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open Letter to the U.S. Congress From those of us in the MIddle

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Gentlemen and I use that term with some reservation, on behalf of the majority of the American people I am requesting your immediate attention to the serious matters facing this country and the quagmire you have been instrumental in getting us into. You were elected to carry out the country's business and you have failed miserably in your sworn duties.Â

We, the American people are tired of the petty partisan politics, be you Democrat, Republican, or Independent, and hereby demand that you immediately cease and desist. You were elected by the people and therefore are servants of the same, the people that paid in blood and pay still that allows you to serve. You have dishonored us all with your constant attacks on anything that threatens your own ambitions and have allowed yourselves to become tools of the few at the expense of the majority.Â

We have the longest war in our country's history, an economy on the brink of collapse, debt that will haunt our grandchildren, and yet you went on summer break without acting on unemployment extension. This country belongs to us, the American people and we have allowed you and a small minority to take control as if it were a kingdom and you are the knights serving a king. You are all found guilty, Republican, Democrat, and Independent alike, of gross negligence and we demand your immediate cessation. We will no longer tolerate our daily lives being driven by a small minority on the left or the right, nor the media that mirrors these two extremes.

I speak for the majority because the majority lives in the middle of the political landscape. Republican or Democrat, we know we have a border problem, an energy problem, a huge and growing deficit, people losing homes, jobs, and wars that we grown weary with. We realize there are some hard decisions to be made and that there will be disagreement on how we meet these challenges, but we will no longer accept partisan politics that see you representing a small majority of greedy individuals at our expense. I remind you all, this is the people's country that our great-great-great grandfather's paid and died for and we inherited it, not for your personal fiefdoms but for all the people.Â

Our forefathers stated:
"We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America." You have failed miserably in your duty and it will no longer be tolerated. If you are unable or unwilling to immediately go to work in a bipartisan manner, then you need to resign you position immediately for you are no longer fit to represent the people that you have sworn to represent.Â

We do not have a Republican or Democrat problem we have a problem with YOU and we are no longer interested in hearing how it is the "other guys" fault. It is your fault, the United States Congress. Why do you think that you have the lowest approval rating in congressional history? Senator Graham just yesterday admitted his party, along with Democrats were at fault and must find a bipartisan way of dealing with the country's business. I applaud Senator Graham and call on other Republicans and Democrats to step up as he has done.

If you agree with me, then copy and paste and send to your representative. If enough of us demand what rightfully belongs to us we may, just possibly save our inheritance.
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Gin Arnold is a 70 year old liberal living in Cotacachi, Ecuador after living in S. Alabama. I have owned several businesses, lived aboard a 32 foot sailing yacht, been a bar tender, boat captain, short order cook, and imported furniture from (more...)
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