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September 2, 2009

To All U.S. Politicians

Filed under: Sick and Tired — Trever Bierschbach @ 9:26 am
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(I wanted to share with you all a letter that I will soon be sending to as many politicians in office that I can afford to.  If you agree with this letter, I encourage you to pass it on.  If you don’t agree with it, I encourage you to discuss it here.)

To All U.S. Politicians,

I am a registered independent, not the kind that affiliates himself with the independent, green or libertarian party, but the kind that is independent from all party politics.  I am not a liberal or conservative, I am an American.  I believe that your party politics and political fighting is ruining this country.  Gone are the days when people could have civil discourse.  Now all we see is people either avoiding political discussion or having a discussion that ends in histrionics.

Shame on you republicans who have talked about defeating or undermining democrats.  You were not put in office to fight, but to serve.  Shame on you republicans who talk about defeating the President, or making democrats look bad to win the next election.  Your job is to represent your constituents, not to get reelected.  Shame on you for losing sight of who you work for.  You get into office and start to think it’s all about you, and your party.

Shame on you democrats for pushing your issues by belittling and insulting Americans who don’t agree with you.  Shame on you for refusing to compromise because you have a majority and don’t have to.  Shame on your arrogance that you believe yourselves above reproach.  Shame on you for focusing on the wild accusations of your opposition and failing to address the real and honest concerns of the people.  Shame on you for forgetting who you work for.  You look only to the political victories that will help get you reelected.  It’s not about you, it’s about us.

Shame on you Mr. President for saying that ANY American needs to sit down and shut up.  Everyone in government is responsible for the mess we are in today.  You are supposed to be an example and a leader.  You should be bringing the parties together, not dividing them further.  Shame on you Mr. President for promoting racist stereotypes by using the phrase ‘typical white person’.  You don’t know me, my family or my friends.  You have no idea how we were raised, or how we think.  You have no idea what is typical.  If a white politician had used the phrase ‘typical black person’ for anything you and your family would be rightfully offended and that person would be metaphorically crucified.

Shame on all of you for making everything about politics and not about us.  We put you in office to represent us, not push your own personal issues.  Shame on you would don’t have the courage to stand up for what is right.  Compromise is not a dirty word, and balance should be mandatory.  Stop making politics a he-said, she-said war between parties and stop demeaning the American people by dismissing our concerns.  Shame on you for your hypocrisy, when you disparage some Americans for shouting, but ignore others for throwing stones.  Shouting disagreement does not make and angry mob, nor does it violate the right to peaceful protest.  People’s voices are raised in passion, fear, and yes, sometimes anger, but they are a far cry from those that throw rocks, burn effigies, or riot and loot.

Shame on you for you lies at election time.  You tell us what we want to hear to get you into office and many times have no intention of carrying through with your promises.  You know you cannot do everything you say, so stop telling us you will.  Stop the mud-slinging in elections, and return some dignity to the American process.  We don’t want to hear how bad your opponent is, or what they did wrong, we want to hear what you will do right, and we want you to carry through when you get into office.  If you want our trust you will have to start being trustworthy.  Stop pointing fingers, stop laying blame, and for the Republic’s sake stop using the ‘well he did first’ mentality.  If someone points out a fault of yours, they are not saying they accepted it in your predecessor.  We are tired of hearing about the mess you inherited, we have been living it, we are aware of it, and you are supposed to fix it.  So many of our problems go back before the last President, or the one before him, and so on.  Democrat and Republican, and all others in government had a hand in creating our problems, and pointing fingers doesn’t fix it.

Shame on all of you that listen to special interests and lobbyists.  They are not your constituents.  They do not represent your constituents.  Washington D.C. is not an island from which you rule on high.  I challenge all of our elected representatives to turn a deaf ear to these people.  Stop basing legislation on their approval, and stop being scared of their disapproval.  In the end you do not need to please them, because if you displease us, they won’t matter.

Shame on you all.  You work for us and we demand an apology.  WE ARE THE PEOPLE and we demand an accounting.  We demand that you listen to us.  We demand that you do your jobs, and read the bills that you intend to vote on.  Don’t insult us by having a speed reader do it.  Don’t insult us by laughing and saying ‘Why should we read the bill…’.  It is your job, it is what you do.  Some of us Americans live by a code of ethics that says, whatever your job, no matter how lowly or simple, it is your job, and you must do it to the best of your ability.  You get paid more, for less work than a large portion of your constituents and yet you can’t seem to even do what we pay you for.  Performance reviews are coming up next year.  Your arrogance has built a wall for you that makes you feel untouchable, invulnerable, but that wall is made of straw and we are the wolves knocking at your door.  We are sheep no longer.  You work for us, the sovereign people of the United States of America and your bosses are angry.

Trever Bierschbach

Disgruntled Patriot

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