The Second Declaration of Indepencence

Friday, July 29, 2011

Nice letter but you missed the point mostly.

Honorable Maria Cantwell,

Nice letter but you missed the point mostly.

Yes the government should spend its money wisely and that is why you should be shocked at what Obama is trying to do. Obama acts more like someone who's sole purpose is to spend the nation into ruin.

No it is not the federal governments obligation to provide for anything beyond the defense of our country and to ensure that our various states can keep commerce rolling, not to regulate it to death as government does.

The federal government has one more obligation in that it is charged with abiding by, upholding and protecting the Constitution of the United States of America. The federal government and the Congress has sorely neglected this obligation and has fairly well done just the opposite.

The states have the obligations of providing for the laws and do provide for some few services for the people but the federal government has far overstepped its boundaries and jurisdiction in the matters of the people.

The federal government was set up by the people to ensure the freedoms of the people, not to try and provide services for the people and thereby trounce their personal freedoms.

You and the other members of Congress really need to reassess your positions as elected officials and re-remember just what you were elected to do in office. Obey the Constitution and refrain from voting in ever increasing salaries and golden pensions.

The people are not all as dumb as you would like to believe, many however were too complacent for their own good. We know that many members of Congress have abused their positions of power to further their own greed in total and obvious disregard for their constituents. And now it has come to down to the people standing up for their freedoms and they will do what ever it takes to regain what they have lost due to Congress's inability to police its own. The Tea Party will police and clean out the House and Senate and may even seek the arrests of those complicit with what some would call treason.

For way too many years you and other members of Congress have ignored and even scoffed at your constituents and flaunted your disdain for the people and that is exactly why that there is now a growing and highly concerned Tea Party that is about to change things in Washington. You are very close to enraging them and that would be something the wise would try to avoid.

I'm not sure that even if you change your position today that the Tea Party will forgive your past transgressions but it is at least worth a try, don't you think?

Is it not time to start repairing the damage and putting the nation's needs first?

Is it not time to stop the madness that grips Washington and stop the insane spending spree?

Is it not time to start thinking about your grand children's future and the future of generations to come?

Is it not time to think about what freedoms that we have lost because of political greed?

Is it not time for all of us to think about how to salvage our nearly lost freedoms and this nation?

Lyle Brunckhorst
Citizen in tears

On 7/27/2011 3:32 PM, wrote:

Dear Mr. Brunckhorst,

Thank you for contacting me with your thoughts on federal spending. I appreciate hearing from you on this important issue.

Government has a responsibility to spend taxpayers' dollars wisely, but it also has a responsibility to provide certain services and guarantees to the American people. I take both of these very seriously. To ensure that we have the ability to maintain our infrastructure, defend our borders, educate our children, and more, it is imperative that we keep our financial house in order.

It is critical that we carefully evaluate all spending proposals that come before the U.S. Congress; we have to focus on investing taxpayer dollars wisely.  In this time of economic crisis, I believe it is especially important that Congress prioritize those measures that will foster long-term economic growth. We must reinvest in our education system, in our workers, in our nation's infrastructure and in the development of clean energy technologies that will reduce our dependence on foreign oil. By making these important investments today and helping revitalize our economy, we can leave our children with prosperity not debt.

As a member of the U.S. Senate Finance Committee I will continue to work with President Obama and with my colleagues to draft legislation that strikes the right balance in how we collect and spend federal tax dollars so we can leave more than debt to the next generation. I understand that this issue is especially important to you; be assured that I will keep your views in mind as we craft legislation.

Thank you again for contacting me to share your thoughts on this matter.  You may also be interested in signing up for periodic updates for Washington State residents.  If you are interested in subscribing to this update, please visit my website at  Please do not hesitate to contact me in the future if I can be of further assistance.

Maria Cantwell
United States Senator

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