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A Message to My Congressman

By – Jeffrey B. Stamm, Intellectual Conservative

Congressman

Dear Elected Representative:

You are hereby placed on notice.

You have squandered the strength and solidarity of an entire nation and it will no longer be tolerated.

You may think that we, the people, are too stupid, lazy, or self-absorbed to notice your complicity, even sponsorship, in our gradual—now sudden—demise. True, large swaths of the country do, at times, demonstrate appalling levels of intellectual and moral sloth, but the majority of the citizens remain faithful to the Constitution and to the continued promise of this great nation. My fellow Americans have become awakened (not “woke”) by a steady and accelerating wave of naked selfishness and irrefutable incompetence by our ruling elites. That includes you.

It is not merely the current occupant in the White House that has become a genuine reflection of our government as a whole—decrepit, forgetful, unserious, and led around by a few powerful, cryptic elites who care nothing of the long-term well-being of the nation and its citizens—it is you, congressman, who also bears blame. It is you who has allowed the feeding upon the seed corn of our nation—economically, politically, intellectually, and culturally—in order to elevate yourself.

Oh, please don’t try to blame the other guy, the other party, or some other institution; the evidence has simply become overwhelming that all of you in that first and most important branch of government simply take us, and that great chain of events connecting the past, present and future which form the United States of America, entirely for granted. No more.

Should you happen to take this notice as a threat, allow me to apologize for being unclear, for this is a threat. No, not physically. Your life and your fortune are safe. But I do mean to imperil your sacred honor; that is, if you have any left.

We both know that you, being within the legislative branch of government, are, first and foremost, responsible for passing the annual budget for the functioning of our federal government. You are expected to carefully consider and allot monies—our monies!—for the various agencies and programs in the interest of the American people and have it presented before the president for signature by October 1st every year. Yet, you and your colleagues have accomplished this most basic assignment only four times in nearly fifty years—the last time being 1996 when many of our voters today had not yet even been born. Your “normalization” of endless CRs—continuing resolutions—that have always ended in some opaque and grotesque budgetary compromises and excesses that have not only contributed to our frightening levels of debt, but have enervated and deteriorated the abilities of our government entities to serve the security, and other, needs of the citizens.

Is it any wonder that only seven percent of Americans have a great deal of trust in Congress, according to a 2022 Gallup poll, while the most vilified and undermined of our institutions—the police, the military, and small business—occupy the top three most trusted spots? Is it mere coincidence that, while members of your body took (and continues to take) money from the pharmaceutical lobby at nearly 100 times the rate as that from the much-maligned NRA, death and addiction skyrocketed from their “legal” dope? Did your vote help pass the oxymoronic “Ensuring Patient Access and Effective Drug Enforcement Act” in 2016 that was secretly written by Big Pharma to gut the ability of DEA to thwart the ruthless and predatory marketing of prescription opioids?

And, aside from your brave utterances on cable news, why have you done nothing to compel, or at least shame, the executive branch to secure our nation’s border from fentanyl and other drugs? With nearly 300 drug poisoning deaths every single day—the equivalent of one 9/11 every ten days—along with their Mexican cartel salesforce pouring across the border to establish drug distribution cells in nearly every town across our nation, you do nothing more than remind us that you are “not in power,” or that you “don’t have the authority.” With all due respect, that’s bullsh*t! Since at least FDR’s time, we have stupidly allowed you to amass and centralize more and more power and authority in the corrupt and stench-filled feedlot that is Washington, D.C.

Should we, the “plain folks” who don’t constitute a “special interest group” that can sway you ruling elites with bloc voters or money or media love, decide to vote for you again this election, we will be watching as never before. We will hold you accountable to do what you should do, what you must do if we are to survive as a nation.

The American people have figured out that most of you do look down your noses at them. They see that, just like the globalist elites that constitute the pharmaceutical industry and their less sophisticated but every bit as evil twin, the Mexican drug cartels, you ruling elites also view traditional Americans as ever exploitable, expendable, even—dare I say it—deplorable. To paraphrase Philosophy Professor Harry Frankfurt, the “plain folks” are to you ruling elites what truth is to the bullshi*ter—not something to be directly and transparently opposed, but, rather, a group to be treated as insignificant, trivial, irrelevant.

The twenty-year tragedy of Afghanistan that culminated in the disastrous and deadly withdrawal last year laid bare the ugly truth that the word of America’s establishment elite no longer means anything. The promise—indeed, the covenant—that the nation would always honor the promises made to those citizens and our allies who sacrifice on America’s behalf has vanished like clouds over the Hindu Kush. The sudden and unexpected betrayal of our fellow Americans and our partners left behind in Afghanistan was shocking. It also revealed the ugly inevitability that my “leaders” could just as easily one day betray me in order to protect or elevate themselves.

I will no longer allow you to do essentially nothing as our fundamentally unserious executive branch allows—even incentivizes—the highly-focused, ethnocentric and shockingly violent Mexican cartels to flood this nation with deadly drugs that are decimating our citizens, along with a human invasion of not merely “poor, huddled masses yearning to breathe free,” but murderers, thieves and criminals of every kind. Your continued failure to perform your sworn duty will, at minimum, saddle this nation with economic, medical, and cultural burdens for generations, if not forever. And since those Mexican cartels, like the warlords in Afghanistan, have already devoured their own nation and turned it into a narcostate, many of us “plain folks” across America are left wondering when you will finally do something before they devour ours.

Do your damn job! Do it on my behalf like you’re supposed to!

And consider yourself hereby placed on notice.

Jeff Stamm is a 40-year law enforcement veteran, having served as a Deputy Sheriff in Sacramento, California, a Special Agent with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, and as the Executive Director of the Midwest High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) program. He is also the author of “On Dope: Drug Enforcement and The First Policeman” and speaks extensively on the global drug threat.


Reprinted with Permission from - Intellectual Conservative by - Jeffrey Stamm

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Frank
1 month ago

Excellent,throw the bums out November 8th

Ty
1 month ago

With all the government failures, waste and continued determination to drive hate and distrust using race, gender and religious beleives. The only complain among the democrate politicans is aboration!You can’t eat abortion, you can’t find a job with abortion, you can’t stop crime with abortion, you can’t secure our borders with abortion, you can’t stop human trafficking with abortion, you can’t stop illegal drugs coming across our open borders with abortion, you can’t stop thr raising death toll caused by illegal drugs coming across our boarders with abortion, you can’t stop gun violence and open murder with abortion, but you can take a life with aboration. If the reason you are going to vote for anyone that holds an existing federal government office this November because of the lies being sprad about abortion, you are perfect for a working position in the SWAMP.

Sandy
1 month ago

This needs to go to all the RINOS in the Senate, for starters!! Especially Mitch Mc China(otherwise known as McConnell!).

Virginia Stewart
1 month ago

Amen!! ❤

Korry Belin
1 month ago

Can AMAC write something like this for its members to sign and send to our Representatives?

Joyce Wolfe
1 month ago

Thanks for telling it as it is. Country has been sold out the upper class that think they should come first and fill their own pockets at the cost of the real people who this country belongs

KimmyB
1 month ago

We are the victims, as a country, of an entirely corrupt government. Even those supposed to be considered conservative are lining up on the side of wrong. Sending this empassioned ultimatum would fall on an uncaring, corrupt and arrogant group in Senate and House. Voting them out – really? We tried that the last election and a man fit for a care home received more votes than any elected official ever. So, really, what is the true solution?

Cayce
1 month ago

Very well said. Thank you.

mytake
1 month ago

Well, I guess you told them. Congratulations for your candor and your courage. This is exactly what is needed.

Edwin Aviles
1 month ago

This should be sent to every Senator and Congressman. They need to know that we, not being part of the elite, know very well how they have performed their duties. We need to get fresh blood in Congress but not anything like AOC or the Squad.

Mortimer Carey
1 month ago

Vote all of them out of office

Michael Lewis
1 month ago

Amen!

john sylvester nunan
1 month ago

is there a way we can send this to every congressman and senator….

Kat
1 month ago

A copy of this should be sent to EVERY SENATOR AND REPRESENTATIVE along with the Pres, VP, DOJ. FBI, CIA, and all dept heads. It says what the vast majority of our citizens want them to hear.

Bill
1 month ago

I believe that we, the people review all of our representatives voting records and send this message to those who don’t follow our values and beliefs in our country. Not as a petition but individually in mass emails, texts or whatever. Just slightly modify as needed to make your points. I’m going to.

mytake
1 month ago
Reply to  Bill

Excellent idea.

Diane
1 month ago

Great , can we send it right after the election.

J
1 month ago

PLEASE FINISH THE BORDER WALL!! GET RID OF PELOSI N HER CREW!!!! I TOTALLY AGREE WITH MARK’S COMMENT, DO IT NOW!!!! TY, HAVE A GREAT DAY!!

J
1 month ago

AMEN!!

Stephen
1 month ago

Tell it like it is and let’s get’r done !

Sid
1 month ago

Couldn’t have said it better.

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