Confessions of a screwed up middle aged man: A letter to my new congressperson


Since you are now MY new REPRESENTATIVE. I wish to introduce myself. Why did I capitalize “my” and “representative?”
Because, that is what you have chosen to be. Your views are now officially dead. You have pledged yourself to vote for what is best for those you now are the focal point for in the congress of this nation. You do not represent the northern part of this state, but the entire state.
I saw the vote. Yes, you did receive 55.5%, but there is still the other 44.5% that you still must equally represent. For it is nearly half of all those that voted.
I am one of this minority. For in my view your party does not represent my values in anyway shape or form.
I believe ALL are equal from the point of conception till they leave their body at the end of their life in this temporal plain of existence. No matter their race or personal lifestyle choices, which includes religion or the lack there of.
That means I see abortion as murder and a same sex relationship lifestyle choice as misguided and misinformed nurturing, but that is their choice, as is mine not to agree with it. This however does not make me and those like me wrong, nor does it make those that oppose my viewpoint right. This does not mean that the federal government has a say so in the matter either. This though is the dilemma you have chosen to take on.
It is your job to weight all the views of those you have decided to represent, not govern, but act for. Not just the 55% of those that voted for you, but the entire 100%.
If a law is passed that shows bias to either side it should be changed to be equal to all. For over sixty years the trend has been against those view and beliefs that I and many like me hold sacred.
The constitution is not something to be manipulated or interpreted, not even by the Supreme Court. Technically two Justices should be impeached. For the constitution states that as long as those in the office maintain “good behavior” (Article III Section 1) they can remain in office. At this time Justice Ginsburg and Justice Sotomayor have publicly displayed BAD behavior and should be removed from office. Only someone that will follow the constitution should ever be a Justice. These rulings that have violated the constitution, but were allowed by the SCOTUS should be revisited and looked at in this light ONLY. Once looked at in this light, things like abortion and the recent marriage issue would go back to the states as they were originally being addressed.
“The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the states, are reserved to the states respectively, or to the people.” 10th amendment.
Now I do realize that some states were allowing these actions, while other states were not, but that is the point. Yes we are one nation, but we are also fifty states. This again goes back to my previous topic with you about whom you represent. 45% do not agree with your party, which does not mean you can impose your party’s views and values upon this group. This is a clear violation of the constitution, and the bill of right.
“We the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.” Preamble of the Constitution
To “promote the general welfare,” is to allow ALL the ability to live as they see fit. It does not say that this group will live better than that group. It means all groups will receive equal representation is all that matters. That is why I have no issue with those that do not think as I do. Yet, especially in the last eight years, my way of thinking and living has come under attack. Lawsuits because someone does not wish to make a cake and forcing someone to make something that hurts them if not physically, spiritually is not general welfare but selective misery. Christianity is now the most persecuted religion in the world. Is this the “blessing of liberty” the founding fathers spoke of? I think not. Yet this is what is being promoted by your party. The systematic destruction of my lifestyle choice.
You have chosen to be the representative of all your constituents, and now you are there to be that in congress. Are you up to being a true representative or are you there for the 55% and what your party tells you to do and vote? It is time for you to decide or to let me know now that my viewpoint means nothing to you. If it is the latter I will do my best to have your term in the congress be as short as possible, so enjoy your two years there if that is the case.

What constitutes the free exercise of religion?

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

Exercise – a putting into action, use, operation, or effect:

Per the first amendment, Congress (i.e. the government) cannot impose any law that blocks the free exercise (practice) of religion.
Now it states religion, which can mean any religion. That can mean Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Hindi, so forth and so on.
This means that if someone states per religious reasons that they cannot do something that violates said religion, then the government cannot force them to go against their believes, per the first amendment.
Yet that is what is being done.
The sin called homosexuality is just that a sin. To force a religion that says it is not a sin is a violation of the first amendment.
If someone wishes to live a sinful live that is his or her choice, but to try to force a religion to condone said sin is again a violation of the first amendment.
Those that truly follow Christianity do not turn their backs on the people living in sin, but we should not be force to say that something we consider bad for the person to be good.
We do not hate the person committing the sin. We condemn the sin itself. We ask that you do not continue to live in this sin, for we only wish what is best for you. There is really going to be an eternal life. ALL are promised to have immortal bodies, but not all are promised to live in happiness. Those that follow the teaching of Christ and the Bible believe in the White Throne Judgment. This happens after the thousand-year reign of Christ upon earth. This is post rapture and post Armageddon. At this time those that lived righteous lives without knowing of the existence of God or the salvation promised by Christ upon the cross, will find that their mere actions will most likely gain them access to God and His Son.
It is those that know of God and His Son that deny Them both, or live in sin will at this time find it the hardest to get past God’s judgment. Of these most will fail and it will be by their own doing. On Mount Sinai God did not just hand down stone tablets with ten rules. He gave a huge list of laws and rules to follow.
One of these is that men shall not lie with other men as if they lie with women. The same is said of women. These are laws given by God. These are sins. To force those that believe this to accept your life choice is wrong. If you wish to live in this sin, go right ahead it is not my job or place to stop you if you do not wish to listen. It is also not your job or place to stop us from believing it to be true.
Do not think that by forcing your way into our Churches you are getting God to condone or approve of your choice. This is the furthest thing from the truth, but as I said, I am not here to force you to stop living in this sin unless you are willing to acknowledge what is written in the Bible. I am here to shine the light of God upon you and tell you that what you are doing is wrong and can lead you to standing before the Great White Throne. This is not where I wish to see. I would rather you be in the court audience. Watching as all the actions of someone’s life pass before all to see and witness.
One time someone said to me. If no one would know, would you commit a homosexual act for $5,000,000 dollars? I said no. He could not believe me and kept pressing me. I said God would know. Not only will God know but also EVERYONE will know. I am in no way perfect, but I will not give in to sin even for money. For your soul is more important to me then money ever could be and the glories of an eternal life that will allow us to explore all the creation of God is more rewarding then paper made by man. Give me what God creates, for He created the entire universe.

Who is really causing the congress to look useless?

Per the Rules of the Senate, one person manages all business for the senate: that person is called the Presiding Officer, but who is the presiding officer that says want can and cannot be acted upon by the Senate?
Per Wikipedia:
“The Presiding Officer is the person who presides over the United States Senate and is charged with maintaining order and decorum, recognizing members to speak, and interpreting the Senate’s rules, practices and precedents. The Presiding Officer is a role, not an actual office; whoever is presiding at the time is the Presiding Officer.
The President pro tempore (a Senator elected to the post by the Senate at the beginning of each Congress, which since World War II by custom has been the most senior Senator of the majority party) is nominally responsible for presiding over the Senate ’in the Absence of the Vice President, or when he shall exercise the Office of the President of the United States’ (Article I, Section 3, Clause 5).”

“The most senior Senator elected to the MAJORITY party”
Gee, that is Harry Reid.

Therefore, the reason congress appears to do nothing is because Harry Reid makes it so. Over 350 bills have been sent to the Senate by the Congress and they sit and sit with no action taken.
WAKE UP!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Vote Reid and Pelosi out of office.
Sheesh stop being so gullible people. All our problems in Washington DC are the fault of one party the Democrats.
Also there is a need to change the rules so the Majority party can not have this much power ever again.