August 3, 2009
An Open Letter to All Members of the United States Senate and the United State House of Representatives and Their Various Staffs
Capitol Building and various offices
You, for the most part, are a bunch of lying, thieving, self-serving scoundrels and power brokers whose sole ambition is to be re-elected, or elected to higher office. You will do almost anything to achieve that goal.
It has been said, politics is like making sausage. You know what it is, but you dont want to know what went into it. And you, congresspersons and senators, dont want us to know what goes into Washington politics, either.
A mere cursory examination shows us that you, Congress, are the mafia on steroids make that triple steroids, and other self-enhancing drugs. (No wonder you all look like a bunch of Smiling Bobs.) Here, I might apologize to the mafia. At least it has a certain honor code where none exists on Capitol Hill. There is no one in those hallowed halls who can, or would, make the same vow as the signers of the Declaration of Independence to Pledge our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor. None, nada, nary a soul.
Sacred honor? You have to be kidding! Besides, organized crime only cost us tens of $billions while Congress has raised the stakes to tens of $trillions and the loss of personal freedoms. Remember Lord Actons warning, Power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely?
In the darkness of night, in a quiet office, or in a deserted hall, in that secret arena where votes are obtained by bullying, threats, offers of future favors, and other nefarious acts, the buying and selling the souls of self-serving solons by political leaders, lesser members, and lobbyists, not to mention El Presidente, himself, is commonplace. You call it negotiations, compromise, or more nicely put, the art of friendly persuasion.
It was reported by Fox that one Ohio congresswomans vote for cap and trade was purchased for 3 $billion in earmarks! Can any of you tell me the difference between a house of ill-repute and your august body in which absolutely everything is for sale, depending on the price or threat? Senator Evan Bayh (D-IN) refers to this as shenanigans. Purchasing a vote for 3 $billion is merely a shenanigan? I swear, there is more honor and morals to be found at the Hookers Ball than in that untreated sewage pond we call congress.
Remember the House post office scandal? Remember Ted Kennedy (D-MA) responsible for the death of Mary Jo Kopechne, as well as other undignified deeds? Well, Old Teddy is going to get the Medal of Freedom. How about all the tax cheats like Charlie Rangel (D-NY)? What about the Honorable William Jefferson (D-LA) who is accused of accepting $400,000 in bribes ($100,000 in cold cash in his New Orleans freezer)? Spring butt corrupt Speaker Nancy Beads Pelosi (D-CA), daughter and avid student of Baltimores corrupt mayor, Big Tom DAlesandro, favoring her husbands $17 million investment in Del Monte in Samoa.
Then there was the male prostitution ring run out of Barney Franks (D-MA) home. Dont forget Christopher Dodds (D-CT) sweetheart mortgage deal with Countrywide. This doesnt scratch the surface and includes ample representation from both major parties. Yet, no one in Congress condemns them.
The vast, vast majority of you are corrupt, not only in sins of commission, but those of omission, as well. Never will one rat out another for the most serious of crimes. Is this a secret oath all must take to take their seats in this cesspool? Senator Fred Thompson (R-TN) and Congressmen such as J.C. Watts (R-OK) and Steve Largent (R-OK), whom we think of as honorable and decent people, refused to run for re-election. They were all shoo-ins. Why? They never publicly said anything about congress.
You have managed to indebt our children, grandchildren and great grandchildren to $trillions. To quote Ronald Regan, The government is like a babys alimentary canal, with a happy appetite at one end and no responsibility at the other. And how do you plan to pay our debt to China? Remember you write the tax laws (at least you are supposed to.) You begin by sending out your electronic bagmen to attach each paycheck. The rest, you hold up April 15th and four other times a year. And this just about covers the interest.
What you liberal members fail to see is: “You cannot bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift. You cannot help small men by tearing down big men. You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong. You cannot lift the wage-earner by pulling down the wage-payer. You cannot help the poor man by destroying the rich. You cannot keep out of trouble by spending more than your income. You cannot further the brotherhood of man by inciting class hatred. You cannot establish security on borrowed money. You cannot build character and courage by taking away men’s initiative and independence. You cannot help men permanently by doing for them what they could and should do for themselves.” –Presbyterian minister William J.H. Boetcker
There has been a Kremlinization of Congress. You hide behind your walls. Your staged events with only canned questions and shills no longer fool the people. You do not answer your e-mail (especially, you Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) whose box is always full), or one receives a totally meaningless form letter which never answers a specific question, or any question for that matter. Your staffers screen and protect you from angry constituents letters, calls and e-mails. If you dont like what you hear at a town hall meeting [like Diane Feinstein (D-CA)], you call the police to remove them.
It will be an interesting August for your august group. Those of you who dare to have so-called town meetings will be deluged with angry shouts and angry questions. There will be angry signs and angry banners. You have become as unapproachable as the French nobility prior to the French Revolution. You have adopted the same attitude as Marie Antoinettes Let them eat cake.
You will either change your we know what is best for you because we are better than you attitude, or you will be unemployed that is, until you can get a job as a lobbyist.
Finally, there is an organization, a party if you will, GOOOH (Get Out of Our House) which is rapidly growing by tens of thousands whose goal is to have a clean sweep of both the House and the Senate and have newly elected people who will impose term limits and sanity to this lunatic asylum. (See www.GOOOH.com)
Your time has passed. It is time to go home, count your $millions and enjoy the lucrative retirement, healthcare and benefits you have voted yourselves.
U.S. Army (Ret.)
3096 Angela Lane
Oak Harbor, WA 98277