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Letter from an American

Post by scifidawn on Sat Jul 16, 2011 10:38 am

Subject: THE LETTER EVERYONE IS TALKING ABOUT

A special thanks to Anne for sharing this woman's letter. She clearly articulates what so many of us believe, but better. This MUST reach as many of our friends as possible. It is in the hands of every American patriot to make a difference for our country, family, grandchildren and friends. This current administration says one thing but their opposite actions speak louder than words. WE THE PEOPLE MUST DEFEND OUR CONSTITUTION!

"I am a home grown American citizen, 53, registered Democrat all my life. Before the last presidential election I registered as a Republican because I no longer felt the Democratic Party represents my views or works to pursue issues important to me. Now I no longer feel the Republican Party represents my views or works to pursue issues important to me. The fact is I no longer feel any political party or representative in Washington represents my views or works to pursue the issues important to me. Instead, we are burdened with Congressional Dukes and Duchesses who think they know better than the citizens they are supposed to represent. There must be someone. Please tell me who you are. Please stand up and tell me that you are there and that you're willing to fight for our Constitution as it was written. Please stand up now. You might ask yourself what my views and issues are that I would feel so horribly disenfranchised by both major political parties. What kind of nut-job am I? Well, these briefly are the views and issues for which I seek representation.

One: Illegal immigration. I want you to stop coddling illegal immigrants and secure our borders. Close the underground tunnels.. Stop the violence and the trafficking in drugs and people. No amnesty, not again. Been there, done that, no resolution.

P.S., I'm not a racist. This is not to be confused with legal immigration.

Two, the STIMULUS bill: I want it repealed and I want no further funding supplied to it. We told you No, but you did it anyway. I want the remaining unfunded 95% repealed. Freeze, repeal.

Three: Czars: I want the circumvention of our constitutional checks and balances stopped immediately. Fire the czars. No more czars. Government officials answer to the process, not to the president. Stop trampling on our Constitution, and honor it.

Four, cap and trade: The debate on global warming is not over. There are many conflicting opinions and it is too soon for this radical legislation. Quit throwing our nation into politically-correct quicksand..

Five, universal healthcare: I will not be rushed into another expensive decision that will burden me, my children, and grandchildren. How dare you passing this in the middle of the night without even reading it. Slow down! Fix only what is broken -- we have the best health care system in the world -- and test any new program in one or two states first.

Six, growing government control: I want states' rights and sovereignty fully restored. I want less government in my life, not more. More is not better! Shrink it down. Mind your own business. You have enough to take care of with your real [Constitutional] obligations. Why don't you start there.

Seven, ACORN: I do not want ACORN and its affiliates in charge. I want them investigated. I also do not want mandatory escrow fees contributed to them every time on every real estate deal that closes-- how did they pull that one off? Stop the funding to ACORN and its affiliates pending impartial audits and investigations. I do not trust them with taking the census with our taxpayer money. I don't trust them with any of our taxpayer money. Face up to the allegations against them and get it resolved before taxpayers get any more involved with them. If it walks like a duck and talks like a duck, hello. Stop protecting your political buddies. You work for us, the people. Investigate.

Eight, redistribution of wealth: No, no, no. I work for my money. It is mine. I have always worked for people with more money than I have because they gave me jobs-- and that is the only redistribution of wealth that I will support. I never got a job from a poor person! Why do you want me to hate my employers? And what do you have against shareholders making a profit?

Nine, charitable contributions: Although I never got a job from a poor person, I have helped many in need. Charity belongs in our local communities, where we know our needs best and can use our local talent and our local resources. Butt out, please. We want to do it ourselves.

Ten, corporate bailouts: Knock it off. Every company must sink or swim like the rest of us. If there are hard times ahead, we'll be better off just getting into it and letting the strong survive. Quick and painful. (Have you ever ripped off a Band-Aid?) We will pull together. Great things happen in America under great hardship. Give us the chance to innovate. We cannot disappoint you more than you have disappointed us.

Eleven, transparency and accountability: How about it? No, really, how about it? Let's have it. Let's say we give the buzzwords a rest and have some straight honest talk.. Please stop trying to manipulate and appease me with clever wording. I am not the idiot you obviously take me for. Stop sneaking around and meeting in back rooms making deals with your friends. It will only be a prelude to your criminal investigation. Stop hiding things from me.

Twelve, unprecedented quick spending: Stop it now. Take a breath. Listen to the people. Slow down and get some input from nonpoliticians and experts on the subject. Stop making everything an emergency. Stop speed-reading our bills into law. I am not an activist.. I am not a community organizer. Nor am I a terrorist, a militant or a violent person. I am a parent and a grandparent.. I work. I'm busy. I am busy, and I am tired. I thought we elected competent people to take care of the business of government so that we could work, raise our families, pay our bills, have a little recreation, complain about taxes, endure our hardships, pursue our personal goals, cut our lawn, wash our cars on the weekends and be responsible contributing members of society and teach our children to be the same all while living in the home of the free and land of the brave.

I entrusted you with upholding the Constitution. I believed in the checks and balances to keep from getting far off course. What happened? You are very far off course. Do you really think I find humor in the hiring of a speed reader to unintelligently ramble all through a bill that you signed into law without knowing what it contained? I do not. It is a mockery of the responsibility I have entrusted to you. It is a slap in the face. I am not laughing at your arrogance. Why is it that I feel as if you would not trust me to make a single decision about my own life and how I would live it but you should expect that I should trust you with the debt that you have laid on all of us and our children. We did not want the TARP bill. We said no. We would repeal it if we could. There is needless urgency and recklessness in all of your recent spending of our tax dollars.

From my perspective, it seems that all of you have gone insane. I also know that I am far from alone in these feelings. Do you honestly feel that your current pursuits have merit to patriotic Americans? We want it to stop. We want to put the brakes on everything that is being rushed by us and forced upon us. We want our voice back. You have forced us to put our lives on hold to straighten out the mess that you are making. We will have to give up our vacations, our time spent with our children, any relaxation time we may have had and money we cannot afford to spend on bringing our concerns to Washington. Our president often knows all the right buzzwords like unsustainable. Well, no kidding. How many tens of thousands of dollars did the focus group cost to come up with that word? We don't want your overpriced words. Stop treating us like we're morons.

We want all of you to stop focusing on your reelection and do the job we want done, not the job you want done or the job your party wants done. You work for us and at this rate I guarantee you not for long because we are coming. We will be heard and we will be represented.. You think we're so busy with our lives that we will never come for you? We are the formerly silent majority, all of us who quietly work, pay taxes, obey the law, vote, save money, keep our noses to the grindstone... and we are now looking at you.

You have awakened us, the patriotic freedom spirit so strong and so powerful that it had been sleeping too long. You have pushed us too far. Our numbers are great. They may surprise you. For every one of us who will be there, there will be hundreds more that could not come. Unlike you, we have their trust. We will represent them honestly, rest assured. They will be at the polls on voting day to usher you out of office. We have cancelled vacations. We will use our last few dollars saved. We will find the representation among us and a grassroots campaign will flourish. We didn't ask for this fight. But the gloves are coming off. We do not come in violence, but we are angry. You will represent us or you will be replaced with someone who will. There are candidates among us who will rise like a Phoenix from the ashes that you have made of our constitution.

Democrat, Republican, independent, libertarian. Understand this.. We don't care. Political parties are meaningless to us. Patriotic Americans are willing to do right by us and our Constitution, and that is all that matters to us now. We are going to fire all of you who abuse power and seek more. It is not your power. It is ours and we want it back. We entrusted you with it and you abused it. You are dishonorable. You are dishonest. As Americans we are ashamed of you. You have brought shame to us. If you are not representing the wants an d needs of your constituency loudly and consistently, in spite of the objections of your party, you will be fired. Did you hear? We no longer care about your political parties. You need to be loyal to us, not to them because we will get you fired and they will not save you. If you do or can represent me, my issues, my views, please stand up. Make your identity known. You need to make some noise about it.
Speak up. I need to know who you are. If you do not speak up, you will be herded out with the rest of the sheep and we will replace the whole damn congress if need be... one by one..

We are coming. Are we coming for you? Who do you represent? What do you represent?

Listen. Because we are coming. We the people are coming."




The following letter read on the Glenn Beck's show, is rapidly circulating around the country. Americans everywhere identify with this 53-year-old woman. She has given us a voice. Once you read this, you will want to forward it to all of your friends...

GLENN BECK: I got a letter from a woman in Arizona . She writes an open letter to our nation's leadership.

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Re: Letter from an American

Post by PiperC! on Sat Jul 16, 2011 4:05 pm

Can we please devote another forum strictly for Dawn's political ramblings?
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Re: Letter from an American

Post by Hannah_Banana222 on Sat Jul 23, 2011 12:02 pm

Well I certainly wouldn't call our healthcare system the best in the world.

But yeah... I agree with a lot of it. I think both Democrats and Republicans are generally idiots. We need another major party that is actually competant.
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Re: Letter from an American

Post by Rex on Sat Jul 30, 2011 12:50 pm

Well this seems like you average viral political propaganda but what the hell. I will give it a shot


Instead, we are burdened with Congressional Dukes and Duchesses who think they know better than the citizens they are supposed to represent.
Citiziens are idiots. All you need to is look at any random political rally or internet rambling to see this. The last thing ANYONE should be doing is listening to your average citizien who knows exactly shit and a half about politics or economy.

One: Illegal immigration. I want you to stop coddling illegal immigrants and secure our borders. Close the underground tunnels.. Stop the violence and the trafficking in drugs and people. No amnesty, not again. Been there, done that, no resolution.
This is not so easily done. You can't simply wave a magic stick and stop drugs and traffickers. Secondly I agree that illegal immigration is a problem but it's also again not a simple white and black issue that can be easily solved



Four, cap and trade: The debate on global warming is not over. There are many conflicting opinions and it is too soon for this radical legislation. Quit throwing our nation into politically-correct quicksand..
It doesn't matter if it's over or not. Taking care of our nature is good either way even if it can be expensive and uncomfortable for some people

Five, universal healthcare: I will not be rushed into another expensive decision that will burden me, my children, and grandchildren. How dare you passing this in the middle of the night without even reading it. Slow down! Fix only what is broken -- we have the best health care system in the world -- and test any new program in one or two states first.
Actually no you don't(unless you count the healthcare for the extremely rich).

Six, growing government control: I want states' rights and sovereignty fully restored. I want less government in my life, not more. More is not better! Shrink it down. Mind your own business. You have enough to take care of with your real [Constitutional] obligations. Why don't you start there.
You need more. But it also needs to be more effective. That's the problem not the size

Seven, ACORN: I do not want ACORN and its affiliates in charge

That's the complaint? There are so many powerful lobby groups that do incredible drain on US economy and she is complaining about ACORN because they were a minor hit in the media. And again back to my point about average citiziens being stupid

Eight, redistribution of wealth: No, no, no. I work for my money. It is mine.
And that's the kind of idiotic insane rambling that lacks any rational points but appeals to the primal and emotional side of the average ape..ehh citizien

And what do you have against shareholders making a profit?
If this is some rant about the poor big corporations and blah blah these same corporations are taking their buisness overseas thus making americans lose jobs and these same corporations use fianancial tricks that cause these huge financial crisis among many other things . So yeah they need a good slap in the face and tight control

Ten, corporate bailouts: Knock it off. Every company must sink or swim like the rest of us. If there are hard times ahead, we'll be better off just getting into it and letting the strong survive. Quick and painful. (Have you ever ripped off a Band-Aid?) We will pull together. Great things happen in America under great hardship. Give us the chance to innovate. We cannot disappoint you more than you have disappointed us.
The sheer idiocy of this is just breath taking.

I am not the idiot you obviously take me for.
Yes you are. But transperency is indeed a good thing. Not that it would make a difference. You throw in a few gossipy issues like abortion , guns or religious b.s out there and no matter how transperent the actually important things are everyone will flock to the gossipy stuff

Twelve, unprecedented quick spending

Actually spending your way out of a economic slump is a really really good tactics. Provided that the spending is not wasted on something like the military but done right

We don't want your overpriced words. Stop treating us like we're morons.
That's exactly what people want. Shiny words to make them feel all good about themselves. That's the only reason Fox news and Sarah Palin have any success. And again you are morons. Not just you but most average citiziens

But yeah... I agree with a lot of it. I think both Democrats and Republicans are generally idiots. We need another major party that is actually competant.
A complete overhaul of the political system and the media would do wonders for America
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Re: Letter from an American

Post by Unit7 on Sat Jul 30, 2011 5:25 pm

I got a question about the bailouts.

I just want to know if I got the general idea right as to why it happens.

I think I had it explained that the reasons bailing out failing companies was to prevent job loss...

Now I am no expert about economy or business. But the way I see it. If a big company is failing the more likely they are to cut jobs and close down factories.

Which is a bad bad thing. Job loss anywhere is bad. So having half a facotries employees lose their jobs is really bad. But what if it has to be closed down so the Big Company doesn't quite sink so fast?

Thats hundreds of people out of work. Right? Now some of them will find jobs right away. Some will take awhile but... for many the money in their household will be tight.

Which is bad. If I understand such things. It would mean that they would only be buying what they need. Which means other companies are in danger of losing profit. The more people are out of work, the less people are spending. The less people are spending the more jobs could get cut. More factories could be closing down.

If enough companies were to sink... it be a bitch.

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Which is why the Government bails out large companies. If the Government can give money to help out these companies fewer jobs will be lost.

Now I only had the premise explained to me once and it was over a year ago I think. So I could be wrong. But it does just seem like common sense.

If true. Then its a giant domino effect.

Spending is good for the economy. You buy stuff, people make a paycheck, who buy more stuff, which gives someone else a paycheck and they can spend it in a different place and so on and so on.

Having companies sink or swim on their own...

I mean I have to admit its a great idea on paper. Companies should have to be on their own.

But of course I could have it all wrong.

Which I hope I do.

But hey.

Atleast if Obama and his administration is as truly bad as these people think then what do they dont have to worry much longer. Smile

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Re: Letter from an American

Post by Rex on Sat Jul 30, 2011 9:58 pm

I haven't researched the bailout so I can't say for sure but yeah generally I think you got it right. That's the thing most people don't understand. Just how insanely connected economy is today

It can basically be a huge domino effect. Your example is very good. And it's even worse since those huge companies aren't limited to just one field. They are involved in hundreds of fields and have a gazzilion daughter companies. And they are other businesses who even if they are not directly connected to the large corporation depend on either her or one of it's daughter companies for their business to run smoothly. And ditto on the social effect. Sometimes entire towns depend simply on one factory or buisnes. This can hit the entire town. Then people lose not just their jobs but also their entire town gets a hit. For example their houses are worth a lot less now

And then we have to take in the crime aspect. Due to losing a job people can turn to crime which again can impact entire cities. Also people might not be able to go to college which would impact the quality of american workforce, tourists buisness depending on enough people being rich enough to avoid a vacation could fail, then you also have the healthcare system where you can died because of a lack of money or let conditions that would prevent from working be left untreated etc... And of course there is the debt. America seems to be set up that you guys are put into debt almost from babies. A good economic hit could actually put people on the street. And it's very hard to go back from being homless


And then there is the monopolies. Check out this interesting article(especially if you are a pet owner) http://www.cracked.com/article_18845_6-secret-monopolies-you-didnt-know-run-world.html

Imagine what chaos can happen here and with who knows how many others that aren't mentioned

Basically it sucks but giant companies sometimes need to be protected. And instead of giving them more rights like the Supreme court did they should be monitored so closely that they can't take a breath without a goverment agent checking out their tonsils. Yeah that's right they NEED MORE goverment regulation


Well yes and no. It also depends on what you spend it. But yeah spending is vital

Honestly I think both sides are complete idiots. Democrats are spineless and almost incompetent and Republicans don't give a shit if they destroy the USA as long they get to whine about their ideology
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Post by PiperC! on Sun Jul 31, 2011 8:13 am

I agree with Rex, Dems are dangerously incompetent! At least down here they are, they take all kinds of shit. They are definitely not the honey badgers of the political system.
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Post by Rex on Sun Aug 14, 2011 4:45 am

Well damn. Do you have to agree? I hope we could get some kinda debate fight going. It's kinda boring
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