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Don’t know if this really happened but it says what many of us think.

This is well written……. A very articulate letter sent to the two U.S. Senators from Washington State.


Senator Patty Murray
Senator Maria Cantwell
Washington, DC , 20510

Dear Senators:

I have tried to live by the rules my entire life. My father was a Command Sergeant Major, U.S. Army, who died of combat related stresses shortly after his retirement. It was he who instilled in me those virtues he felt important – honesty, duty, patriotism and obeying the laws of God and of our various governments. I have served my country, paid my taxes, worked hard, volunteered and donated my fair share of money, time and artifacts.

Today, as I approach my 79th birthday, I am heart-broken when I look at my country and my government. I shall only point out a very few things abysmally wrong which you can multiply by a thousand fold. I have calculated that all the money I have paid in income taxes my entire life cannot even keep the Senate barbershop open for one year! Only Heaven and a few tight-lipped actuarial types know what the Senate dining room costs the taxpayers. So please, enjoy your haircuts and meals on us.

Last year, the president spent an estimated $1.4 billion on himself and his family. The vice president spends $ millions on hotels. They have had 8 vacations so far this year! And our House of Representatives and Senate have become America’s answer to the Saudi royal family. You have become the “perfumed princes and princesses” of our country.

In the middle of the night, you voted in the Affordable Health Care Act, a.k.a. “Obamacare,” a bill which no more than a handful of senators or representatives read more than several paragraphs, crammed it down our throats, and then promptly exempted yourselves from it substituting your own taxpayer-subsidized golden health care insurance.

You live exceedingly well, eat and drink as well as the “one percenters,” consistently vote yourselves perks and pay raises while making 3.5 times the average U.S. individual income, and give up nothing while you (as well as the president and veep) ask us to sacrifice due to sequestration (for which, of course, you plan to blame the Republicans, anyway).

You understand very well the only two rules you need to know – (1) How to get elected, and (2) How to get re-elected. And you do this with the aid of an eagerly willing and partisan press, speeches permeated with a certain economy of truth, and by buying the votes of the greedy, the ill-informed and under-educated citizens (and non-citizens, too, many of whom do vote ) who are looking for a handout rather than a job. Your so-called “safety net” has become a hammock for the lazy. And, what is it now, about 49 or 50 million on food stamps – pretty much all Democrat voters – and the program is absolutely rife with fraud and absolutely no congressional oversight?

I would offer that you are not entirely to blame. What changed you is the seductive environment of power in which you have immersed yourselves. It is the nature of both houses of Congress which requires you to subordinate your virtue in order to get anything done until you have achieved a leadership role. To paraphrase President Reagan, it appears that the second oldest profession (politics), bears a remarkably strong resemblance to the oldest.

As the hirsute first Baron John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton (1834 – 1902), English historian and moralist, so aptly and accurately stated, “Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Great men are almost always bad men.” I’m only guessing that this applies to the female sex as well. Tell me, is there a more corrupt entity in this country than Congress?

While we middle class people continue to struggle, our government becomes less and less transparent, more and more bureaucratic, and ever so much more dictatorial, using Czars and Secretaries to tell us (just to mention a very few) what kind of light bulbs we must purchase, how much soda or hamburgers we can eat, what cars we can drive, gasoline to use, and what health care we must buy. Countless thousands of pages of regulations strangle our businesses costing the consumer more and more every day.

As I face my final year, or so, with cancer, my president and my government tell me “You’ll just have to take a pill,” while you, Senator, your colleagues, the president, and other exulted government officials and their families will get the best possible health care on our tax dollars until you are called home by your Creator while also enjoying a retirement beyond my wildest dreams, which of course, you voted for yourselves and we pay for.

The chances of you reading this letter are practically zero as your staff will not pass it on, but with a little luck, a form letter response might be generated by them with an auto signature applied, hoping we will believe that you, our senator or representative, has heard us and actually cares. This letter will, however, go on line where many others will have the chance to read one person’s opinion, rightly or wrongly, about this government, its administration and its senators and representatives.

I only hope that occasionally you might quietly thank the taxpayer for all the generous entitlements which you have voted yourselves, for which, by law, we must pay, unless, of course, it just goes on the $19 trillion national debt for which your children and ours, and your grandchildren and ours, ad infinitum, must eventually try to pick up the tab.

My final thoughts are that it must take a person who has either lost his or her soul, or conscience, or both, to seek re-election and continue to destroy the country that I deeply love. You have put it so far in debt that we will never pay it off while your lot improves by the minute, because of your power.

For you, Senator, will never stand up to the rascals in your House who constantly deceive the American people. And that, my dear Senator, is how power has corrupted you and the entire Congress. The only answer to clean up this cesspool is term limits. This, of course, will kill the goose that lays your golden eggs. And woe be to him (or her) who would dare to bring it up.

Sincerely,
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Bill Schoonover
3096 Angela Lane
Oak Harbor, WA

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“Congressman DeSantis has earned a 91% Liberty Score™ from Conservative Review, which is the highest grade in the entire Florida delegation.

He also supports all of our major policy goals, and will fight to …

Fully repeal Obamacare
Balance the budget
Oppose all tax increases
Secure our borders and stop amnesty
Ban corporate bailouts
End earmarks
Create term limits for members of Congress
Defend the 2nd Amendment
Protect human life
Support and defend the Constitution

Congressman DeSantis has earned strong support from the grassroots in Florida for his principled leadership in Congress.”

He is endorsed by The Senate Conservatives Fund

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I will post my thoughts on Texas here. If I have a specific candidate I’m pretty sure of I will make a separate post on them as I did for Dr. Pam Barlow CD 13.

The Primary will be March 4, 2014 (runoff May 27, 2014) and the General will be November 4, 2014. I approve of voting out the incumbents whenever a good solid conservative is available. Read More. Freedom Works is a good place to check their records.

CD1 Louie Gohmert R the incumbent has been there since 2004. He is one of the few I like and there isn’t anyone running that I know of who I would support over him.

CD2 Ted Poe R Since 2004. Seems pretty good and no one running that I have found.

CD3 Sam Johnson R Since 1991. Looks like his challengers are Cecil Ince L don’t really know anything much about him so if you do please post it in the comments section. Josh Loveless I again if you have more info post it in the comments.

CD4 Ralph M. Hall R Since 1980 (started as a Democrat, switched to Republican in 2004), been there a long time. Tony Arterburn Jr. R Supports The Fair Tax, I like what I read. Let me know what you think. Lou Gigliotti R Suppotys The Fair Tax.

 

 

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I am of the mind these days that even with a Congressman or Senator who seems pretty conservative, if there is a new person who seems conservative, maybe it is time to replace the incumbent. Some reasons for that would be 1) Things are not improving with the Congress we have. 2) If they assume they will be reelected why fight the way “We The People” want them to. 3) When they realize they will be replaced if they don’t produce results they will start doing what we want. 4) Most will not impose term limits on themselves so it is up to us.

There are many more reasons but those are a good start. The reason the country is in the shape it’s in is we all got complacent. We didn’t keep an eye on them, as long as the politicians could make deals, take payoffs, be pressured by the parties and lobbyists, hide what they were doing with a media who didn’t do their job, they never paid a price for their actions. They keep passing laws that everyone has to live with except the politicians, don’t believe me, I refer you to ObamaCare. I blame myself for letting it happen, I blame Christians for not voting their values and yes I blame you too. We all have to share in the blame as well as work together to resolve it.

One person can’t fix it, one group can’t fix it, but if we work together we can do great things as a country. We all have to take responsibility and do our part. When we change our attitude, stop fighting each other, get our heads in the right place, WE WIN. It has happened over a long period of time. I know in my case I used to think my vote didn’t matter, after all it was only one vote. I now realize that is what they want you to think. I’m talking about both parties, the Democrats want to discourage Republicans and Republicans want to discourage Democrats. They then try to motivate their base. I say stop listening to both parties and vote every time. Don’t give them control. Make them fear the voters so they will actually realize they work for us.

I also stopped donating to the party. I now send money to the candidate I want to support. If you give it to the party then they decide where it goes. That is one of the reasons we get some of the politicians we have because the party funds the one who will vote the party line rather than what the people they represent want. Defund the party and you get more candidates who work for the people.

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The Senate Conservatives Fund has not endorsed anyone. They state “South Dakota is on our 2014 Priority List because it presents conservatives with a major pick-up opportunity. Incumbent Democratic Senator Tim Johnson is retiring. President Obama lost the state in 2012 so it is important that Republicans nominate a strong conservative. NOTE: SCF will not support former governor MIke Rounds because his record is too liberal.

If Mike Rounds is too liberal for SCF, I say he is too liberal for thee people of South Dakota.

The other candidates listed are Annette Bosworth R I like what I read, she also supports term limits and the Fair Tax, Larry Rhoden R Seems OK on the major issues, and Stace Nelson R Everything sounds good and he supports Term Limits.

Based on what I read the two best options would be either Annette Bosworth or Stace Nelson.

If you have any additional information please let me know from the website.

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The Senate Conservatives Fund has not endorsed anyone. They state “Incumbent Republican Lindsey Graham is up for re-election. South Carolina is a bright red state so the winner of the GOP primary will likely win the seat.

Many/most conservatives agree that Lindsey Graham needs to be defeated. I was reading an article on Brietbart the other day that put forth the theory  that several primary challengers could keep the incumbent below the 50% mark, forcing a run off. That way people can get behind the challenger to defeat Graham in the primary. The idea has some merit. The only chance is in the primary and it will take people getting out and voting in the primary.

The candidates listed are Bill Connor R The website didn’t go into issues so I don’t know where he actually stands, Lee Bright R He seems to be good on the constitution, 2nd amendment, pro life and does mention The Fair Tax, Nancy Mace R Pro life, good statement on 2nd amendment, didn’t mention the Fair Tax, Richard Cash R I liked everything I read, only problem was he didn’t mention taxes.

Bottom line is any of the above four would be a huge improvement. If anyone has additional information please let me know through the website.

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The Senate Conservatives Fund has not endorsed anyone. They don’t have any candidate listed. They state “Michigan is on our 2014 Priority List because it presents conservatives with a potential pick-up opportunity. Incumbent Democratic Senator Carl Levin is retiring and the right Republican candidate could win this open seat.”

Terri Lynn Land is running. Her website doesn’t have very much information on it . Her facebook page has more. Based on the fact that I don’t have more information at this point, I feel she is the best option.

I grew up in Michigan and it hurts to see what is happening to the state. Anyone with more information please post it here so I can update this post.

For more on Michigan see the state page

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The Senate Conservatives Fund has not endorsed anyone in Illinois. Here is what they say “Illinois is on our 2014 Priority List because it presents conservatives with a potential pick-up opportunity. Incumbent Democratic Senator Dick Durbin has an extremely liberal voting record and needs a serious challenger.”

Doug Truax R is attempting to run. He needs to get on the ballot so if you live in Illinois and want to help his nominating petition is here. I don’t know anything about him but Dick Durbin is someone I believe needs to go.

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Incumbent Democratic Jeff Merkley is up for re-election. Oregon is a blue state so it will take some work to defeat him. You can check out his voting record on key votes at Senate Conservatives Fund.

There is a Republican running Jo Rae Perkins. I don’t know her, you can’t be absolutely sure from a website but clearly she is more conservative than Jeff Merkley.

See the state page

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On Oct 28 2013 The Senate Conservatives Fund endorsed Rob Maness for Senate in 2014. The Senate Conservatives Fund does not endorse incumbents. Rob Maness is also endorsed by The National Defense PAC.

Louisiana is on The Senate Conservatives Fund 2014 Priority List because it presents conservatives with a major pick-up opportunity. Incumbent Democratic Senator Mary Landrieu is extremely vulnerable. Landrieu has a very liberal voting record and is running for re-election in a state President Obama lost in 2012.

Remember that she was bought and paid for when they voted on ObamaCare. VOTE HER OUT

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