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My Letter to Congressman Rob Wittman

I would like to encourage anyone living in Virginia’s 1st District to begin writing Congressman Wittman, to impress upon him our desire for demonstrable leadership. Encourage him to resist going along with any Continuing Resolutions or Omnibus Bills that fund anything and everything, and accomplish nothing but growing our national debt. Your Congressman wants to hear from you. On September 18th, 2014, Congressman Wittman’s team published his frustration with our broken budgetary system. Congressman Wittman is quoted as saying,

When Congress recessed in August, I demanded that the House remain in Washington to complete the important work expected of us by our constituents. Chief among that unfinished business is the need to get our government funded responsibly. And yet again, Congress finds itself today making a temporary, short-sighted decision at the last minute. The simple truth is that our budget process is broken. Congress absolutely must return to the business of regular order, with regular passage of budget resolutions and appropriations bills. There is plenty of time to remain in Washington to get this done with a responsible, long-term outlook in mind, and I could not support this short-sighted approach to the funding of the essential functions of our government.

This tells me that our Congressman must want to lead on these issues. If he recieves overwhelming support from his constituents in Virginia’s 1st District, he should then possess the courage to move forward and to fight for his convictions on our behalf. That’s what I want to do: to encourage the Congressman to act. I share the following so that others might know exactly what we’re asking for.

Congressman, I represent a growing number of citizens in the first district who are concerned that the Constitutional Crisis in this country is not being given the attention it deserves by the Republican Leadership in both the House and the Senate; nor by your office.

When you are inculcated within the political process apprised of the impossibilities and intricacies that your constituents are ignorant of, it must be easy to rationalize that you are doing the best you can do, despite the circumstance of the political dysfunction today. You have yourself pointed out that our budgetary system is broken in Washington.

The question on your constituents minds is, what is our Congressman doing about this?

It isn’t enough merely to point out that the system is broken. We know it’s broken. We feel the burden of an economy that only works for the industrialists and corporatists with offices on Wall Street and advocates on K Street. We feel the insecurity of a Republic where citizenship is being destroyed through an unregulated influx of immigrants across our southern border. We watch as the debt skyrockets beyond sustainable levels and, while we know you see this too, we want to know what you are going to do, sir.

I suppose what I am asking for is hard, because I am asking for you to risk your standing with the leadership and to really begin fighting for change. We’ve seen just how hard this is for Senators Mike Lee, Rand Paul, and Ted Cruz. We’ve seen just how overlooked Congressmen like Justin Amash and Thomas Massie are when it comes to leadership roles and the potential they have to set things right.

Our friends in the 7th District felt this urgency first, because they knew that their Representative didn’t represent them. Here in the 1st, I will be honest, opinions are mixed and most of your constituents just don’t know whether they can trust you or not.

Primaries are expensive and hopefully unnecessary in our case, but I want to impress upon you the reality of your constituents concerns, and the necessity of your leadership. One Congressman can’t win on his own. We understand this; but sir, please understand that we want change and a fiscally responsible and Constitutionally correct government. We are looking for leaders. You are our representative. You are in the position to lead. We’re simply asking that you take the opportunity and position you possess to mount a loud and vigorous campaign on our behalf.

A growing number of your constituents believe that we are now fighting for the soul of our Republic. Congressman, the math backs us up. We’re going bankrupt and fast. We know there are good men in Congress that want to make a difference. You probably already know who they are. Please, join with your fellow Republicans and stop the reckless spending. No more Yea Votes for Continuing Resolutions or Omnibus Bills to fund an out of control bureaucracy, Obamacare, and Executive Amnesty.

Sincerely,

Steven Brodie Tucker

About Steven Brodie Tucker

Graduated with a degree in Philosophy from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Also studied economics and political science at George Mason.

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