Our Constitutional Republic has reached its most climactic point since the American Revolution. The schism in society is the proverbial powder keg waiting to blow. It is time to engage with our liberties in the way our Founding Fathers prescribed.

Communicating with our elected officials is arguably just as important as voting for them. They are, in fact, elected to represent and carryout our will. At a time when the United States House of Representatives has disregarded their sworn oaths and gone rogue on America, it is crucially important that we engage the other side of the Congressional institution; the United States Senate.

There is no question that is it the Senate who will ultimately decide the fate of our legally and legitimately elected President, and the future of our nation. It is as important right now as it has ever been to contact our State Senators. Ranting online or amongst friends and family does nothing. It effects no change. Our elected representatives are not reading your social media posts or listening in on your conversations. It is time for direct action as intended by our Founding Fathers.

In Wisconsin, I have one Republican Senator (Ron Johnson) and one Democratic Senator (Tammy Baldwin). Below are the letters I sent to them on Wednesday, November 13, 2019 – the day the public impeachment hearings started in the House of Representatives.

November 13, 2019

Senator Ron Johnson
330 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington DC, 20510

Dear Senator Johnson:

I am a proud and lifelong resident of Wisconsin, who is greatly alarmed by what is happening in the United States Congress. It is neither an exaggeration nor is it acceptable that I must admit Wisconsinites, and most Americans for that matter, have effectively lost faith and confidence in our elected Representatives.

We the People are at an acute conundrum with our liberties and their representation, unlike any period since the dawn of our American Revolution. The impulsive partisan whims are not just destructive, they are an abhorrent antithesis to the very principles of our United States Constitution. They have brought shame to an institution that was once respected for its tact and conscientiously-demonstrated will of the people.

One positive consequence of this, perhaps, is a reborn interest in our founding principles by many who have been otherwise intellectually dormant with regards to our storied US history and the lengthy debates of the Constitutional Convention.

During this time of an impeachment inquiry, a tool being shamelessly abused by House Democrats, many are looking to the Federalist Papers for precedent. While most are dissecting Federalist #65 with regards to the Senate, from Alexander Hamilton to New York in March of 1788, I would like to call attention to an earlier paper. In February of the same year, Alexander Hamilton and James Madison offered profound foresight in Federalist #57 regarding the House of Representatives.

In part, paragraph four reads: “If it be asked, what is to restrain the House of Representatives from making legal discriminations in favor of themselves and a particular class of the society? I answer: the genius of the whole system; the nature of just and constitutional laws; and above all, the vigilant and manly spirit which actuates the people of America, a spirit which nourishes freedom, and in return is nourished by it. If this spirit shall ever be so far debased as to tolerate a law not obligatory on the legislature, as well as on the people, the people will be prepared to tolerate anything but liberty.”

It is without question that the House of Representatives is behaving selfishly and maliciously, in a nature that is anything but “just and constitutional.” They are not nourishing freedom, they are as foretold, debasing The People’s liberty by proxy of unjust and unfair inquires with intent to oust a duly elected President. They are subjugating our most sacred liberties in favor of personal and political spite.

I am counting on you, as my United States Senator, to fulfil your duties to the Constitution; to We the People. I am counting on you to not only fight against the current repugnant and fraudulent assault on our President, but also to use the powers privileged to you by We the People to restore order and integrity to our Constitutional processes. If we fail to do this as an electorate, I fear our nation is in irreparable and irreversible decline. A once great Republic destined to fall not unlike the great Roman Empire, or any other historical jurisdiction that consumed itself and devolved from within.

Senator Johnson, I am a proud Veteran of the United States Marine Corps. A Veteran who was Honorably Discharged after faithfully upholding his oath to the United States Constitution. I can live with myself knowing that I maintained and still maintain respect for that oath. It is time for our elected representatives in the United States Congress to reflect on their very same oath, with immediate intention to save our Constitutional Republic from malevolent bureaucracy.

(End Letter)

My letter to Wisconsin’s Democratic Senator was similar, with only a few changes in context.

November 13, 2019

Senator Tammy Baldwin
709 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington DC, 20510

Dear Senator Baldwin:

I am a proud and lifelong resident of Wisconsin, who is greatly alarmed by what is happening in the United States Congress. It is neither an exaggeration nor is it acceptable that I must admit Wisconsinites, and most Americans for that matter, have effectively lost faith and confidence in our elected Representatives.

We the People are at an acute conundrum with our liberties and their representation, unlike any period since the dawn of our American Revolution. The impulsive partisan whims are not just destructive, they are an abhorrent antithesis to the very principles of our United States Constitution. They have brought shame to an institution that was once respected for its tact and conscientiously-demonstrated will of the people.

One positive consequence of this, perhaps, is a reborn interest in our founding principles by many who have been otherwise intellectually dormant with regards to our storied US history and the lengthy debates of the Constitutional Convention.

During this time of an impeachment inquiry, a tool being shamelessly abused by your fellow Democrat counterparts in the House, many are looking to the Federalist Papers for precedent. While most are dissecting Federalist #65 with regards to the Senate, from Alexander Hamilton to New York in March of 1788, I would like to call attention to an earlier paper. In February of the same year, Alexander Hamilton and James Madison offered profound foresight in Federalist #57 regarding the House of Representatives.

In part, paragraph four reads: “If it be asked, what is to restrain the House of Representatives from making legal discriminations in favor of themselves and a particular class of the society? I answer: the genius of the whole system; the nature of just and constitutional laws; and above all, the vigilant and manly spirit which actuates the people of America, a spirit which nourishes freedom, and in return is nourished by it. If this spirit shall ever be so far debased as to tolerate a law not obligatory on the legislature, as well as on the people, the people will be prepared to tolerate anything but liberty.”

It is without question that the House of Representatives is behaving selfishly and maliciously, in a nature that is anything but “just and constitutional.” They are not nourishing freedom, they are as foretold, debasing The People’s liberty by proxy of unjust and unfair inquires with intent to oust a duly elected President. They are subjugating our most sacred liberties in favor of personal and political spite.

I am counting on you, as my United States Senator, to put aside your toxic partisan goals and to fulfil your duties to the Constitution; to We the People. I am counting on you to not only fight against the current repugnant and fraudulent assault on our President, but also to use the powers privileged to you by We the People to restore order and integrity to our Constitutional processes. If we fail to do this as an electorate, I fear our nation is in irreparable and irreversible decline. A once great Republic destined to fall not unlike the great Roman Empire, or any other historical jurisdiction that consumed itself and devolved from within.

Senator Baldwin, I am a proud Veteran of the United States Marine Corps. A Veteran who was Honorably Discharged after faithfully upholding his oath to the United States Constitution. I can live with myself knowing that I maintained and still maintain respect for that oath. It is time for our elected representatives in the United States Congress, for you, to reflect on their very same oath, with immediate intention to save our Constitutional Republic from malevolent bureaucracy.

(End Letter)

I pray that my letters, that our letters as a country, do not fall on deaf ears. I must retain faith that our constitutionally-demised powers function as the check and balance of power they were intended to be. As a nation, we cannot ignore what is before us. We are indeed at the apex of division in our sociopolitical existence.

As the Founding Fathers sought to prevent such a disaster, it may someday again become necessary to exercise our Second Amendment in order to protect the First Amendment, and ultimately our entire United States Constitution from the misguided and greedy tyrants of government who have failed to uphold their oaths to our nation’s most sacred document.