Dear Senator LeMieux,
On 9/11/09 I wrote to you (see letter below) requesting that you provide me with answers to my specific questions. I have been patient, waiting nearly two months for those answers, and yet I have received nothing – not a letter, not a note, nor an email – to satisfy that request. That is unacceptable to me. You may be a Senator, but I am a U.S. Citizen and I require answers to the questions I ask of my elected officials. The arrogance and disdain so many in Washington have for ordinary Americans is appalling. Though I do have a Representative who will respond to me – every time I write, and who will occasionally send me a letter in response to some question I have, or some information I have requested.
So, please, at your earliest convenience, respond to the questions I’ve outlined below. And while you’re at it, please explain why you felt you could ignore my request in the first place. Thank you for your time.
Kissimmee, Fl 34747
September 11, 2009
Dear Senator LeMieux,
Congratulations on your appointment as US Senator of Florida. I am sure you are very proud of that accomplishment. But with that appointment comes grave responsibility – particularly in these historic times.
I am one of those Tea Party guys – conservative, never politically active, heck, hardly politically aware until recently, although I have always voted for the most conservative choice running. But things all changed for me – and many of us – during this past election cycle. So now I am more politically aware. Now I do write my Senators and US Representative to explain my expectations and learn those of my elected officials who represent Florida and, more importantly, America. Now I do research the issues, watch the voting records, and listen intently to the arguments.
I am enormously disappointed in my government. The more I learn, the more I research, both about our government and this President and his administration and his “Special Advisors” the more angry I become. Like many Americans today, I do not trust the government any longer – because the government has failed us. Many of our elected officials have not honored their oath to serve and protect the Constitution of the United States. I am one of those individuals, from all across America, who will ensure that our elected officials will do so from now on.
You took an oath to protect and to serve the Constitution of the United States. That is a huge responsibility. So I am asking you flat out – will you do everything within your power to do so?
As one of my Senators, I expect that you stand on principle and that you do so with enormous integrity. I expect that you speak clearly, and clearly define your positions. I expect no equivocation, no fence sitting, and no political-speak. I have had enough of that. I am tired of that.
I expect that you will vote against any new spending. Our deficit is out of control, and until we have our debt paid, there can be no more spending. To that end I expect that this Congress ensure that the unfunded liability of Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid be addressed and a comprehensive plan to fix those programs be designed and implemented before we take on the burden of creating any other government programs regardless of how minor they may appear to be. That includes Health Care Reform. Do not be bullied, coerced, or manipulated when it comes to spending. Stand firm.
I believe that we have been dependent upon foreign oil as our main source of energy long enough. I expect you to vote for legislation that will allow Americans to research and develop all forms of energy, from wherever it can be found – coal, oil, natural gas, nuclear energy, new refineries, etc, etc. Restrictions that prevent our independence and success in this area must go!
The border issue must be addressed! Our borders must be secured permanently from breach by illegal immigrants and foreign threats - immediately. In addition, the illegal immigrant issue must be addressed. Enforce the immigration laws of this country! Any illegal immigrant must be deported as soon as they are identified. I’m sure there are several ways to do this, yet our government has seen fit not to do so. Why? Here are a couple of ways – first, unequivocally, no licenses or other official documents for illegal immigrants. Secondly, undisputed identification at the voting booths. That means finger/thumb print or eye scan. Forget what the ACLU says – in general, they are a progressive organization out to destroy America. We have an obligation to know who is voting in America – there has been too much fraud in past elections. By implementing this process, if illegal immigrants come to the voting booth they will be identified and can be immediately deported. Thirdly, when an illegal immigrant comes to the emergency room for health care, provide it, and then have them immediately deported. This issue is not going away unless someone, or some ones, in Washington take a stand. Will you have that kind of integrity? Will you stand on that principle? Or will you just be part of the existing morass in Washington?
Lastly I expect comprehensive tax reform. The fair tax is the solution I am for. Sixty thousand plus pages of tax code is ridiculous, would you agree?
I expect all these things to be addressed and fixed before we burden ourselves with issues like “global warming”, or the “greening” of America and all that goes along with that. Those issues have not been satisfactorily proved, as the debate on both sides can provide “proof” of their arguments. So to “fundamentally change” America on a whim is not my idea of protecting America.
I believe the United States of America is the greatest country in the world. I find it laughable, but also scary and frustrating, when I hear progressive liberals (socialists) say that we are the only major country in the world that doesn’t have this, or who doesn’t have that. Why would we want to be like other countries? None are as great, as compassionate, or have sacrificed as much in terms of resources – human and material – as we have. So I ask again, why would we want to be like other countries?
We have Congressmen in office to make these hard decisions and develop comprehensive plans to address the pressing issues of the day. Instead, they continue to avoid these issues. Well, no longer! Will you take this opportunity – given to you freely, but unexpectedly – to fight for the America that was founded 250 or so years ago with the signing of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the United States? Or will you squander it? The choice is yours, but I, and many like me, am watching.
I would appreciate an answer to all my specific questions addressed in this letter. I know I discussed many issues, but I have a right to know your position on them. I would further appreciate that you not send a “boiler-plate” response, as that will not adequately provide the insight I am looking for. Thank you in advance.
Kissimmee, Fl 34747-2148