Dear Sir or Madam …
I would like to take this opportunity to remind you of a few things that you have obviously forgotten. You were not elected to the United States Congress to force your own will or vote for your own wishes, but rather you were elected to represent We the People, to vote in accordance with our wishes, not your own.
When you block legislation that would ensure we are all able to vote in elections, then you are not representing us, for nearly everybody in this country supports allowing everyone the opportunity to vote, to have a voice in our government. You may remember that we pay taxes in order to have representation. When you refuse to legislate gun laws that would make this a safer nation for us all, then you are not representing us, for the majority of people across the political divide have expressed a desire for stricter gun laws.
When you put the desires of a former president, whose whims should by all rights be irrelevant, ahead of the needs of the people you are hired to represent, then you do us all a disservice. In the business world, when you do not do your job well, your boss will fire you. We the People are your bosses, although you seem to have largely forgotten that, but we are forced to allow you to continue harming us until November 2022, which is the next date we can fire you. And, of course, you are trying to ensure that those of us who are dissatisfied with your performance will not be given a voice on that day.
You are letting us down in every possible way, but the worst part is that you lie to us. You tell us, as if we are children too ignorant to understand, that you are acting in our best interests, but you ARE NOT. The 2020 election was a fair and honest election, as you are well aware, yet you keep lying to us, telling us that there was so much cheating that the former guy actually won. Do you really think we are so stupid as to believe your lies? Where’s the proof? Show us the evidence.
You forget that it is We the People who pay your salaries, pay for your frequent trips home, and more. It is not the NRA or corporate executives, though they may donate more to your re-election campaign. You owe us, you do not own us. I, for one, am so disgusted with your behaviour, your inattention to the people of this nation, and your lust for power, your greed, that I am just about ready to renounce my citizenship and leave this country forever. But wait … I have done nothing wrong, it is you who are guilty of criminal neglect, of dereliction of duty, of lying, cheating, and stealing.
I have no illusions that you will find your conscience as you read this letter, for I think you sold it long ago, but I have had my say, and I will continue to speak loudly to fellow voters, to newspapers, wherever and however I can. And I will help ensure that my fellow citizens are able to vote on November 8th, 2022, so that your efforts at voter suppression will be for naught. I don’t know … I genuinely do not know how you sleep at night, how you live with yourself, for you are liars and cheaters … lying and cheating the very people who hired you and who support you.
Jill Dennison, voter & taxpayer
Note to readers: This is the letter I have sent to my own Senator Rob Portman and Representative Warren Davidson. I hope to also publish it as a ‘Letter to the Editor’ in my local newspaper. Feel free to edit and use it if you wish.