General => General Discussion => Topic started by: Ascension on January 03, 2013, 03:48:39 AM

Title: Your Letter to the President and Congress
Post by: Ascension on January 03, 2013, 03:48:39 AM
Richard, thanks for taking action on behalf of TheTeaParty.net. Your messages are on the way.

An individual copy of your letter will be sent to each official:

December 29, 2012

Dear President Obama,
Dear Representative Sewell,
Dear Senator Sessions,
Dear Senator Shelby,

I have been hearing a lot of things about treaties with the UN and other legislation that would ban civilian weapons such as the AR-15. This has me very concerned and I would really appreciate you or a member of your official staff taking the time to email a response back to r.c.r.bama@gmail.com.
Let me assure you, I represent a real person and I live in your district/state. Whether they are a Democrat or a Republican, the American people deserve answers about what is really happening and where you really stand on this important issue.

Thank you for taking the time to respond to this request. We understand that you are busy and the problems are complex. I am including part of a piece I have posted on a number of Blogs across the net at this time.

The shooting of innocent children in a classroom at Sandy Hook was horrific and the rise in events like this in the recent past raises difficult questions for our nation.We must begin to look inwardly at ourselves as a people and begin to attempt to make some sense of what is actually happening and why.The founders of this nation instituted a particular type of government in a Republic that was based on freedom and designed to govern a group of citizens that had a specific set of core values and beliefs.
The founders of this nation in their own words spoke in great detail on this subject.
Here are a few of those words of wisdom from our nations Founders and a couple others.
Only a virtuous people are capable of freedom. As nations become corrupt and vicious they have more need of masters. Benjamin Franklin
Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people .It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other. John Adams
The sum of it all is, if we would most truly enjoy the gift of Heaven, let us become a virtuous people; then shall we both deserve and enjoy it. While on the other hand , if we are universally vicious and debauched in our manners, though the form of our Constitution carries the face of the most exalted freedom, we shall in reality be the most abject slaves." Samuel Adams
"Of all the dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity, religion and morality are indispensable supports. In vain would that man claim the tribute of patriotism who should labor to subvert these great pillars of human happiness, these firmest props of duties of men and citizens.... let it simply be asked, where is the security for property, for reputation, for life , if the sense of religious obligation desert the oaths which are the instruments of investigation in courts of justice?" George Washington
"And can the liberties of a nation be thought secure when we have removed their only firm basis, a conviction in the minds of the people that these liberties are the gift of God? That they are not to be violated but with his wrath? Indeed I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just: that his justice cannot sleep forever." -Thomas Jefferson, 1781

"Where justice is denied, where poverty is enforced, where ignorance prevails, and where any one class is made to feel that society is an organized conspiracy to oppress, rob and degrade them, neither persons nor property will be safe." Frederick Douglass

Today because this society has seemingly lost all respect for one another and for the preciousness of human life our very freedoms granted under our constitution are quickly becoming our undoing. This leaves us as a nation with a very difficult choice to make.
We MUST ether return to our core values regain the respect for one another and for the preciousness of human life and become the people that our republican form of government was intended to govern over; or we will continue down our current path which will quickly lead to more and more governmental control, a continuing loss of the personal freedoms guaranteed by our Constitution and eventually the abandonment of this current form of government altogether. This second path if continued will with certainty lead to the eventual abandonment of this Constitution and the institution of a much more authoritarian and restrictive form of government.
This particular quote from one of our nation's founding fathers Benjamin Franklin applies I believe here at this point in our Republics history as a stern word of warning.
"Those willing to forfeit liberty for security will have neither."
The founders of this nation knew that the form of government they were institution as the "great human experiment" also required a great responsibility from it's citizens in order to survive. Now the question for this time becomes as a people today are we up to that task? History will judge us on the path we take over the next few months and years. The question asked here by Thomas Jefferson must be answered " The issue today is the same as it has been throughout all history, whether man shall be allowed to govern himself or be ruled by a small elite." The final answer of whether the founders "great experiment" in creating a republican form of government was a successful experiment or failure today seemingly hangs in the balance as it never has in the history of this nation.


Mr. Richard Rutledge
Birmingham, AL ---------

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