Letter: Motivated for change
This letter was sent to Sen. Kelly Ayotte’s office:
Dear Sen. Ayotte: Thank you for reminding me just how debased the English language can become in the hands of people with an agenda whose job is financed by people with the same agenda.
This bit of double-talk drivel has convinced me that I must actively work to prevent your re-election and help return to a world where people are people, corporations are corporations (chartered by law, not born), speech is speech, money is money and government is by and for the people.
I realize that the primary job of Congress, in the little time left after fundraising, has become the churning out of euphemisms and scare language “corporate wrong-doers” (to refer to frauds) and “weapons of mass destruction” (to refer to nothing that exists) being among the most pernicious, while protecting the rights of your largest campaign donors.
That you could send this sentence with a straight face (so to speak) – “The legitimacy of our democratic republic depends on a free, fair and transparent electoral system that abides by the U.S. Constitution” – is truly a trip through the looking glass.
I assure you that if such a system ever exists again, you will be out of a job. I, for one, will work very hard to see that such a system does. Thank you for the motivation.