Thursday, February 22, 2007

In Support Of Our Commander In Chief, President Bush

I was disheartened to hear that the congressman I voted for had decided not support our President. During his campaigning, he had spoken about supporting the President. The issues he was in support of and against seemed to line up with mine. Now I'm wondering if he's a man of his word.

Below is a letter my Knight wrote to our congressman. You can visit his blog, More To It Than This and read other entries. Feel free to leave him a comment.


"Dear Congressman Keller,

I am extremely disappointed in your speech on the Iraq Resolution and your
decision to not support the Commander In Chief, President Bush. As a veteran of
the U.S. Army this issue hits close to home for me. As your constituent I feel
that you are not representing my views, and more importantly the views of the
majority of your constituents in your home district. Our country is at war and
this resolution is divisive and inaccurate in its premise and its effect. A
house divided cannot stand. Our house, "our country", must be united and its
resolve unwavering in its quest to attain victory in the war in Iraq and the
greater war on terror. Even if the Iraqis are unwilling to defeat the insurgents
and terrorists in their own country we must prevail so as not to embolden our
enemy and leave them a fertile breeding ground for future attacks against
ourselves and our allies. I believe the President is on the right track by
increasing the number of troops on the ground in Iraq. I believe t
hat we started to decrease our forces too quickly due to an unrealistic
expectation created by political pressure from the democratic leadership which
you now appear to be aligning yourself with.

I urge you to reconsider and to properly represent your constituents. Vote in
support of our President and the Commander In Chief of our troops. That is the
most effective way of supporting our troops and helping them succeed in their
mission."

4 comments:

Kathleen Marie said...

Excellent letter. It is so annoying when people we believe in and elect fall short and end up having no backbone.

It is so important - and I wish more people like you understand just how important it is - to let our representatives know just how we feel about the decisions they make, whether they are good or bad.

Thanks!

Stewart Sternberg said...

I wandered through here and felt moved to comment. Allow me to say that I applaud your senator. Of course, I also believe that Bush lied to this country and should be impeached.

But he is our president and that other man is your senator. The great thing about this country is that we can all disagree. And that we can vote against our elected officials when the run again. We can also ask for impeachment if a president commits high crimes and misdemeanors, something I'm not sure Bush has done. So, I usually tell my left wing friends that we get the democracy we deserve. It is a shame we are not more deserving.

greenshady said...

Although, I'm not a big supporter of the war in Iraq, I do believe that your Senator is in the wrong. He was elected on the basis of his views. When our political officials turn their backs on their people, our people get discouraged with the government overall.

That is a great letter your husband wrote. I applaud him for taking a stand.

Lady G~ said...

Stewart:
Glad you visited my blog and took the time to comment. I agree with you on two counts: 1-thankful that we live in country that we have the freedom to disagree & 2- that we get the democracy that we deserve. Look what happened during the Clinton years. :o(

Greenshady: So glad you stopped by. I enjoy reading your blogs. My Knight really has a way with words. He can get his point across with no problem. Sad that honesty and "my word" doesn't mean much these days.