I wrote to my representative in Congress to let him know I was not at all happy with his “no” vote on the Amash Amendment, which failed today in the House. Others, if they so desire, can use this format and just put in the applicable information or re-word it to better fit what they want to say. If you’re not sure who your representative is, go here and cross reference that with the “yes” and “no” votes on the amendment here.
Mr. Boehner, I am a constituent in your district. When I opened your site, I saw this message:
“Congressman Boehner is leading the drive for smaller, more accountable government and better solutions to the challenges facing our nation. If you would like to receive updates on the issues that affect you and your family, please sign up below.”
I don’t see how the Speaker can purport to be for smaller, more accountable government with better solutions when he votes “no” on something as vitally significant as the Amash Amendment, which would have gone a long way to curtailing the 4th Amendment abuses of the NSA. Not to mention, it would have made the intelligence community more accountable to the Congress and the American people.
The Speaker took an oath to uphold the Constitution of the United States, which includes the 4th Amendment. That is all that matters and with his “no” vote on the Amash Amendment, Speaker Boehner has showed his colors more than ever as a big government enthusiast and someone not at all concerned about the rights and privacy of American citizens or with ensuring the proper checks and balances of our so-called democracy are in place.