Skip to comments.My letter to my U.S. Senators (WRITE THE ENTIRE U.S. SENATE)
Posted on 11/09/2008 8:16:25 AM PST by Jeff Head
I have sent the following letter via eamil and fax to my two Senators from Idaho, Seantor Crapo and Senator-elect Risch. I am also sending it to all of the other 48 US Senators. In my estimation, it is time we informed all of our representatives, from the President on down, who they really work for and what our expectations of them are. In particular, since the US Senate does not have a fillibuster proof majority, it is time that the GOP Senators stood up like patriots and statesmen, instead of the wiley, self-interested politicians so many of them act like, and make a stand for our republic and the fundamental principles upon which it has been founded. I encourage all Americans to write similar letters, urging the GOP senators to take a stand on principle and not allow socialistic, and anti-American legislation to pass, even if it means they have to hold up all legislation through the power of the fillibuster.
TO MY SENATORS:
Idaho U.S. Senators Mike Crapo and Senator-elect Jim Risch
November 8, 2008
CC: ALL US Senators
RE: Principled Stand on the Issues of the day using the fillibuster
Dear Senators Crapo and Senator-elect Risch,
I am writing this letter to you (to be delivered by email, fax, and the regular mail), to voice my support of the foundational principles that have preserved this nation's liberty, soveriegnty, integrity, prosperity, and peace throughout its history. These principles of sanctity for life, free markets, self-sufficency, national soveriengty, self defense, individual worth and effort, and personal and societal accountability and responsibilty are bedrock principles to the well being of our Republic and society, and they are also under relentless assault from forces both external and internal to our nation.
In that regard, I am urging my own senators, and all senators...and particularly all GOP senators...to stand for these principles throughout the term of the incoming Obama administration, and particularly when coupling that administration with their DNC majorities in the house and the senate.
But particularly in the US Senate.
The democratic majority was unsuccessful in obtaining a fillibuster proof majority in the US Senate and this gives rise to a critical opportunity for the GOP to resist the sure-to-come abject efforts of the President and his majority to further undercut and weaken these critical prinicples, as they have promised to do, and that their party has been assaulting for many years under the false-flag guises of societal justice and equity through wealth redistribution, a woman's right to choose to kill her own unborn child, public safety to infringe second amendment rights, mipsplaced compassion to reward illegal aliens with citezenship, and any other number of carefully crafted marketing messages to advance their agenda in these areas.
In particular, Senators, I am urging everyone I know, realitves, neighbors, friends, and acquaintences, to write similar letters.
Stand on principle Senators...the principles enumerated above, and resist the majority in the Senate who will be seeking any number of legislative efforts to undermine these principles I have spoken of. We will gauge your performance accordingly and will either vote to keep you as stalwart defenders of our Constitutiomnal Republic and the principles upon which is has been founded, or replace you with those who will do so accordingly.
Specifcally, use the power of the fillibuster to force the majority to either set-aside, or significantly compromise on their plans for all of the following:
I believe that we cannot, and must not, get into a trap of hoping the worst for our country in order to politically defeat our opposition, as the democrats have done for eight years reagrding President Bush. Such a stance is completely counter productive and destructive to our nation and only leads to worse probllems. So, I personally and sincerely wish the best for and pray for the Obama administration as they take office, that our nation will be well defended and prospered under their leadership.
- The Freedom of Choice Act which will re-fund abortion with federal monies and remove almost all restriction to this ghastly procedure.
- The proposed nationalization of 401K plans, illiminating them in favor of a federal program tied to the Social Security fund.
- Any Comprehensive Immigration legislation providing a path to citezenship for illegals already in this counrty.
- The Obama administration's plans for raising taxes, using the fillibuster to get them to make permanent the Bush tax cuts instead.
- Any Obama plans to draw down our forces in Iraq or Afghanistan prematurely before our current military leaders feel it would be prudent to do so.
- Any effort to further erode or curtail individual rights to firearms, including any effort to reinstate the so-called Assault Weapon Ban.
- Any energy legislation that does not provide for rigorous develpopment of our own resources, drilling here and drilling now, and at-home refining of our oil reserves off the coasts, in the oil shales, and in the ANWR.
- Any effort to accept signature of the Kyoto Protocol in the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.
- Any effort to accept signature of the United Nations Law of the Sea.
But when plans are proposed that are contrary to those aims, then it not only becomes important to use reasoned dialog and whatever legal and political recourse available to us to resist such contrary plans, but it also becomes our patriotic and sacred duty to do so.
That duty can be discharrged without rancor and without wishing ill on our nation or our opposition...but it can also be discharged directly, with confidence in the principles upon which we stand, in an unflinching manner, and with faith in God above.
I urge my own senatros, the GOP senators inparticular, and all senators to discharge their duties to our nation and its citizens accordingly because we will also be watching and voting accordingly.
Thank you very much for your time and attention.
Emmett, Idaho, USA
Please, if you are so inclined, write similar letters to your Senators and urge everyone you know to do the same. Feel free to us my own as a template if you so desire, either from this thread on FR, or from my own SITE
FYI...please pass the word.
Thanks for the ping!
You are very welcome AG! Thanks for the BUMP and I hope you get the chance to write letters to your Senators too!
Will do. Thank you for getting this started!
Both of mine are liberal Democrats. No principles to appeal to.
I am going to have to adopt a couple of Senators. I don’t think Feinstein and Boxer will give the letter much consideration.:)
Conservatives in California do live a lonely life.
From your lips to God’s ear. Too bad most of the GOP seems not to care for God nor our country.
Here is an excellent resource for doing so from the US Senate site:
You can sort by name, State, or by Party on that page.
...and if that is the only reason they respond, then we hold their feet to the fire now to get them to do so, and then replace them with true statesmen and patriots next go round...but we have to get them to stand now.
I have Spector and Casey...One wont read it and the other cant...
Might want to hit the ‘ol Spell Check before you send that to your “senatros”, Jeff..
I plan to write letters asap. Thanks for motivating even more!
I believe now more than ever that some form of forced re-education is real possibility (the socialists and communists already have the education structure of the government schools) — it will be for those who are somewhat older.
It will become a reality only if we DO keep our mouths shut.
Before the laws are passed we need to stand up and stand tall. We must risk calls to our doors from federal agents wanting to know our “thoughts” and intentions. We must risk the government motor pool vehicles siting near our houses and keeping us under surveillance. We must risk having our phones and emails monitored. And if they are listening in, we must say the right things — the truth.
The nation will not be spared by those who hide and attempt to keep their names secret. The nation will be spared by those who make themselves vulnerable; by those who, like our founding father sought liberty in the face of tyranny and lost all as to this world.
Thanks Jeff. Great letter!
There will be something of a “honeymoon” for the Anointed One, a period of euphoric emotion in which it will seem to be “ungentlemanly” to oppose the wishes of the One, even bordering on some wretched version of “racism”.
Barack Hussein Obama,Jr., the messianic, charismatic Magic Negro, CANNOT, by himself, work all these proposed changes on America. There is simply too much inertia in the existing institutions. More than that, trying to push an agenda through the national legislature, is something like herding cats. So there shall be little direct change at first, but once started, it could, and probably would, turn into a snowball.
Our objective should be to break the snowball before it starts to accrue any size. Republicans may expect to be locked out of committee meetings, and have their attempts to add amendments while the bill is on the floor be completely stifled. This will lead to trying to peel off enough Democrats, especially the “blue dogs” who may SOMETIMES be persuaded to work in the nation’s interest, rather than their own. On the rest, a practice of systematically running deep opposition research, in which the “yellow dogs” are the subjects of a very intensive and comprehensive anal exam, which could prove even more damaging than whatever is in their FBI files, but from information that is acquired completely separately from any of the raw data in those FBI files. If they have undergraduate or graduate level theses, the subject and content of those papers. History of interpersonal associations, travel, sources of funding for each run for office, current investments held outside government, and determination of where their loyalties (if any) lie. And e-mails. Hack into their e-mails, including any and all personal accounts. Apparently this tactic is not in the least illegal. Or difficult.
This is the game the Democrats have played against the Republicans for years. They have set the rules of engagement. “Gentlemen” need not apply. Reading what they have lying about on their desk is not out of bounds in this game. Democrats must be considered to be enemy agents, and treated accordingly.
Jeff, it won’t do much in Colorado since we now have two democrat senators. One is the new and therefore party-line Udall and the other is the funny little man that wears a cowboy hat but who owns a vaction cottage in ANWR and who is also a party liner.
What percentage of California votes?
You need to add a line that the primary task of the President is to defend US from our ENEMIES, not to use the office to IMPOSE HIS WILL ON US. They have to clamor about this every day.
What a pickle we are in. This bum is gonna start WW3. All the effort to defend Eastern Europe and Zero is getting ready to hand Poland to the Russians on a silver platter.
You Nailed it!!!! GREAT POST!!!
I have Murray and Cantwell. I write them letters and get a form letter in return: “Thank you for contacting me. As you know, I always value your input but here’s how I am going to do this.” Blah Blah Blah. I’ll keep trying anyway.
LOL! Thats as far as they'll read before it gets thrown in the bin.......good try tho.
Again, no offense. It's a great letter.
That would be when appeals to the ballot box began to end and a different type of box was appealed to...God forbid.
But given the volume of gun and ammo sales since Nov 4th (which are skyrocketing all over the country), orthers are putting things away for a rainy day...and the liberla/socialist/marxist elite hate and fear it.
You are very welcome. Hope you get the opportunity to write letters too and urge all you know to do liekwise.
We have to help the learn that it is in their political best interest (as in having a job) to do so.
They need to know you are out there...and they need to fear you and your ability (as a group of people) to displace them next go around. if enough people write, they will.
...and then write every GOP senator out there.
Use the following US Senate Site:
Never give up...keep fighting.
Let them know of the ground swell of talk already on the street on this subject since the election of this possibly illegal candidate who already has implied legislation to do harm to our welfare.
Do it in no uncertain terms so they get the message.
Lie and fool me once, it's YOUR fault. Lie and fool a second time, it's MY fault.
There are others who will do so, and the shear volume, if we will not synically turn away so as to avoid even trying, sends a message of its own.
So, if you are in, please write...if not, then, with all due respect, move aside and do whatever you patriotically feel needs to be done (create a thread or a site about it), and let the rest of us here make this effort anyway.
The point is...we all have to do something and the US Senate holds the key to effective opposition now.
IMHO, mentioning it in this letter sends that message.
I'm constantly writing my senators...Levin - Stabenow...and yes, I too get responses. I even sent both those idiots copies of that Rush letter he put up for auction on Ebay asking them to donate to the charity the monies were destined for.......
Levin and Stabenow, guess where that letter you are asking to be sent will end up.........thats why I laugh
Thanks for clarifying, Jeff.
Do you really think these Senators actually READ all these millions of letters we laboriously write them any more than you will probably be able to read all the replies individually that you get on this thread. They have staff that scans them through a process and digests the YES/NO votes advocated by the majority. Even the “personal” replies we get from their offices are computer generated boozhwah signed with a machine that makes the signature look like it’s real.
A suggestion I read about recently is to get several colorful postcards that draw attention, write on the postcard “Vote NO on Prop.8799 or Vote YES on HR 6558” and send it on. It will likely get more individual attention that ten thousand form letters that are simply sorted anyway and thrown into the old computer hole to be “dealt with” in a way to make the voter think he or she is important to the Congresscritter. Sorry, I’m getting very tired, and somewhat cynical.
I will draft a like letter today for my polidiots !
But do I have to call em “senatros” ?:o)
One thing I know...if enough letters, faxes, calls, etc. come in on a particular topic regarding a particular issue...they listen because they guage their chances for re-election based on such numbers.
e need to flood them with such letters now and throughout the Obama administration so they never forget who butters their bread and who it is they answer to come election time.
I believe we can do it...but it si going to take work. but true liberty has never beenf ree.
So we have to keep after it. After this defeat the time is not for letting down or stepping aside, but for stepping up.
74% percent of eligible people are registered to vote. 34% are republicans and that % is going down. This year many republicans voted for Obama. I will never be able to wrap my brain around that one.
You might have spoken too soon. There are 57 Senators in the 111th Congress's D-I Senate caucus so far, compared to 40 in the R, and three races are still undecided. I suspect, that Al Franken will ultimately win one of those races through Democrat treachery, at which point I will have to start calling it the Roman Senate (during the last days of Rome, of course).
I expect Chambliss will take Georgia. He has over a 100,000 vote lead with 99% reporting.
Stevens has a very narrow 3,500 vote lead in Alaska and I expect he may well hold it.
My guess is 42 GOP, 58 DNC, maybe 43 to 57, or also maybe 41 to 59.
By the way, I've enjoyed your stickers, as have friends and family. When are you going to have the "Sarah 2012" stickers? :)
Same here, but I have two of the worst in the Senate.
Clinton and Schumer
Pass the word...lots of other good messages there as well.