Finally wrote my congresspeople

Tried to sound fairly sane and reasonable. Save the ranting for later.

I probably should have spelled out the bills. HR2454 is Cap and Trade, S.607 and HR1207 are both in the interest of auditing the Federal Reserve.

Full text:

The Honorable Baron Hill:

Dear Representative:

Here are some unsolicited opinions. I’m not really sure of your position on them, but you seemed like an appropriate person to express them to.

I see you voted for HR2454 (cap and trade). I hope you did the right thing, but I’m skeptical. I’m a huge environmentalist, but I think it’s a scam.

I’m surprised you haven’t co-sponsored HR1207 yet. I realize it’s crossing party lines, but I can say among the many of your constituency I have spoken to about it, many had not heard of it, but no one has opposed it. Are you against it? If so, please explain.

There are many other bills that concern me, though I really have neither the time nor the knowledge to really be sure what they are saying. The concern generally centers around their potential impact on The Bill of Rights. I know you are sworn to uphold The Constitution and am confident you will.

best regards,
andy

The Honorable Richard Lugar:

Dear Senator:

I’m not sure where you stand on these issues, but to your credit, I don’t know how many times growing up in reference to Indianapolis politics, hearing my parents say, “Lugar wouldn’t have done that …” or something similar. They’re definitely fans of yours and they’re pretty smart people.

I’m surprised you haven’t co-sponsored S.604 yet. Are you against this? Do you feel the same about HR 1207? Most of your constituency I’ve spoken to had been unaware of the movement to audit the Federal Reserve, but none have been against it. If you are against it, I would definitely welcome your informed opinion. Maybe I’m missing something.

HR2454 has passed the house. I’m a huge environmentalist, but I think it’s a scam. I’m not alone:
http://www.opencongress.org/bill/111-h2454/show
I’m guessing I’m preaching to the converted on this one, but thought I’d mention it.

There are many other bills that concern me, though I really have neither the time nor the knowledge to really be sure what they are saying. The concern generally centers around their potential impact on The Bill of Rights. I know you are sworn to uphold The Constitution and am confident you will.

I see you’re on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Freezing North Korea’s assets may well be a good way to diffuse the threat. That’s just good ol’ Hoosier common sense 🙂 That said, I don’t like the fact that we’re always at war. It’s expensive both morally and economically. I think the threats are exaggerated to further the expansion of military industrial complex. In our current financial crisis can we afford to have troops and bases in almost every country in the world?

best regards,
andy

The Honorable Evan Bayh

Dear Senator:

I’m not that familiar with your voting record, but I do take heart that you clearly have no reservations in crossing party lines to vote as you believe. I’m sadly skeptical of your comment that “Most senators aren’t sheep”, but hope you’re right, and glad you’re not one.

Specifically, I’m glad you’ve come out against HR2454. I am a huge environmentalist, but I think it’s a scam. I hope your opposition is of similar form and not tainted by coal interests.

I’m surprised you haven’t co-sponsored S.604 yet. Are you against this? Do you feel the same about HR 1207? Most of your constituency I’ve spoken to had been unaware of the movement to audit the Federal Reserve, but none have been against it. If you are against it, I would definitely welcome your informed opinion. Maybe I’m missing something.

There are many other bills that concern me, though I really have neither the time nor the knowledge to really be sure what they are saying. The concern generally centers around their potential impact on The Bill of Rights. I know you are sworn to uphold The Constitution and am confident you will.

best regards,
andy

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