Dear Mr. President, Speaker Ryan, Majority Leader McConnell,
We the People of the United States of America respectfully request you directly debate and pass legislation in the interest of all Americans and our Constitution, which will become impossible when the 115th Congress ends. Before January 3, 2019, when the House of Representatives passes to Democrat control, it is essential these items be addressed.
These pieces of legislation are basic issues that Republicans, and frankly all Americans, can identify with. Such are essential to keeping the current economic expansion going as well as protecting the individual rights and liberties of Americans.
Enacting these laws is the right thing to do to honor our Constitution. They will signal to conservatives in this country that we have only just begun to fight and do what is right. This could be essential down the road not only for honoring our Constitution but helping Americans to see that the great work that is been done by the White House and Congress since President Trump’s inauguration. Our vision to continue the advances made by reelecting President Trump in 2020 and retaking the House of Representatives, will be enhanced with this preview.
Please pursue these priorities before adjournment:
- Senate immediately pass the House’s approved H.R.38 – Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017 and have President Trump sign it before Christmas recess.
- Pass bill clarifying that birthright citizenship requires both parents to be present in the country legally. Honest legal and logical arguments support this clarification by Congress.
- Make the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 permanent.
Each of these pieces of legislation is very doable in the remaining days of this Congress. We will not get another chance for the next few years!
If the Senate stands strong for the next two years after passing the above before the end of 2018, the Democrat House can’t undo them.
Yes, this may require changing the debate rules of the Senate on cloture, but recent behavior by Democrats has shown us that they are taking this to a street fight. Recent examples of Democrat behavior such as Justice Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearings, where several senators stated essentially that those accused must now prove prove innocence, clearly show us we cannot possibly trust the Democrats to play fair.
No longer can we assume that if we behave like ladies and gentlemen towards them that they will treat us the same way. Obviously, we would all like to return courteous, fair, respectful, and truthful behavior by all. To think that Americans will be treated fairly when Democrat legislators’ behavior clearly indicate that’s not possible, would seriously be hurting the interest of the American people and our Constitution.
We must take this opportunity to stand for what is right. As our servants we hope you know, that elected officials get reelected by holding to their oath, holding to their promises, doing what is right, doing what is difficult, and doing all of this in the face of great pressure. We know you can. We saw the strength of focus and purpose during Justice Kavanaugh’s confirmation. Please show us that again in these last weeks of the 115th Congress.
We ask all Americans to join us in these thoughts, to send this web link to friends, and forward it to their favorite social media pages and blogs. Send a copy of it to your representatives in Congress. Choices one through three may top your list but they do top a significant number of polls and are doable pieces of legislation that can be accomplished in the time remaining in the session of the 115th Congress.