Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Open Letter

Dear Representative/Senator/Vice President/President,

We recently went through a nasty campaign season and the outcome has left everything the same as it was before the election from a standpoint of which party controls which branches of government. This has been interpreted several ways. However, to me there is only one thing left to say: "Work Together".

I understand that many of you do not see eye-to-eye on all the issues that face our great nation. I understand there are many differences on what the right course is. However, neither party has all the answers. Neither party is always right and neither party is always wrong. There are good ideas from both sides. It's time to recognize those ideas and find ways to get them implemented. The posturing and drawing lines in the sand is to stop. Our country is one of (if not the) greatest in the world because of our ability to solve problems and work together. Recently though the spirit of cooperation and solving of problems has been put on the back burner in order to score political points.

So here's the deal. If you want my continued support (read vote), it's time to work together, find the best ideas, implement them and move this country out of gridlock. You are all capable of doing this. If you are not capable, then it's time to move on from politics. I for one am tired of the excuses, tired of being lied to, and tired of the finger pointing. If you truly care about the people you represent, you will find ways to work together and solve the problems we face as a nation. That's why you were elected. That's why we put our trust in you. Please work to keep that trust.

If you cannot find a way to work together, know that you will NOT get my vote in the next election. Not only that, I will work to ensure that others understand your unwillingness to work together and hope to convince them that you are not worthy of their vote either.

Frustrated Voter