Who Cares If Your Congressman Doesn’t Read Your Letter?

By Jim Babka, President
DownsizeDC.org, Inc.

Here are six fantastic reasons you should send them anyway!

The original version of this message was sent out March, 2013. I consider it one of the ten or so most important messages I’ve ever written. Moreover, it deserves frequent repeating. So, this updated version is being republished today.
Does Congress read your letters?

Not much and not well. It shows in the stupid canned responses they send. I write my letters for other reasons, and you should too…

SIX REASONS YOU SHOULD WRITE CONGRESS

1. Notice can still be served to politicians who don’t read their mail.

Can you avoid the responsibility of paying your bills by refusing to open your mail? Neither can Congress avoid its responsibility by failing to read your letters.

When you write Congress you put the burden on them.
But when you fail to write Congress the failure lies with you.

Put the burden where it belongs; write Congress.

2. Justify your cause to outside observers.

The Declaration of Independence followed a string of appeals that King George refused to read.

These appeals paved the way for the Declaration. They justified secession to all outside observers. You must do what the Founders did.

Ask for reasonable reforms.
Share your appeals with others so they can see you doing it.

You win either way…

If Congress responds then things improve.
If Congress ignores your reasonable requests then they lose legitimacy, and this paves the way to erect new forms of government.

But you must go through the steps. They cannot be skipped. Do your duty, and enjoy the process!

3. Quantity matters more than eloquence.

We have always said that size matters. Larger forces generally win battles.

Every political controversy resolves down to one question:

You and what army?

4. To get an army, you must recruit.

You must “practice what you preach” to recruit others. If you don’t send your letter, it’s far less likely you can get your friends to do it. But…

With recruitment, we can get so big Congress cannot afford to ignore us. Moreover…

5. When you share your letters to Congress with friends, you actually reach your most important audience.

Here’s a SHOCKING INSIGHT…

You don’t need to convince your Congressperson.

But if you’re sharing your letters with others, then you are reaching people who can and will hear. Let’s face it…

Members of Congress weren’t elected by the Russians nor appointed by Martians. They were given their positions by people you know! So…

What matters most is winning the battleground of your neighbor’s mind, the district of their heart, and the precinct of their conscience.

So…

Let Congress ignore you, until trouble springs on these “representatives” like thieves in the night.

But DO try to persuade your friends. They’re your most important audience.

6. You can make staffers “uneasy.”

Someone on Capitol Hill will read your letter, even if it isn’t your elected rep. Congressional staffers must read your letter to count your position and choose which form letter to send. Congressional staffers are your second target audience.

We want to make these handlers uneasy. Why? Because Congressional staffers hold a lot of the real power. No politician can get anything done without them. So what if these staffers…

were required, by the letter writers you recruit, to confront being an accessory to immoral and evil acts?
lost sleep or dreaded going to work because they felt like accomplices?
became self-conscious, wondering if others thought less of them for associating with the “criminal-political element?”

What if they started lobbying their boss?

What if your letters led them to quit? And if that happened, how much do you think your Congressperson would get done?

NOTE: I caution you on this last point, because we’re not making personal attacks. We don’t believe in initiating force. We’re not trying to hurt these people. But we certainly want them to feel uncomfortable with the coercive and violent actions with which they’ve voluntarily associated themselves.

YOU HAVE POWER. USE IT! Write Congress…

To serve notice — put the burden on them
To share your letters with friends so others can witness your appeals for reasonable reform
So your views can be counted, and make the CapHill crowd uneasy

Use your power now by sending a letter on behalf of our “Write the Laws Act.” https://secure.downsizedc.org/etp/write-the-laws/

The hardwired letter reads…

Co-sponsor the “Write the Laws Act” (S 1663 and HR 4343).

You can copy or edit the letter I sent…

You give your law-making power to bureaucrats who write thousands of rules each year. It’s unconstitutional because Article I says Congress should make the laws, not unelected bureaucrats.

* Unconstitutional means its illegal
* Illegal means it’s criminal
* The Write the Laws Act, sponsored by Sen. Rand Paul and Rep. Steve Stockman, would end this criminality

I ask you to co-sponsor this REASONABLE reform. Failure to do so will make you illegitimate in my eyes.

Send your letter using Downsize DC’s free Educate the Powerful System. https://secure.downsizedc.org/etp/write-the-laws/

Serve notice to Congress. Let others see you doing it. Share your letter with friends. Ask them to duplicate your action. Use your power!

Jim Babka
President
DownsizeDC.org, Inc.

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Megyn Kelly Played This Video from George W. Bush and Liberal Heads are Exploding

On FOX News’ The Kelly File  on Thursday, host Megyn Kelly played an eerily prophetic, timely, and applicable video from George W. Bush in 2007 warning about the consequences of pulling out of Iraq too early (WATCH VIDEO BELOW).

Bush was roundly criticized for the comments at the time, but considering the horrific events in the Middle East excalating while Obama works on lowering his golf handicap, Bush’s words have even deeper impact.

“As we track these new terror concerns at home and overseas, we are reminded of warnings we heard back in 2007,” Kelly stated.

“America was fighting the Iraq War; President Bush had just ordered U.S. troops to surge in Iraq, and critics were demanding that the U.S. withdraw the troops, when President Bush issued this frighteningly accurate, as it turns out, assessment of what would happen if we did that,” Kelly said introducing the short video clip.

Here’s former President George W. Bush’s prophetic warning from July 12, 2007 about pulling U.S. troops out of Iraq too early (emphasis added):

“I know some in Washington would like us to start leaving Iraq now. To begin withdrawing before our commanders tell us we’re ready would be dangerous, for Iraq, for the region, and for the United States.

It would mean surrendering the future of Iraq to al Qaeda. It would mean that we would be risking mass killings on a horrific scale. It would mean we would allow the terrorists to establish a safe haven in Iraq to replace the one they lost in Afghanistan. 

It would mean increasing the probability that American troops would have to return at some later date to confront an enemy that is even more dangerous.”

And how did current President Barack Obama refer to this new enemy, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), or as he likes to more politicially-correct term, ISIL? The organization of Muslim Brotherhood related Islamic terrorists who are beheading our reporters and have taken over large areas of the Middle East?

In an interview with The New Yorker,  in January of this year, Obama said:

“The analogy we use around here sometimes, and I think is accurate, is if a JV team puts on Lakers uniforms, that doesn’t make them Kobe Bryant. I think there is a distinction between the capacity and reach of a bin Laden and a network that is actively planning major terrorist plots against the homeland versus jihadists who are engaged in various local power struggles and disputes, often sectarian.”

WATCH BELOW:

One More Way To Impose Common Core: The National Association of State Boards of Education

Common Core will make its citizens compliant to the demands of the corporations that now control the government, which in turn grants them special favors.  As the federal government controls the state government, it takes away the freedom of parents to direct their children’s education. Go to one state school board meeting and you will see and hear how much board members toe the line from the federal Department of Education, as they grasp for federal funds.
Read more here

 

Bill O’Reilly speaks out about shooting in Ferguson Missouri

This is what Bill O’Reilly says about the Police shooting in Ferguson, Missouri. “I came back from vacation because I am furious, furious about how the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown is being reported and how various people are reacting to it,” Bill O’Reilly said in tonight’s Talking Points Memo.

O’Reilly said that agitators believe the video that allegedly shows Brown robbing a store is a smear. But O’Reilly noted, “Facts are not smears.”

“The Factor” host blasted the “disgraceful” looting in Ferguson.

Watch video here