January 9, 2012
Dear [Elected Representative],
In the days since the mass murder at Sandy Hook Elementary school, there has been an increasing outcry for greater government restriction on the sale and possession of firearms and firearms accessories. As one of your constituents, I feel it is my duty and privilege to directly address you on this issue.
First and foremost, I would like to recall to you the oath of office you took when you entered office:
I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter: So help me God.
From this, I should be able to trust you to:
- support the letter and spirit of the Constitution
- defend the letter and spirit of the Constitution
- to both support and defend that letter and spirit against any enemy, especially if that enemy is one of your colleagues
- to both support and defend that letter and spirit against a president who disregards the Constitution, or the powers of the three branches of our government or behaves in any way, like a Tyrant or dictator
- to both support and defend that letter and spirit with true faith and allegiance, meaning that your first concern is not you, your special interest groups, or your pocketbook, but the keeping of the letter and spirit of the Constitution.
- that you have stated that oath and so been entrusted with great and terrible responsibility with complete honesty and a determination to serve we, your employers faithfully, without any deceit
- that you will carry out the will of your constituents, and not your pocketbook, your retirement, or your big dollar special interest backers or any lobbyist
These are high expectations. I trust they are well placed in you.
I am writing to remind you that you have an obligation to uphold and defend the Second Amendment to the Constitution, which grants you, me, my family, my neighbors and all Americans the legal protection of our Innate Human Right to keep and bear arms, without any infringement or subjection to any power, least of all the power of the office that you hold at the pleasure of your fellow citizens. The Second Amendment does not allow for any limitation by any government body, upon the make, style, caliber, appearance or firing capacity of any firearm. If you will uphold your oath of office, you will uphold the Second Amendment and all it stands for.
That reminder in place, as one of the people you were hired to represent, I require that you vote “no” and actively oppose any efforts made in Washington D.C. to limit the Constitutional, legal protection of this Innate Human Right to defend ourselves, our families and our property from those who would deliberately, cruelly, and in hatred attempt to deprive any people of their right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. As one of the people you were hired to represent, I require that you do not attempt to punish we, the law abiding, for the sins of the lawbreaker.