Glenn Beck got a letter from a woman in Arizona. She
Open letter to our nation's
I'm a home grown American
citizen, 53, registered Democrat all my life. Before
the last presidential election I registered as a
Republican because I no longer felt the Democratic
Party represents my views or works to pursue issues
important to me. Now I no longer feel the Republican
Party represents my views or works to pursue issues
important to me. The fact is I no longer feel any
political party or representative in Washington
represents my views or works to pursue the issues
important to me. There must be someone. Please tell
me who you are. Please stand up and tell me that you
are there and that you're willing to fight for our
Constitution as it was written. Please stand up now.
You might ask yourself what my views and issues are
that I would horribly feel so disenfranchised by
both major political parties. What kind of nut job
am I? Will you please tell me?
Well, these are briefly my views
and issues for which I seek representation:
One, illegal immigration. I want
you to stop coddling illegal immigrants and secure
our borders. Close the underground tunnels. Stop the
violence and the trafficking in drugs and people. No
amnesty, not again. Been there, done that, no
resolution. P.S., I'm not a racist. This isn't to be
confused with legal immigration.
Two, the TARP bill, I want it
repealed and I want no further funding supplied to
it. We told you no, but you did it anyway. I want
the remaining unfunded 95% repealed. Freeze, repeal.
Three: Czars, I want the
circumvention of our checks and balances stopped
immediately. Fire the czars. No more czars.
Government officials answer to the process, not to
the president. Stop trampling on our Constitution
and honor it.
Four, cap and trade. The debate
on global warming is not over. There is more to say.
Five, universal healthcare. I
will not be rushed into another expensive decision.
Don't you dare try to pass this in the middle of the
night and then go on break. Slow down!
Six, growing government control.
I want states rights and sovereignty fully restored.
I want less government in my life, not more. Shrink
it down. Mind your own business. You have enough to
take care of with your real obligations. Why don't
you start there.
Seven, ACORN. I do not want ACORN
and its affiliates in charge of our 2010 census. I
want them investigated. I also do not want mandatory
escrow fees contributed to them every time on every
real estate deal that closes. Stop the funding to
ACORN and its affiliates pending impartial audits
and investigations. I do not trust them with taking
the census over with our taxpayer money. I don't
trust them with our taxpayer money. Face up to the
allegations against them and get it resolved before
taxpayers get any more involved with them. If it
walks like a duck and talks like a duck, hello. Stop
protecting your political buddies. You work for us,
the people. Investigate.
Eight, redistribution of wealth.
No, no, no. I work for my money. It is mine. I have
always worked for people with more money than I have
because they gave me jobs. That is the only
redistribution of wealth that I will support. I
never got a job from a poor person. Why do you want
me to hate my employers? Why ‑‑ what do you have
against shareholders making a profit?
Nine, charitable contributions.
Although I never got a job from a poor person, I
have helped many in need. Charity belongs in our
local communities, where we know our needs best and
can use our local talent and our local resources.
Butt out, please. We want to do it ourselves.
Ten, corporate bailouts. Knock it
off. Sink or swim like the rest of us. If there are
hard times ahead, we'll be better off just getting
into it and letting the strong survive. Quick and
painful. Have you ever ripped off a Band‑Aid? We
will pull together. Great things happen in America
under great hardship. Give us the chance to
innovate. We cannot disappoint you more than you
have disappointed us.
Eleven, transparency and
accountability. How about it? No, really, how about
it? Let's have it. Let's say we give the buzzwords a
rest and have some straight honest talk. Please try
‑‑ please stop manipulating and trying to appease me
with clever wording. I am not the idiot you
obviously take me for. Stop sneaking around and
meeting in back rooms making deals with your
friends. It will only be a prelude to your criminal
investigation. Stop hiding things from me.
Twelve, unprecedented quick
spending. Stop it now.
Take a breath. Listen to the
people. Let's just slow down and get some input from
some nonpoliticians on the subject. Stop making
everything an emergency. Stop speed reading our
bills into law. I am not an activist. I am not a
community organizer. Nor am I a terrorist, a
militant or a violent person. I am a parent and a
grandparent. I work. I'm busy. I'm busy. I am busy,
and I am tired. I thought we elected competent
people to take care of the business of government so
that we could work, raise our families, pay our
bills, have a little recreation, complain about
taxes, endure our hardships, pursue our personal
goals, cut our lawn, wash our cars on the weekends
and be responsible contributing members of society
and teach our children to be the same all while
living in the home of the free and land of the
I entrusted you with upholding
the Constitution. I believed in the checks and
balances to keep from getting far off course. What
happened? You are very far off course. Do you really
think I find humor in the hiring of a speed reader
to unintelligently ramble all through a bill that
you signed into law without knowing what it
contained? I do not. It is a mockery of the
responsibility I have entrusted to you. It is a slap
in the face. I am not laughing at your arrogance.
Why is it that I feel as if you would not trust me
to make a single decision about my own life and how
I would live it but you should expect that I should
trust you with the debt that you have laid on all of
us and our children. We did not want the TARP bill.
We said no. We would repeal it if we could. I am
sure that we still cannot. There is such urgency and
recklessness in all of the recent spending.
From my perspective, it seems
that all of you have gone insane. I also know that I
am far from alone in these feelings. Do you honestly
feel that your current pursuits have merit to
patriotic Americans? We want it to stop. We want to
put the brakes on everything that is being rushed by
us and forced upon us. We want our voice back. You
have forced us to put our lives on hold to
straighten out the mess that you are making. We will
have to give up our vacations, our time spent with
our children, any relaxation time we may have had
and money we cannot afford to spend on you to bring
our concerns to Washington. Our president often
knows all the right buzzword is unsustainable. Well,
no kidding. How many tens of thousands of dollars
did the focus group cost to come up with that word?
We don't want your overpriced words. Stop treating
us like we're morons.
We want all of you to stop
focusing on your reelection and do the job we want
done, not the job you want done or the job your
party wants done. You work for us and at this rate I
guarantee you not for long because we are coming. We
will be heard and we will be represented. You think
we're so busy with our lives that we will never come
for you? We are the formerly silent majority, all of
us who quietly work , pay taxes, obey the law, vote,
save money, keep our noses to the grindstone and we
are now looking up at you. You have awakened us, the
patriotic spirit so strong and so powerful that it
had been sleeping too long. You have pushed us too
far. Our numbers are great. They may surprise you.
For every one of us who will be there, there will be
hundreds more that could not come. Unlike you, we
have their trust. We will represent them honestly,
rest assured. They will be at the polls on voting
day to usher you out of office. We have cancelled
vacations. We will use our last few dollars saved.
We will find the representation among us and a
grassroots campaign will flourish. We didn't ask for
this fight. But the gloves are coming off. We do not
come in violence, but we are angry. You will
represent us or you will be replaced with someone
who will. There are candidates among us when he will
rise like a Phoenix from the ashes that you have
made of our constitution.
independent, libertarian. Understand this. We don't
care. Political parties are meaningless to us.
Patriotic Americans are willing to do right by us
and our Constitution and that is all that matters to
us now. We are going to fire all of you who abuse
power and seek more. It is not your power. It is
ours and we want it back. We entrusted you with it
and you abused it. You are dishonorable. You are
dishonest. As Americans we are ashamed of you. You
have brought shame to us. If you are not
representing the wants and needs of your
constituency loudly and consistently, in spite of
the objections of your party, you will be fired. Did
you hear? We no longer care about your political
parties. You need to be loyal to us, not to them.
Because we will get you fired and they will not save
you. If you do or can represent me, my issues, my
views, please stand up. Make your identity known.
You need to make some noise about it. Speak up. I
need to know who you are. If you do not speak up,
you will be herded out with the rest of the sheep
and we will replace the whole damn congress if need
be one by one. We are coming. Are we coming for you?
Who do you represent? What do you represent? Listen.
Because we are coming. We the people are coming.