Sometimes the angst builds and one just has to let off a bit of steam. This is one of those times. This letter is intended for Republican members of Congress, but also governors, state legislators, and ALL elected representatives who are failing us.
It’s sad that so many people have put their lives in your hands, yet you are playing Russian roulette with them. You have betrayed the people you claim to represent, worse yet you have betrayed this nation while convincing the masses that you are acting on their behalf while filling your own coffers and laughing all the way to the bank.
Voting rights … as a citizen and taxpayer I demand the two bills that failed last year be re-visited and passed. You say unfettered gun ownership is a constitutional right? I SAY voting is a much more important constitutional right!!! Those guns you are so damn protective of have killed 8,607 people so far this year, more than 300 of them children under the age of 17, and yet you say this is the “price we must pay for freedom”. Bullshit!
You roll back regulations designed to save lives AND the environment, and then you point the finger of blame everywhere but at yourself when a train carrying deadly chemicals derails or a bank goes under because of a lack of oversight. Look in the mirror!!! Therein lies the blame! Regulations on business exist because people are greedy and the more they have, the more they want and when they want more, they don’t give a damn who they step on to get it. THIS is part of the purpose of government, but you shirk your duty in the interest of your own bank account!
Too many people in power don’t give one damn about the people of this country.
You can dye your hair, but eventually your roots will start to show. You can whitewash history, but our roots will out. American history IS Black history. The U.S. didn’t exist as an entity until 1776, but African slaves were brought here and put to work as early as 1619, more than a century earlier. They were beaten, starved, their children taken from them and sold to the highest bidder to be worked literally to death, but today we are supposed to turn a blind eye, to pretend it never happened???
The joke’s on us … on me … on every person in this country who isn’t wealthy. NO, DAMMIT … Trickle Down economics is a myth, a fairy tale, it DOES NOT WORK!!! And yet, once again, that is what we are being told. “Oh, just put more money into the hands of the wealthy corporations and it will trickle down and fill your pot!” NO, IT WON’T. It never has and it never will. WHEN will we stop being told this mythical lie??? WHEN will you politicians realize that we’re smarter than you give us credit for being? Meanwhile, your pots are overflowing with donations from the likes of Charles Koch, Bernie Marcus, Paul Singer, the DeVos family and more. Rather reminiscent of that fable that Marie Antoinette once said, when told that people were starving and couldn’t afford bread, “Let them eat cake!”
And then you blame everything that goes wrong on those of us who have compassion, empathy, who care about such things as human lives, the planet, other species – you call us ‘woke’ and make it sound like the dirtiest word in the English language.
You would take away the rights of women, of Black and Asian people, of Jews & Muslims, of any and all who do not fall into that “white, Christian, male” category and turn this nation into something ugly. Well, if you succeed, you can have your damn country, for I want no part of it! I don’t share your vision, and neither do the majority of people in this country, but in your eyes, we are naught but tools to be used, manipulated, then thrown away when we are no longer of use to you. Beware, for when people have nothing left to lose, they fight. That fight will come and it will be on your shoulders.