Congress Does Not Listen

The following is my correspondence with senator Menendez.

Evidence that Congress does not listen to us and the importance of being persistent with your Senator or Representative. Don’t stop writing because they don’t answer. Write more and get all of your friends to do the same.

My original correspondence with my Senator dated 5/12/21 and 5/14/21 is proof that Congress does not listen to us:

5/12/21 email:

I have selected Economy as my topic. Were it possible, I would choose the failure of our government to work for the American people.  I am 71 years old, and for the first time, I am in fear of the actions of our President and Congress. Even worse is knowing that my Senator is as much a part of the problem as anyone else. Some would ask, “why are you writing to him if you know he is not representing you?”. I do so because it’s my right as an American and my responsibility as a Christian to confront those who would oppress God’s people.

Here are my concerns:

Congress does not have an apparent demand from the American people to overrun the country with a one-sided agenda. There is a 50/50 split in the Senate and only a slight majority in the House. That demands a bipartisan style of governing.
People declared guilty before trial by the very same people who are supposed to be ensuring that our country abides by our laws.
Immigration and illegal immigration are lumped into one category, and anyone who favors immigration but finds illegal immigration not acceptable is labeled a racist. A path to citizenship is essential but open immigration is illegal and not sustainable.
We are told that everyone a racist, and if we don’t believe that, we are arrogant and racist.
Jobs have been cut from day one in a highly fragile economy.
Executive orders are issued based on a goal, but there is no plan to attain the goal. Life 101 is straightforward, create a plan and execute the plan. Don’t execute the in-between steps until you know what the other steps are and how you’re going to get there.
Money is given to governments who want to kill our families and us.
Inflation is about to eat our lunch, and it seems as though it’s a surprise to Congress and the President.
Money is given to non-citizens who do not participate in our economy, and people who participate are ignored.
The list goes on and on. But I want to be precise. I do not live in fear because of things that happen. I live in fear because of the actions and thoughts of those who are in Congress. I believe many of you in Congress are being manipulated by people who would benefit from seeing our Democracy destroyed and overtaken by some darker power.

So Mr. Menedez, is there anything in my concerns that motivate you to become an advocate for the American people? Do you believe there is any reason for me to be concerned for our country’s future? Or am I wasting my time writing to you?

5/14 email:

It is my belief that our country is rapidly sliding into a crisis in leadership. Congress seems to be deadlocked because everything is about left or right and nothing is about doing the right thing for America and how do we compromise/negotiate good legislation. The President does not seem to have a grasp on what’s happening and is afraid to speak to the American people without the approval of those who are “running” him. The administration supports known foes of America such as Iran and the vacuum created is causing severe consequences for American citizens and our partners around the world. On top of that, we are constantly being lied to by the spokespeople from the State Department, Homeland Security, and the office of the President.

My question to you is what are you doing to help? Do you even believe there is a crisis? What are you willing to do to attempt to bring Congress together to begin working to improve our country and our citizens?

As you are reading the Senator’s response below, please note that my 5/12/21 email was completely ignored. Also, the response about delays due to the exponential increase in filibusters is because of bills being introduced by the far-left. There has only been one filibuster but 43 votes on Cloture, the method used to halt debate by a 50/50 senate that carries the majority because of the Vice President. Further proof that Congress does not listen.

Senator’s Response dated 6/11/21:

Thank you for contacting me to express your concerns over the current gridlock in Congress. Your opinion is very important to me, and I appreciate the opportunity to respond to you on this critical issue.

As your United States Senator, I understand that New Jerseyans don’t want rhetoric, they want results. I certainly understand your disappointment with the recent impasse that has led to an exponential increase in filibusters and other delay tactics for political gain. Our nation is at a critical impasse, and we need to move forward together to address important issues such as the high unemployment, the economy, and national security. Our focus should be directed toward finding solutions to strengthen the middle class and relieve the economic stress of struggling Americans.

Again, I appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts with me. Please be assured that I heard your concerns and will keep your views in mind. I invite you to visit my website (http://menendez.senate.gov) to learn more about how I am standing up for New Jersey families in the United States Senate.

Summary

We have an obligation to impact our elected officials through correspondence and voting. It took a long time for communism and socialism to get a foothold in the United States Congress but once it started the floodgates opened. Not because so many more were elected, but because they were already there and waiting for enough support to be able to make their move. Now they use the media to bully and shame patriots to keep them quiet.

I urge you to stand up for America by keeping in contact with Congress and by voting in every election. You can see that my correspondence with my senator fell on deaf ears but that’s not a reason to stop writing. Be persistent. Remember, it all starts with local school boards who indoctrinate our children. Then to primary elections where so few people vote that it’s easy for big money influencers like Mike Bloomberg and George Soros to get their preferred candidates into positions as school board members, local prosecutors, and attornies general.

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For more, read my article from September 15th, 2020