Open Letter To Four Elected Representatives

This is a letter that could well be sent to nearly every single Republican in Congress, but for today I am sending it to those who have a proven role in the events of January 6th:  Scott Perry, Jim Jordan, Andy Biggs, and Mo Brooks.  Note that I do not expect to receive answers to this letter, and I imagine that if they even bother to read my words, they will scoff or laugh.  But I needed to tell them my thoughts, to let them know that there is still a standard for those who represent … or pretend to represent us.


Dear Sir,

I have a couple of questions to ask, and I hope that, whether you respond directly to me or not, you will think long and hard about your answers.  First, do you remember the words you said as you swore an oath and began your position on January 3rd, 2021?  If you cannot remember, please read them again and this time think about what you are saying.

I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion, and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter.

The second question is, to whom do you feel you owe your loyalty and dedication?  The Republican Party?  Donald Trump?  The corporations that donate money to your campaign?  Or the hard-working people in your district and throughout the nation who gave you this opportunity to serve your country and who go to work every day to earn money, to pay their taxes that pay for your salary, benefits, and perks?

I and every other thoughtful, concerned citizen in this nation would like sincere and honest answers to those questions.  It often appears, especially given your role in attempting to overthrow our votes, overthrow the entire government on January 6th, 2021, that you are self-serving, that when you took that Oath of Office, you were just mouthing words that had no meaning to you, that you never intended to abide by.

Thank you for taking a few minutes to think … really think … about your position in the government and how everything you do affects some 330 million people.  Ask yourself if you are worthy of your position, if you are honest and trustworthy, if you are dedicated to maintaining the United States Constitution and the democratic principles outlined therein.  We the People have entrusted you with our lives, the futures of our children and grandchildren.  If you betray our trust, then you should for once do the honourable thing and step down, let someone who will work for the nation and its people take your place.

Sincerely,

Jill Dennison, U.S. citizen, taxpayer, voter

29 thoughts on “Open Letter To Four Elected Representatives

  1. These are actually two good questions and they transcend these events and can simply be applied to every one of the members of congress, regardless of their political affiliation.
    To offer an interesting perspective on January 6th, please listen to the commentary of this video starting at around 6:30 or so.

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    • I watched as much of that as I could stomach. You and I won’t likely ever agree on this, but I don’t see the January 6th committee as a ‘show trial’, and I don’t see what happened on January 6th as political opposition. It was an attempt to overthrow our election, our votes, our voices. But, I don’t want to argue with you — we’ve done enough of that in the past, so let’s just agree to disagree and move on.

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    • Wow! Thank you for finding and sharing that, Mary! Some great insight and helpful tips there … I have copied it to review next time I want to send a letter to a member of Congress!

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  2. Give them a week, then ask them why they didn’t reply to your letter, and then another week.
    If they do reply, ask them why they dodged the issue (as they will). Just keep on annoying them. (It’s non-violent, none-threatening war of attrition)

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  3. If ever there were words to fall on deaf hears….They simply do not care, Jill, nor do they even care to feign caring. We’re well passed that now, the Chubby Orange Man did that for us. When 91% of Americans agree that we should have greater gun control in the country and the GOP give us the ‘ole “Up Yours” and don’t even lift a finger when 20 children and 6 teachers are massacred in Newtown THAT’S when you know your opinion no longer counts or has any meaning. They are marching to a different clientele; the super-wealthy and the corporations.

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    • Sigh. Yes, I know you’re right … they don’t care and even if they read my letter, they would no doubt laugh and toss it in the trash. But, I had to try, didn’t I? What galls me most is the people who think these guys are working in the people’s best interest … they are NOT! But you cannot convince people of that. Ah well … I keep on trying, keep on fighting the good fight, for it’s not in my nature to give up. 😉

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  5. I would have a medical team standing by lest any of these people gats a hernia from laughter since the answer is obviously going to be a joke.It’s been a long time since anyone took that oath seriously from the Repubs.
    Cwtch

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    • Hah … I doubt that a single one of the four will even see my letter, let alone try to respond to it. You’re right … the oath of office is, to many of them, just words they have to mumble every few years. Nothing more. Thanks for your post, by the way.
      Cwtch

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  6. These people do not care. They care for one thing only..power, because that converts into money, which converts into more power. And they get it through the greedy and the ignorant, of which there are a ton of anymore.

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