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Glenn Beck: The Letter
June 17, 2009 – 10:36 ET
GLENN: I got a letter from a woman in Arizona. She writes an open letter to our nation’s leadership: I’m a home grown American citizen, 53, registered Democrat all my life. Before the last presidential election I registered as a Republican because I no longer felt the Democratic Party represents my views or works to pursue issues important to me. Now I no longer feel the Republican Party represents my views or works to pursue issues important to me. The fact is I no longer feel any political party or representative in Washington represents my views or works to pursue the issues important to me. There must be someone. Please tell me who you are. Please stand up and tell me that you are there and that you’re willing to fight for our Constitution as it was written. Please stand up now. You might ask yourself what my views and issues are that I would horribly feel so disenfranchised by both major political parties. What kind of nut job am I? Will you please tell me?
Well, these are briefly my views and issues for which I seek representation:
One, illegal immigration. I want you to stop coddling illegal immigrants and secure our borders. Close the underground tunnels. Stop the violence and the trafficking in drugs and people. No amnesty, not again. Been there, done that, no resolution. P.S., I’m not a racist. This isn’t to be confused with legal immigration.
Glenn Beck’s Common Sense
Two, the TARP bill, I want it repealed and I want no further funding supplied to it. We told you no, but you did it anyway. I want the remaining unfunded 95% repealed. Freeze, repeal.
Three: Czars, I want the circumvention of our checks and balances stopped immediately. Fire the czars. No more czars. Government officials answer to the process, not to the president. Stop trampling on our Constitution and honor it.
Four, cap and trade. The debate on global warming is not over. There is more to say.
Five, universal healthcare. I will not be rushed into another expensive decision. Don’t you dare try to pass this in the middle of the night and then go on break. Slow down!
Six, growing government control. I want states rights and sovereignty fully restored. I want less government in my life, not more. Shrink it down. Mind your own business. You have enough to take care of with your real obligations. Why don’t you start there.
Seven, ACORN. I do not want ACORN and its affiliates in charge of our 2010 census. I want them investigated. I also do not want mandatory escrow fees contributed to them every time on every real estate deal that closes. Stop the funding to ACORN and its affiliates pending impartial audits and investigations. I do not trust them with taking the census over with our taxpayer money. I don’t trust them with our taxpayer money. Face up to the allegations against them and get it resolved before taxpayers get any more involved with them. If it walks like a duck and talks like a duck, hello. Stop protecting your political buddies. You work for us, the people. Investigate.
Eight, redistribution of wealth. No, no, no. I work for my money. It is mine. I have always worked for people with more money than I have because they gave me jobs. That is the only redistribution of wealth that I will support. I never got a job from a poor person. Why do you want me to hate my employers? Why ‑‑ what do you have against shareholders making a profit?
Nine, charitable contributions. Although I never got a job from a poor person, I have helped many in need. Charity belongs in our local communities, where we know our needs best and can use our local talent and our local resources. Butt out, please. We want to do it ourselves.
Ten, corporate bailouts. Knock it off. Sink or swim like the rest of us. If there are hard times ahead, we’ll be better off just getting into it and letting the strong survive. Quick and painful. Have you ever ripped off a Band‑Aid? We will pull together. Great things happen in America under great hardship. Give us the chance to innovate. We cannot disappoint you more than you have disappointed us.
Eleven, transparency and accountability. How about it? No, really, how about it? Let’s have it. Let’s say we give the buzzwords a rest and have some straight honest talk. Please try ‑‑ please stop manipulating and trying to appease me with clever wording. I am not the idiot you obviously take me for. Stop sneaking around and meeting in back rooms making deals with your friends. It will only be a prelude to your criminal investigation. Stop hiding things from me.
Twelve, unprecedented quick spending. Stop it now.
Take a breath. Listen to the people. Let’s just slow down and get some input from some nonpoliticians on the subject. Stop making everything an emergency. Stop speed reading our bills into law. I am not an activist. I am not a community organizer. Nor am I a terrorist, a militant or a violent person. I am a parent and a grandparent. I work. I’m busy. I’m busy. I am busy, and I am tired. I thought we elected competent people to take care of the business of government so that we could work, raise our families, pay our bills, have a little recreation, complain about taxes, endure our hardships, pursue our personal goals, cut our lawn, wash our cars on the weekends and be responsible contributing members of society and teach our children to be the same all while living in the home of the free and land of the brave.
I entrusted you with upholding the Constitution. I believed in the checks and balances to keep from getting far off course. What happened? You are very far off course. Do you really think I find humor in the hiring of a speed reader to unintelligently ramble all through a bill that you signed into law without knowing what it contained? I do not. It is a mockery of the responsibility I have entrusted to you. It is a slap in the face. I am not laughing at your arrogance. Why is it that I feel as if you would not trust me to make a single decision about my own life and how I would live it but you should expect that I should trust you with the debt that you have laid on all of us and our children. We did not want the TARP bill. We said no. We would repeal it if we could. I am sure that we still cannot. There is such urgency and recklessness in all of the recent spending.
From my perspective, it seems that all of you have gone insane. I also know that I am far from alone in these feelings. Do you honestly feel that your current pursuits have merit to patriotic Americans? We want it to stop. We want to put the brakes on everything that is being rushed by us and forced upon us. We want our voice back. You have forced us to put our lives on hold to straighten out the mess that you are making. We will have to give up our vacations, our time spent with our children, any relaxation time we may have had and money we cannot afford to spend on you to bring our concerns to Washington. Our president often knows all the right buzzword is unsustainable. Well, no kidding. How many tens of thousands of dollars did the focus group cost to come up with that word? We don’t want your overpriced words. Stop treating us like we’re morons.
We want all of you to stop focusing on your reelection and do the job we want done, not the job you want done or the job your party wants done. You work for us and at this rate I guarantee you not for long because we are coming. We will be heard and we will be represented. You think we’re so busy with our lives that we will never come for you? We are the formerly silent majority, all of us who quietly work , pay taxes, obey the law, vote, save money, keep our noses to the grindstone and we are now looking up at you. You have awakened us, the patriotic spirit so strong and so powerful that it had been sleeping too long. You have pushed us too far. Our numbers are great. They may surprise you. For every one of us who will be there, there will be hundreds more that could not come. Unlike you, we have their trust. We will represent them honestly, rest assured. They will be at the polls on voting day to usher you out of office. We have cancelled vacations. We will use our last few dollars saved. We will find the representation among us and a grassroots campaign will flourish. We didn’t ask for this fight. But the gloves are coming off. We do not come in violence, but we are angry. You will represent us or you will be replaced with someone who will. There are candidates among us when hewill rise like a Phoenix from the ashes that you have made of our constitution.
Democrat, Republican, independent, libertarian. Understand this. We don’t care. Political parties are meaningless to us. Patriotic Americans are willing to do right by us and our Constitution and that is all that matters to us now. We are going to fire all of you who abuse power and seek more. It is not your power. It is ours and we want it back. We entrusted you with it and you abused it. You are dishonorable. You are dishonest. As Americans we are ashamed of you. You have brought shame to us. If you are not representing the wants and needs of your constituency loudly and consistently, in spite of the objections of your party, you will be fired. Did you hear? We no longer care about your political parties. You need to be loyal to us, not to them. Because we will get you fired and they will not save you. If you do or can represent me, my issues, my views, please stand up. Make your identity known. You need to make some noise about it. Speak up. I need to know who you are. If you do not speak up, you will be herded out with the rest of the sheep and we will replace the whole damn congress if need be one by one. We are coming. Are we coming for you? Who do you represent? What do you represent? Listen. Because we are coming. We the people are coming.
Tonight, many of us witnessed the death of America. Freedom is now a memory of the past, a faded lighted forever silenced. The voters of this country have finally accomplished what so many have tryed to destroy. The poetic justice of the enitre thing is that, we have destoryed ourselves from within. It was not a great nation, or terrorist that killed America. it was us, the voter. America stole the land from the Native American, now they have destroyed those who destroyed us. Our group and website will continue until, we are silenced by the new Obama admistration. I have to think, that should not take to long at all.
Once our economy as we know it is gone, and our people starving, we will get the picture. But for many who are worshipping the new “messiah”, I am sure they are happy. But let this be a warning, as long as we still have free speech I will be here to speak. I do not think the American people have any idea what they have done. They will find out soon, when the second admendment are gone, when we can no longer speak freely, and when we all live in a socialist country.
For those, I will be here to say I told you so……
This country was founded on freedoms, these will be no more. Our lives will be forever chagned. The Mayain people claimed the world would end in 2012, this may be possible. Things are falling in place, and the world as we know it is forever changing.
To the children of Isreal, complete the temple, he is here..
Nunna daul Isunyi (The Trail Where They Cried)
I have to say it is very hard to talk about the Freedman issue in a three minute video. So Now, I will try to go into more details mostly for the benefit of the reader who is not familiar with this issue. For those of you who are, please me forgive my repetitiveness.
First of all let me say I am not a racist. I also think that slavery was wrong, there is no question about it. Many people in this country were treated badly. The sad reality of it was that some of the Cherokee owned slaves, just like there white neighbors.
When the Cherokee were physically removed from their land, in 1838, they took with them their slaves. More than 4,000 Cherokee died on this march from the south to Ok. Once they survivors arrived in their new land, they settled with the slaves. But it would only be a few short years, and the Cherokee freed their slaves, just like the rest of America.
From that time forward, these African Americans would lived among the Cherokee were called freedman. This passed down from generation to generation, and to this day descendants of the freed slaves are still called freedman.
First I would like to explain just how citizenship works. The United States government through its courts has held time and again that Indian tribes have the right to determine their own citizenship. Today Cherokee Nation’s citizenry is bound together by having in common at least one documented Indian ancestor, regardless of what other heritage they may have. Cherokee Nation citizenship is based upon family ties, not color.
By documented, one much provide proof that one of your ancestors names appears on the Dawes Rolls. These rolls were recorded names, of the ones who were removed, and walked the Nunna daul Isunyi (The Trail Where They Cried).
But there were many freedman, because of a loop hole in the law, that were able to register as citizens, even though they did not have one ancestor appear on the rolls. Once the problem was discovered, this issue was corrected and a vote taken. The vote passed by 77% allowing only persons with one ancestor on the roll citizenship. Needless to say, the freedman who had registered as citizens by using the legal loophole, were no longer citizens.
Needless to say, this caused a great division in opinion. But, it is my feeling that the Cherokee are a sovereign nation and have every right to decide who can and cannot be a citizen. This is a issue that the courts must decide, then enter….
The Congressional Black Caucus.
This is an organization representing the African American members of the Congress of the United States. Membership is exclusive to African Americans and its chair in the 110th Congress is Representative Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick of Michigan.
The Caucus describes its goals as “positively influencing the course of events pertinent to African-Americans and others of similar experience and situation,” and “achieving greater equity for persons of African descent in the design and content of domestic and international programs and services.”
Senator Obama and Rep. Watson are members of this organization. Rep. Watson’s bill H.R.2824 key objective is to force the Cherokee Nation into giving citizenship to the freedman whose ancestors did not appear on the Dawes Rolls. If this is not done the bill would stop funding to the Cherokee Nation. This would affect our health care, jobs and general economy. Needless to say, many of the Cherokee are poor. This can only make things worse than they already are.
Senator Obama, has stated he does not support this bill. But because he is a member of The Caucus, and a presidential candidate, he would be a great influence on this issue. It must be pointed out that Obama has almost always sided with the CBC. (Congressional Black Caucus).
But, this time he has he has stayed in away from the issue. Making statements, but nothing more. I am sure the reason for this, is due to the politics of the whole issue. Remaining neutral, is less risky than standing up for what is right.
So, the end result of the Cherokee, is that they are today a very diverse tribe. Because of the law, that any can be Cherokee, if they can trace an ancestor to the Dawes rolls, makes for people of all colors eligible. But, I must say it does exlcude many. Not just freedman, but many Americans whose ancestors “passed” or were marked “colored” on the census reports.
The real number of Americans who may have had a ancestor that was a member of the five tribes, could possibly be many, many more than we will ever know. We must remember, that not all were removed. Many ran away, many lived on private land. Some others “passed”. However, if those descendants cannot trace an ancestor to the Dawes Rolls, they cannot be citizens. This is no different than the freedman, and should be treated as the law of the Cherokee Nation is stated.