The Honorable Rob Bishop
House of Representatives
123 Cannon House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515-4401
Re: Why sanction Iran?
Dear Representative Bishop:
Why are we sanctioning Iran? We do not want war with Iran - there is no reason or justification for war with Iran. Sanctions move us closer to war. Why are you doing this? Iran has not violated the nuclear arms treaty it has signed. War with Iran is even more foolish than war with Iraq--we were dragged into war with Iraq under false pretenses. The blood of hundreds of thousands of dead Iraqi's is on our hands. Let's not allow ourselves to again be duped into war against a nation which has not made war on the U.S.
Thanks for your reply,
The Honorable Rob Bishop
The following is an email sent to Senator Robert F. Bennett, R-Utah on April 19, 2010. It may very well be the last letter I write to Senator Bennett. -- Marty Jensen
I know what you want Senator. You want to prevent the coming entitlement freight train wreck which will soon be upon us, unless we begin addressing it now. While I support you in this cause, and as important as this issue is, there is a root-cause, foundational issue of even greater importance: government going beyond the bounds set for it in the Constitution, the result of which is a plethora of social and world problems.
You must admit that we would have no coming entitlement freight train wreck had the federal government adhered to the boundaries set for it in the Constitution. Having not done so earlier, we are now reaping the whirlwind.
So let's say you are reelected and you do get to shed much light on this urgent and serious problem, and perhaps even cap, curtail, or eliminate entitlements as you propose. Like the little boy sticking his finger in the dike, you have plugged a hole. Thank you very much for your leadership in this cause. However, in the meantime, your fellow politicians are poking other holes in the dike in the same manner in which this hole was created: by ignoring, disregarding, or scorning constitutional limits on federal government powers.
I have written you before and I have had dialog with you in open public meetings. I have begged you--yes, begged you--to take the principled positions which would allow and encourage me to support you. I have told you that I want you to be my man in Washington. Specifically, if and when you take an uncompromising, principled, and outspoken position on constitutional principles, I am with you, and I believe a majority of Utahans will join us.
Without a revolutionary about-face, I will no longer be supporting Senator Bennett. This is a time in history for a bold, unconventional and unprecedented restoration of constitutional principles. This is a time to break with the Washington pack and join with Utahans in demanding a constitutional restoration. I urge you with all the force I have to be the James Madison and/or Thomas Jefferson of our day! Your whole life has led you to this opportunity and you have a choice: be just another player in the tired old bi-partisan band, or go down in history as a principle star in the constitutional fight of our generation. If you truly change and become the constitutional champion of the people of Utah, you will have the support of an awakened, energetic constituency. The Mike Lees and Cheryl Eagers of the campaign will have nothing to offer! You will have excited grass-roots support with cheering supporters at every town meeting you hold. The press won't know what to make of it; "Senator from Utah joins Tea Partiers and pledges to fight for constitutional principles." or “Senator Bennett arrives home to hundreds of cheering constituents." Wouldn't it be great to have town meetings where you received standing ovations instead of spending two hours defending yourself?
This is your time, Senator, and I pray to our Heavenly Father that you will seize this day and join with "we the people" in our fight to restore the Constitution and its righteous principles. Your immediate, vigorous, passionate, and genuine embrace of constitutional principles above all else will mark the day that Robert Bennett's name was added to the list of the outstanding patriots of the United States of America.
In closing, God bless you and your family. You have made a tremendous effort and sacrifice for our nation. I believe wholeheartedly that you are a good man, and I respect you. In the upcoming weeks, I will monitor your public announcements in the hopes of a profound and revolutionary transformation of the politician to patriot. I do not want to join forces with another candidate, but if you don't hear again from me, it will be because I've done all I can to sway you. I will be supporting the candidate who most strictly honors the oath of office to "support and defend the Constitution of the United States of America."