I think that if there is a chance that the U.S. Senate will remember their oath of office, will remember that their oath is to the U.S. Constitution, not the president, and that their loyalty damn well better be to We the People, it will only happen if we remind them. Seems many of them have forgotten where to look for their conscience, their values. I think the time has come to remind them.
Below is the letter I have sent to the republican senator in my own state. Feel free to take any of the ideas expressed within if you write to your own senators.
Dear Senator Portman,
I am writing to you today, because as a resident of the State of Ohio, a citizen of the United States, I am very concerned about the actions of the Senate.
First, I would like to remind you that you took an oath whereby you swore to uphold the U.S. Constitution. Your loyalty is to the people of this nation, not the ‘man’ who sits in the Oval Office today. We currently have the most corrupt president in the history of this nation, and frankly he has brought our reputation to its knees. We are no longer regarded as a trusted ally by virtually any nation. We have let the people of the entire world down with our complete disregard for the environment. And all this has occurred in the last three years, and all because of the corruption that begins and ends with Donald Trump.
I believe it is a foregone conclusion that the House of Representatives will vote to impeach Donald Trump, possibly before the end of this year. And then, Senator, the ball will be in your court. The majority of people in this nation support the impeachment, conviction, and removal from office of Donald Trump. Nothing less is acceptable, for the fate of not only this nation, but every nation in the world is at stake. I firmly believe that within the next twelve months, Donald Trump will do everything in his power to ensure that next year’s election will be so dishonest and unfair that it will be a complete sham, a mockery of any democratic principles that remain in our nation.
I ask that you think long and hard about the actions of the Senate, search your own conscience and ask yourself if your loyalty to Donald Trump is of more value than your loyalty to the people who voted you into office. Is your dedication to Donald Trump truly worth selling out your own values? Is it worth risking your own career? Can you look your three children in the eye and tell them how important it is to always ‘do the right thing’? And perhaps for you the most important question: Do you wish to be re-elected in 2022? We the People have long memories, and if you fail us this time, I promise to do everything in my power to see that you never serve a third term in the U.S. Senate.
I think you know the right thing to do. Please remember your oath of office, remember the people you are paid to serve, and do the right thing.
Jill Dennison, voter/citizen/taxpayer