"When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic." - Benjamin Franklin;
"And when politicians find that honor and character matter less than buying votes and a constituency, that too will herald the end of the Constitution. When that happens we must work tirelessly to change their minds, or their occupation!" - Hoping The Blind Will See

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Do What's Right, Not What's Convenient

Will you take the time to contact the House Ethics Committee as well? Here's what I wrote; a letter from you would be helpful as well.

Committee on Standards of Official Conduct

HT-2, The Capitol
Washington, DC 20515

Dear Congresswomen Lofgren and Castor, and Congressmen Bonner, Chandler, Butterfield, Welch, Conaway, Dent, Harper and McCaul,

It is with deepest concern that I write to you today. The matter of Charles Rangel’s ethic violations is of much concern to me. I am sure that you are aware of the standing Congress currently holds in the minds and hearts of Americans throughout this great nation – an 11% approval rating. While the reason(s) for that are extensive, corruption in Congress, whether perceived or real, is a primary factor.

Your committee has an opportunity to demonstrate to America that the percieved political corruption that has become commonplace in Washington over many decades will no longer be tolerated once identified. You may say, well Mr. Rangel has 40 years of exemplary government service. But in the biggest picture, that does not matter. If Congress is truly willing to work to change the perception America holds of that institution, then integrity, honor, and principle must be that institutions primary focus regardless of whom the principal, or what the issue, is. There is no place for politics in this equation any longer.

I am tired of witnessing the show of consequence (rather than real consequence) when corrupt politicians are caught with their hand in the cookie jar. That is no longer acceptable. America is too aware of the fact that we have neglected to hold Congress accountable, and that Congress has neglected to hold themselves accountable. That must change. It must start with this instance.

I am looking forward to watching how your committee reacts to this severe breach of ethics, and hope you all have the fortitude to do what is right, as opposed to what is convenient. I trust that most Americans feel the same way. There can be no more special interest, only America’s best interest! Please guide your decisions and actions accordingly.

The American people continue to watch what is happening in Washington. We are watching who chooses to be part of the solution to the challenges facing America, as opposed to those who choose to be part of the problem - the status quo. I trust you will all choose wisely.

Get Involved; Take An Active Part In The Process

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