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Letter From Dying Vet To His Reps In Congress


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Awesome Letter That A Dying Military Veteran Sent To His Representatives In Congress
user.gifBy Michael Snyder, on September 10th, 2013

 

 
     

Writing-A-Letter-Photo-by-Petar-Milo%C5% You will be amazed by the things that a dying military veteran wrote in a letter to the two U.S. Senators that are representing his state.  Like so many other Americans, this elderly vet is absolutely disgusted by the corruption and the incompetence that he sees coming out of Washington.  In the past, I have also written about how $1.4 billion is spent on the Obamas each year and about how Congress is living the high life at our expense, but in this letter this dying military veteran puts things much more eloquently than I did.  The name of the vet that wrote this letter is Bill Schoonover, and it was written on April 3rd, 2013.  Even though his representatives in Congress will probably never take the time to read this letter, I think that you will agree that the emotions that Mr. Schoonover has expressed in this letter are shared by millions upon millions of other Americans all across the country…

 

 

Dear Senator:

I have tried to live by the rules my entire life. My father was a Command Sergeant Major, U.S. Army, who died of combat related stresses shortly after his retirement. It was he who instilled in me those virtues he felt important – honesty, duty, patriotism and obeying the laws of God and of our various governments. I have served my country, paid my taxes, worked hard, volunteered and donated my fair share of money, time and artifacts.

Today, as I approach my 79th birthday, I am heart-broken when I look at my country and my government. I shall only point out a very few things abysmally wrong which you can multiply by a thousand fold. I have calculated that all the money I have paid in income taxes my entire life cannot even keep the Senate barbershop open for one year! Only Heaven and a few tight-lipped actuarial types know what the Senate dining room costs the taxpayers. So please, enjoy your haircuts and meals on us.

Last year, the president spent an estimated 1.4 $billion on himself and his family. The vice president spends $millions on hotels. They have had 8 vacations so far this year! And our House of Representatives and Senate have become America ‘s answer to the Saudi royal family. You have become the “perfumed princes and princesses†of our country.

In the middle of the night, you voted in the Affordable Health Care Act, a.k.a. “Obama Care,†a bill which no more than a handful of senators or representatives read more than several paragraphs, crammed it down our throats, and then promptly exempted yourselves from it substituting your own taxpayer-subsidized golden health care insurance.

You live exceedingly well, eat and drink as well as the “one percenters,†consistently vote yourselves perks and pay raises while making 3.5 times the average U.S. individual income, and give up nothing while you (as well as the president and veep) ask us to sacrifice due to sequestration (for which, of course, you plan to blame the Republicans, anyway).

You understand very well the only two rules you need to know – (1) How to get elected, and (2) How to get re-elected. And you do this with the aid of an eagerly willing and partisan press, speeches permeated with a certain economy of truth, and by buying the votes of the greedy, the ill-informed and under-educated citizens (and non-citizens, too, many of whom do vote ) who are looking for a handout rather than a job. Your so-called “safety net†has become a hammock for the lazy. And, what is it now, about 49 or 50 million on food stamps – pretty much all Democrat voters – and the program is absolutely rife with fraud with absolutely no congressional oversight?

I would offer that you are not entirely to blame. What changed you is the seductive environment of power in which you have immersed yourselves. It is the nature of both houses of Congress which requires you to subordinate your virtue in order to get anything done until you have achieved a leadership role. To paraphrase President Reagan, it appears that the second oldest profession (politics), bears a remarkably strong resemblance to the oldest.

As the hirsute first Baron John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton (1834 – 1902), English historian and moralist, so aptly and accurately stated, “Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Great men are almost always bad men.†I’m only guessing that this applies to the female sex as well. Tell me, is there a more corrupt entity in this country than Congress?

While we middle class people continue to struggle, our government becomes less and less transparent, more and more bureaucratic, and ever so much more dictatorial, using Czars and Secretaries to tell us (just to mention a very few) what kind of light bulbs we must purchase, how much soda or hamburgers we can eat, what cars we can drive, gasoline to use, and what health care we must buy. Countless thousands of pages of regulations strangle our businesses costing the consumer more and more every day.

As I face my final year, or so, with cancer, my president and my government tell me “You’ll just have to take a pill,†while you, Senator, your colleagues, the president, and other exulted government officials and their families will get the best possible health care on our tax dollars until you are called home by your Creator while also enjoying a retirement beyond my wildest dreams, which of course, you voted for yourselves and we pay for.

The chances of you reading this letter are practically zero as your staff will not pass it on, but with a little luck, a form letter response might be generated by them with an auto signature applied, hoping we will believe that you, our senator or representative, has heard us and actually cares. This letter will, however, go on line where many others will have the chance to read one person’s opinion, rightly or wrongly, about this government, its administration and its senators and representatives.

I only hope that occasionally you might quietly thank the taxpayer for all the generous entitlements which you have voted yourselves, for which, by law, we must pay, unless, of course, it just goes on the $17 trillion national debt for which your children and ours, and your grandchildren and ours, ad infinitum, must eventually try to pick up the tab.

My final thoughts are that it must take a person who has either lost his or her soul, or conscience, or both, to seek re-election and continue to destroy this country I deeply love and put it so far in debt that we will never pay it off while your lot improves by the minute, because of your power. For you, Senator, will never stand up to the rascals in your House who constantly deceive the American people. And that, my dear Senator, is how power has corrupted you and the entire Congress. The only answer to clean up this cesspool is term limits. This, of course, will kill the goose that lays your golden eggs. And woe be to him (or her) who would dare to bring it up.

 

Sincerely,

Bill Schoonover

 

 

 

 

 

READ THE REMAINDER OF THIS ARTICLE FOR MORE ABOUT OBAMACARE AND OTHER INFORMATION ABOUT OUR GOVERNMENT AT:  

 

http://endoftheamericandream.com/archives/awesome-letter-that-a-dying-military-veteran-sent-to-his-representatives-in-congress

 

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Awesome find, thanks for passing it on. Couldn't have been a better place to reach the 1k post count. Now we're the same species again. :) If we had to we could help repopulate the world after an apocalypse. Just kidding, I wouldn't want any kids to have to call me dad, but you are probably an ideal mom.

 

Thanks again for the post, it was fitting to use it to become a Poobah.

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being a veteran myself i totally agree with what this gentleman said on his death bed. He hit the nail on the head and all of america needs to wake up and realize this.

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Awesome find, thanks for passing it on. Couldn't have been a better place to reach the 1k post count. Now we're the same species again. :) If we had to we could help repopulate the world after an apocalypse. Just kidding, I wouldn't want any kids to have to call me dad, but you are probably an ideal mom.

 

Thanks again for the post, it was fitting to use it to become a Poobah.

 

H.T.    Miss seeing you on DBG - you don't visit as much as you used to....... 

We've always been the same species no matter what some people say or think, I don't desert my friends when they are down

Shame on the honor of any who do!!!!!

 

Now we're both PoohBears and can bug Piggly for all the honey  we want.......... :P     

(you sex maniac, you   Ha ha ha ha)

Just kiddin'     Don't anybody freak out - esp when I see others here saying "cunt" (WHICH I HATE) and skank and snatch and threesomes etc  - not to mention the bordering on porn pics that are posted - the sexual banter between members.....

BTW those words are listed on website  "Top Bad Words"  if you want to see more or how yours rank 

None of the entire list bothers me, except cunt -  don't know why but that word sets me off like no other in existence -

"fightin' word" - never had it done, but believe I would react w/o thought and b*tchslap anyone who ever said it to me.

(H.T.  I know you are laughing cuz you always think it's funny when I say bad words cuz I usually don't.....)

 

High Tide,  It's not the same w/o your wit and input with information at dbg, my friend..

You used to crack me up with some of your posts.

 

BTW, no more kids!  I raised mine and 1/2 their friends, whose parents were too busy fornicating & drinking to parent them;  then foster kid who had been abused,   now my autistic grandson......think I've done my duty there, tho I would've liked to have more kids when younger.  (My husband had some fertility problems - on the other hand I was a damn fertile Myrtle with hips built to bare babies, according to doctor.  LOL)

I LOVE KIDS,  just being around them watching them play makes me happy......and they love me back.

I took a lot of extra training to work with kids/teens,  also with animals, but you know that, High Tide.

 

Since no one can PM you (?) or get a PM from you at DBG - I have something very important to discuss with you.......expect a long e-mail this weekend

Go find your "thinking cap" because I'm gonna be asking for some advice. 

 

Hugs to one of my favorite dbg members!    :D

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LOL...What about tw@t? It's an old one but I've been told I'm one, which I prefer over pu$$y when being called a female part. Mainly because P can also be considered a coward, while T isn't as bad as far as I'm concerned. I mean I know it can be condescending but  considering "we are what we"...you know..., I can't disclaim that. If given a choice I'd like the nickname H-man came up with, "shiny face", or my own claim to looking like a glazed donut at certain times. :P Hopefully this isn't too bad or if so please remove instead of warning me. Hopefully the subject and my attempt to keep such topics in places that most would consider appropriate for such kidding. The warning point already makes me feel like I'm wearing a "scarlet letter". I don't want another one, I'd rather have my posts removed than get another warning. 

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LOL...What about tw@t? It's an old one but I've been told I'm one, which I prefer over pu$$y when being called a female part. Mainly because P can also be considered a coward, while T isn't as bad as far as I'm concerned. I mean I know it can be condescending but  considering "we are what we"...you know..., I can't disclaim that. If given a choice I'd like the nickname H-man came up with, "shiny face", or my own claim to looking like a glazed donut at certain times. :P Hopefully this isn't too bad or if so please remove instead of warning me. Hopefully the subject and my attempt to keep such topics in places that most would consider appropriate for such kidding. The warning point already makes me feel like I'm wearing a "scarlet letter". I don't want another one, I'd rather have my posts removed than get another warning. 

Sorry to have opened such a can of worms on you - but you deserved to know when your PM was taken that females were complaining about you.

You deserved an email saying specifically  the situation  -" you are in trouble because....... and this is your consequence...........if it doesn't stop then........" (suspension or whatever)

 

Punishments should be fairly and clearly communicated to members.  I have moderated sev political sites and also have my own. 

That's how I was taught on large sites like 9/12 Project to reprimand members or handle situations......  NOTHING MEANT BAD TOWARDS DBG STAFF who are over-worked to begin with, and working with a much different group of people than I have had to in some ways. Tough job being a mod. No doubt.  Being a site owner - forget about it.......somedays it sucks more than words can say.

 

HT, I am sorry you're getting rained on - but you know the truth now like you wanted.....

and while embarrassing, it can be a catalyst for self improvement and change to make you an even better person.

Figure out what's going on with you and fix it.  I realize men have varying degrees of brain damage due to  testosterone poisoning,    :lol:     but fix it.  I know you aren't intentionally doing this.....but you need to deal with what's causing it.

 

My friend, who has been so kind and helped me thru bad times,  I have faith in you that now knowing what you did to offend members, you will take the appropriate measures to make this right with yourself, females on site, and administration of the site.  I know you can do this and grow as a person.  I believe in you.  I am still your friend.  I don't desert my friends when they have troubles and need help.

When I looked at your page yesterday, there was NO WARNING point on it then - so if there is now, it was added today.  CYA

My page doesn't show a warning, but maybe I have one too, or I'm on double-super-secret probation - who knows?

 

I like many people here but they have their own lives and most would soon forget I existed when I left...... 

Count on 1 hand those who unfriended me today - which speaks to the quality and integrity of the dbg members who have befriended me.

Restored my faith in human nature once more. (Thank you, wonderful members of dbg for not condemning me and remaining my friend.)

They are not fair weather friends - they are fair friends who have given me a chance to state my side of this issue and why I posted as I did.

I appreciate their open-mindedness and caring enough to keep me as a friend.  I will do my best to not let your faith in me go to waste.

 

THANK YOU, DBG MEMBERS  for meeting my expectations of who & what most of you are - caring, reasonable people who can honestly discuss and work thru problems together (like any other family has to do).

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