On June 7 during our regularly monthly meeting Joan Campbell the chairman of the Lehigh Valley 9/12-Tea Party group read the following letter to our membership.
The letter will be sent certified to our representatives in Congress, the Senate and the press. Approximately 130 of our members have signed this document. If you were unable to sign, please print out this letter, sign it, get your friends to sign it and send it to your congressman and senator.
This is an important time for us as a nation to take a stand. Stand with us! (For a nice copy to print out and sign please CLICK HERE (2 page pdf)
Lehigh Valley 9-12 Project/Tea Party Group
June 7, 2013
An Open Letter to all Congressman and Senators:
The Lehigh Valley 9-12 Project/Tea Party Group, representing constituents in Lehigh and Northampton counties in Pennsylvania, echoing Tea Party sentiments across the nation, is writing to you regarding the recent White House scandals that have been highlighted in the press recently. Benghazi, IRS Intimidation, HHS Donation Scandal, Fast and Furious, the Department of Justice Phone Tap and as of today the NSA PRISM scandal. It is unclear how many more wrongdoings will be uncovered. However all the scandals we know about are examples of this administration's abuse of power and blatant failure to accept responsibility for these abuses.
The First Amendment of the Constitution reads “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.” In the past six weeks, we have seen every part of this inalienable right trampled and abandoned. This is not a Left or Right issue that can be ignored at will, this is an American problem that defies the American people's basic constitutional rights and it needs to be fixed.
These controversies are the result of lies, cover-ups and gross incompetence. The American people deserve the truth! We the people say “No More!” We demand that our representatives in Washington stop putting party politics and ideology ahead of public interest. We demand that public investigations be done thoroughly and with due diligence and have justice served swiftly to those involved in these usurpations and atrocities, no matter how high up the chain of command that these violations go.
For too many years, the American people have sat idly by and watched their individual rights and freedoms slowly erode away. To quote Senator Rob Portman of the Senate Finance Committee, “The Tea Party was right, the government has overstepped its bounds!” We demand a vote of no confidence against any and all public servants that have allowed governmental agencies be used for intimidation.
We respectfully petition you to take steps to eliminate the Internal Revenue Service, Department of Education, the Environmental Protection Agency and every governmental agency that is not constitutionally mandated so that they may never be used to intimidate any American citizen again. We call on you to take steps to eliminate and defund every agency and program that stifles the principles of free enterprise, individual rights and free will and return those powers to the states as outlined in the 9th and 10th Amendment.
We simply ask that you honor your oaths to uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States of America.
The Lehigh Valley Project 9-12/Tea Party Group
Joan Campbell, Chair
PO Box 91011 Allentown PA 18109