- Posted October 3, 2013 by
St Louis, Missouri
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Shutdown over: What next?
I've Had Enough, My Message to Mr. Speaker
Dear Mr. Speaker,
Though, I am not one of your direct constituents, I am pleading with you to stop this madness over the already passed and constitutionally sound Affordable Healthcare Act. Your congress passed this bill, it was signed into law by President Obama, AND the Supreme Court found it to be constitutional. It is the law. Our economy is just now showing signs of recovery and you, unfortunately, have lead the way back down the path of uncertainty and possible economic calamity. Please stop this madness.
I must share with you, that when I first registered to vote I registered as Republican, but over the years, I have consistently found myself at odds for the GOP rhetoric. I honestly can no longer see any logic in the GOP platform, except, "Whatever the 'Other Party' wants, we don't." I just do not understand it anymore. However, from my perspective, the GOP position and posturing not only comes across as immature and spoiled-child like. On a more base level, your actions, or inactions as they are, appear to be self-defeating. Your party is splintering, because you have no cohesiveness and your actions have done little positive for our great country. I hope and pray that you can see the damage you are doing. There is a great voice of the people out there, not sound bites, but actual conversations, and I have yet to hear one state that they agree with you. A common thread here is "We NEED more public servants, NOT politicians." I hand you this opportunity to reflect on that statement and what that means for America.
I do not envy your position. You obviously are a man of conviction, but you are also a man in a wonderful position to lead those who follow you to DO THE RIGHT thing, not because it is compromise, but because it IS the right thing to do. Our founding fathers went through a similar process, there were great separations and contentions, but in the end, they did the right thing, and we are living proof of their legacy. Wear their shoes well, sir.
May god bless you and this great United States!
M. Scot Fague