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September 2nd, 2004

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08:33 am - A Letter from Voinovich
So today, I received a response to Sen. George V. Voinovich.

In it, he thanked me for my letter regarding the definition of marriage.

And then proceded to tell me that I am wrong.

Worse, he explained it using phrases like, "I believe" and "I am of the opinion".

I'm sorry. Did I elect you to have opinions or beliefs, or did I elect you to vote the way I would like you to? Remember that whole deal? We elect you, you represent us? I don't remember anyone suggesting you were allowed to vote willy-nilly on your own agenda.

And this man is the chariman of the Senate Ethics Committee.

I will scan and post the letter as soon as I receive one from Sen. DeWine, so as to complete my collection.

Write your asshole congressmen, and vote in November. You may register here.
Current Mood: disappointeddisappointed
Current Music: "Buttermilk Grove", -JB

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Date:September 2nd, 2004 06:54 am (UTC)
You're absolutely right: representatives should not bow to majorities, but should be able to make decisions that protect and defend minorities.

However, this letter doesn't say, "My constituents say. . ." or "The overwhelming majority say. . ."

He says "I believe. . ." and "I am of the opinion. . ."

To me, that says, "I don't give a damn what anyone thinks, this is my chance to push through legislation that matches my personal beliefs, and you can't stop me."

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