I wrote a letter to my Senators today, after receiving a form letter claiming a need for Health Care Reform. My full letter follows.
I can appreciate people being without health care, and, having seven children, I can appreciate the costs associated with that health care; we've spent time without health care ourselves.
However, the Constitution does not ALLOW you to be compassionate with my money. There is no place in the Federal Constitution that would grant you the right to redistribute the earnings of my household to give health insurance to someone else.
Do you understand the Constitution AT ALL? Have you EVER read it in it's entirety?
This is a State issue if it's a governmental issue at all, which I do not believe it is.
Government control over medicine is partly to blame for the rising costs, deregulate that if you want to help on a federal level, because I promise you, federal control over medicine is also not enumerated in the Constitution.
Please Senators, do the right thing, and vote this behemoth down. Choose to honor the Constitution instead of your desire for reelection."
Now, this is not a great piece of writing, I don't care. The point is, we need to be writing to them. Flooding their offices with what WE as their employers want. We can't let them brush us aside and go vote their own way. We must hold them accountable.
Feel free to use this as a template if you feel more comfortable, I also sent the exact same letter to two newspapers in my state, as "open letters" to the Senators. One will likely not print it, as they sent a form back thanking me for my submission, and spelling out their guidelines, and they don't "care much" for open letters. Oh well.
Remember to be talking the Constitution, remember to hold it up as the standard by which to judge our elected officials, and vote against those who can't or won't uphold it.
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