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Director of Research for (aka: The Foundation Foundation). Formerly with Air America Radio Phoenix ("Froggy Went A Marchin..."). Sang the National Anthem at a rally in Phoenix with Cindy Sheehan. Loves: chocolate, flowers, perfume (my grandmother), great music, politics, and a whole-hearted appreciation of the truth (Are there really "conspiracy theories" or do we need more FOIAs?). Seeker of justice and agent for change.

Thursday, January 26, 2006

The Problem With Legislators At Every Level Of Our Government

Dear Legislators Across The Nation,

I have beef with many of you. I, and my fellow citizens, elected you so that we wouldn't always have to call you in the middle of a crisis. These days, I am bombarded by e-mails, petitions, calls to get on the phone and let you people know just what I think. I feel like I need to call many of you in for a session, or a few, with Dr. Phil. Frankly, you should know what I think when you take your oaths of office. "Defend and protect The Constitution of The United States," comes to mind. Your hands are on your holy books for that purpose, above all others. If there have to be masses of us, who are busy scrambling in our own lives every day, many of us with our own battles to fight, calling you, doesn't this tell you something? For the sake of the common good and our national welfare, think about this for more than a moment.

If you are having trouble deciding what to do and the polls are getting too frenzied to keep up with them all, check your own consciences first. If your parents didn't give you them, check with a member of the clergy or a counsellor, or, heck, even an attorney. These folks are sworn to secrecy unless you prove, yourselves, to be dangerous to people around you, or yourselves.

The bottom line is that you are not off the hook for the ways in which you've done your jobs. It is up to the common citizens, with the help of the press, to inform you of problems that you couldn't possibly know of on your own. However, it is also your job to investigate and be ready when the opportunities arise to finally make your battles with the executive branches at all levels of government in this country public. We elected you so that we would not have to feel like we had to be activists every single day of our lives. We think you're smart enough to do it for us. Do we need to wonder about this now?

I hope not, but there is always the ballot box, or at least the black box.

Respectfully yours,

Rachel Gluck
Concerned Citizen


Anonymous mickey finn said...

Now if you were a giant corporate supporter--say, the coal industry--of BUSHCO, you wouldn't have to write letters and sign petitions to get your representative's attention.

1:25 PM  
Blogger Rachel Gluck said...

Well said, Mickey. Thanks for reading!

11:58 PM  
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