Today I was sitting in my room and I realized that I was actually really upset that the Constitution is being defiled. I was also upset that the Executive Branch is abusing it’s powers and the other branches are not doing anything to uphold checks and balances. So I decided to write my Senators for the very first time I wrote my Senators! Let me tell you it felt really good to put my voice out there!
You to can put your voice out there and write your Senator! Here is a link to do it: http://www.senate.gov/general/contact_information/senators_cfm.cfm
Here is the copy of the letter I sent to my State Senators:
As you know there are three branches and there are checks and balances in line to keep each branch from usurping the powers of the other branches. At this point the Executive Branch is bypassing all the checks and balances. Due to this abuse of power our rights are being taken away. Here is a direct quote from President Obama that shows that he is overthrowing the different branches. This is a quote from the State of the Union Address:
“Some require congressional action, and I’m eager to work with all of you, But America does not stand still – and neither will I. So wherever and whenever I can take steps without legislation to expand opportunity for more American families, that’s what I’m going to do.”
We can no longer sit and let this happen. As Senator you have the power to keep the Executive Branch from abusing its power. When the checks and balances are not kept in line people lose their freedoms.
We are told in the Deceleration of Independence that these right are “endowed by [our] creator with certain unalienable rights”. The rights have been given to this people by God. By allowing these rights to be infringed, you are fighting against God and you’re taking away the freedoms that he has given us.
Thomas Jefferson states “If a nation expects to be ignorant and free in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be.” I may be 17, but I am not ignorant. I ask you to uphold the balance of powers in the Constitution.