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Oct. 20, 2013
An open letter to the Republican leadership in the House and Senate.
Though I am not your constituent, living as I do in Indiana, I though being a conservative voter, that it is important that you know what we the conservative voters are thinking, now that we have once again kicked the debt can down the road.
Sir, I am gravely disappointed with the outcome of the budget deal and the attempt to defund the Affordable Care Act.
I ask you to keep in mind that the conservative voters elected you to perform a job, that job does not entail getting along with the Democrats, by giving them what they demand. You were not sent to Washington to be liked by the other side. Had conservatives wanted the Democrat agenda enacted we would have voted Democrats into office.
The Democrats with willing help of news media blamed you for the shutdown and again for not succumbing to their demands. When you finally did, President Obama gave a speech that was at best condescending of the Republicans, “… along with some reasonable Republicans ….” It was not just me that noticed the word reasonable was dripping in sarcasm.
Sir, it is time to stand up and say enough, we have caved for the last time. We are Americans who swore an oath to uphold and defend the Constitution; and by God, we are going to do just that. If the Democrats and the media hate us for that, so be it.
Demand to be debated on the issues. Do not let the Democrats make the charge of racism. If they do, call them on it. Race has nothing to with the budget, nothing to do with the ACA. Tell them the charge has nothing to do with the issue, except as a way to deflect from giving an honest answer, one that they can be held responsible for. This applies to any charge that is not specific to the issue being discussed.
Sir, in a nutshell, we have had decades of politicians compromising for the sake of the next election. We, the conservatives require leadership, someone willing to stand up and fight for the Constitution even knowing that standing up for what is right is going to mean losing the party leadership in the Senate, the House speakership or even the next election.
We are watching, we conservatives, the actions you are taking to bring the debt under control, how you stand on the ACA and what you are doing to bring back a constitutionally limited government. After all that is what “We the people” hired you to do.
Unlike Democrat voters, conservatives hold our leadership responsible for their compromising our Constitution and way of life.
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