Senator Bennett, Again I beg you to understand the feelings of the American people and to respond in kind - not "business as usual" in Washington. Understand us, join us, be our champion!
Using the Interstate Commerce clause or the elastic clause to justify any bill, for any "good" reason, is in the eyes of a great number of Americans, an egregious violation of the principles of the Declaration and Constitution. Please re-read that.
Will you not agree that a great many of the powers seized by the federal government are not in harmony with the founding principles of this nation? Please answer this question in your reply, because I quite frankly don't understand why congressmen continuously and increasingly disregard these principles. Please help me see from your perspective how health care bills, Patriot Acts, and government bailouts are legal under the Constitution. Please teach me--what I am missing in my interpretation of the Constitution and its original intent?
Are you out of step with your constituents? Many of us are angry and frustrated at the federal government for exercising power over issues which we see as belonging to the states or the people. Read below: Nearly 50% of the American people are VERY ANGRY with federal government policies. Why is that? Are the people out of step with their government, or is it the other way around?
A few snippets from the Rasmussen Report, as found at: http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/general_politics/november_2009/71_angry_at_federal_government_up_five_points_since_september .
According to Rasmussen Reports, "Seventy-one percent (71%) of voters nationwide say they're at least somewhat angry about the current policies of the federal government. That figure includes 46% who are Very Angry.
"The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that only 27% are not angry about the government's policies, including 10% who are Not at All Angry."
The report goes on to say, "The data suggests that the level of anger is growing. The 71% who are angry at federal government policies today is up five percentage points since September. "Even more stunning, the 46% who are Very Angry is up 10 percentage points from September."
The report also states, "The latest numbers show that only nine percent (9%) of voters trust the judgment of America's political leaders more than the judgment of the American people." It further states, "Seventy-one percent (71%) believe the federal government has become a special interest group that looks out primarily for its own interests. Sixty-eight percent (68%) believe that government and big business work together in ways that hurt consumers and investors."
Rasmussen Reports goes on to say that voter opposition to the proposed health care plan, government bailouts, and higher taxes is especially high.
Again, Senator Bennett, I beg you to reconsider your traitorous legislating and get in step with the people and the document you have sworn to defend, preserve, and protect: The Constitution of the United States of America.
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