Congress is back, so it's urgent you speak truth to power about Syria, before they vote to launch more aggression in your name.
We provide our usual sample letter for that purpose. But first, a word about the purpose of these letters ...
We write NOT to persuade Congress, but to pressure them.
Some say our tone is harsh. We understand this feeling, but please consider ...
Congress does not willingly SOFTEN its transgressions against your rights, EVER.
Congress must feel intense pressure before it will relent on its criminality. Such pressure needs two things — large numbers and passionate intensity. Thus, our tone.
Please understand that politicians are NOT like the people with whom you normally associate. Assuming that they are, is a symptom of Stockholm Syndrome — the psychological phenomenon where captives come to sympathize with their captors. Instead ...
Politicians are creatures of power, leading to arrogance. They dare to assume that they have the wisdom and the right to impose their preferences on other people, and that those who decline to submit must be harmed. This is the mindset of a sociopath, NOT a normal person.
You can always edit our sample letters to soften our tone if you want, but please do NOT assume that this will somehow persuade the staffer who reads your letter to communicate your reasonable arguments to his or her bosses. We, along with the hundreds of people who write Congress two to three times per week, have found the opposite is true.
PASSIONATE INTENSITY is more likely to get noticed by the staff. Please understand …
This is NOT an invitation to be rude. It's an exhortation to speak the truth bluntly.
Let's do that now regarding Syria. You can use our campaign to Stop Policing the World. The hardwired message reads....
Defend America only. Do not manipulate or police the world.
You can add your personal comments, borrowing from the following sample letter if you so desire ...
Oppose any attack on Syria. Understand that I am viewing this matter in the context of previous Congressional actions...
The public opposed the bailouts. Congress did them anyway.
We opposed Obamacare. Congress imposed it on us anyway.
We opposed the NSA spying on us. Congress voted to continue it.
Now we oppose attacking Syria.
Will you ignore us again?
You guys seem to be unclear on the concept — you are supposed to SERVE us, not RULE us. You must correct this confusion soon or lose what little legitimacy you have left.
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Perry Willis & Jim Babka