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Published: Friday, Sept. 13, 2013, 8:57 p.m.

To the Congress of the United States of America:

It is not farmers, carpenters, bricklayers or storekeepers who create recessions, depressions or wars. Our problems start with the legislative branch of government, which, by way of lobbyist groups and gerrymandering, create laws with no regard for the American people.

“In order to form a more perfect union,” you have established a platform for your own well-being. By your legislation, the Constitution has become a tyrant.

There is no justification for your blind partisanship. Your ability to complicate the simplest of legislation is consistent with your inability to lead this country. Your philosophy on protecting the American people is flawed and inconsistent with the times. Your tolerance of those determined to exploit our weaknesses is incomprehensible. While the people go from cashing paychecks to being homeless, waiting in line for food stamps, Congress turns millionaires into billionaires. You, with such power to do good, are instead subverting our very roots and undermining the core values of our Constitution. By way of lobbyists, lawmakers have become lap dogs to corporate greed. You have turned a deaf ear and a blind eye and need to be reminded that you are because “We the People” allow you to be.

If “We the People” do not find ways to inflict concerns on our government and the special interest groups that it represents, our future will continue to be a struggle. When trust and faith in our political leaders are lost to fear and despair, the prospect of insurrection becomes a reality.

William Henry

Nolan Jr.




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