Powerful letter from Cassandra Effect reader and Patriot Erick Beckerwerth slamming those elected officials who seek to silence dissent.
This is an open letter to the President, all members of the U.S. House of Representatives, and the U.S. Senate. I Eric Paul Beckerwerth residing in Wylie Texas do hereby put on notice, any and all, elected officials who wish to silence our dissent. We will NOT be silenced! This letter will be served to the Executive branch and all members of the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate. I will also send copies to selected media outlets, hoping they have the courage, patriotism, and journalistic integrity to publish.
In the past couple of weeks it appears the Executive branch along with select members of the U.S. House have insinuated that, we the people, should keep silent unless our political opinions and discourse are in line with the CURRENT majority party and their proposed legislation. I have included a couple of notable quotes.
“There is a lot of disinformation about health insurance reform out there, spanning from control of personal finances to end of life care. These rumors often travel just below the surface via chain emails or through casual conversation. Since we can’t keep track of all of them here at the White House, we’re asking for your help. If you get an email or see something on the web about health insurance reform that seems fishy, send it to email@example.com.”-www.whitehouse.gov
“I don’t want the folks who created the mess to do a lot of talking. I want them to get out of the way so we can clean up the mess”-President Barack Obama
I would assume the above criticism does not include select Democrat representatives who pushed through sub-prime lending standards resulting in the collapse of the mortgage market. Let us dispense with the finger pointing as there is plenty of blame for both parties.
Let me remind you Mr. President that we live in a Representative Republic. Let me refresh your memory, sir, and any members of Congress who do not understand exactly what this means. It means that I Eric Beckerwerth along with my fellow citizens elect a certain individual to be our voice, and our vote in the House of Representatives and Senate. When you tell these people to “not do a lot of talking” and “to get out of the way” you are in essence telling me and my fellow citizens to shut up. I did not vote for you and you ARE NOT my voice. My voice is Congressman Ralph Hall, Senator Kay Bailey Hutchinson, and Senator John Cornyn. I understand that there are differing political opinions and ideas, which give rise to our different representatives. Each of whom possess a wide array of differing ideology. I do not pretend to believe, nor would I necessarily want, all voices in Congress to be the same. It is what has made this nation so great for over 200 years. It is this very thing which was used to weave the fabric of our nation, and its founding documents, the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. The very same Constitution you, President Barack Obama, promised to uphold and defend on January 20, 2009.
You may not like dissent, sir, you may not agree with it. But it is up to you to defend it. If you will not defend it, then I ask you, what kind of nation have we become, and under whose leadership did it “change”? I do not agree with your politics or ideas but I would never try and silence them.
When a certain individual in a prominent leadership position within the U.S. House of Representatives refers to dissent at Town Hall meeting as a “Mob”, and accuse them of wearing “swastikas” , it is highly irresponsible, verging on dangerous.
“I think they’re Astroturf… You be the judge. “They’re carrying swastikas and symbols like that to a town meeting on healthcare.”-Nancy Pelosi
I would not begin to insinuate the Democratic Party is like the Nazis of the 1930’s and 1940’s. However, since a certain leader within the Democratic Party felt obligated to equate those at town hall meetings with the Nazis I thought I would give all members just a few items from the Nazi platform.
- Against Capitalism and Big Bank
- Against all tobacco products
- Supported Abortion and euthanasia
- Supported a Nationalized healthcare system
Which party most resembles this ideology? I would like to stress again that I am not comparing the Democrats of the United States to the Nazi party. However, as you can see, it is real easy to throw political stones to fit ones political agenda. This needs to stop!
We are not a nation of political parties, rather one nation, under God, and united under a central Government. At present it would appear you want to defend only the rights of those with your political ideology while diminishing the rights of those who do not.
President Obama you are one of the biggest advocates for community organizing. You lavished high praise upon those involved in your election. Currently, you give speeches asking the people to organize and go door to door in favor of your healthcare. Yet the very thing for which you commend your supporters, you are condemning. Town Hall meetings bring our voice to each of our respective ELECTED representatives, who in turn carry their vote, our vote, back to Washington D.C. When individual Americans believe their elected officials are seizing their rights, and assuming power not granted by the Constitution it is their duty, your duty, to make their voices heard, whether you agree or NOT.
We must debate, sir, on the merits and the facts of any bill, and of any idea. If we believe an opposing point of view is clouded in lies we should not attack with accusations. Rather, we should debate with civility, without accusations, and without fear of suppression. I, and I hope my fellow citizens have had enough. All we want are the facts. It is your duty, our duty, to expose any misconceptions or lies with concrete facts. Just as in a court of law both sides present their facts and let the jury, in this case the American people, decide. If you believe there are lies, I tell you to put forth the truth. I think of a quote from Galileo “All truths are easy to understand once they are discovered; the point is to discover them”. I promise you if you put them out there the American people WILL discover them. My fellow citizens are smart, perceptive, and discerning . It is time to stop the accusation, the name calling, and the intimidation and present the facts. Let the American People decide for themselves what the truth is. After all, it is Saul Alinsky who once said
“My only fixed truth is a belief in people, a conviction that if people have the opportunity to act freely and the power to control their own destinies, they’ll generally reach the right decisions.”
I commend you sir on your election to the office of the President of the United States. However, it is time to start acting Presidential and stop using the power of the office and the bully pulpit to control the lives and destinies of the people of the United States of America.