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Dear Federal Employees                                                            Every Day

 Please consider the 1st Amendment:

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.  

Yet Congress has made it illegal for citizens to broadcast ads criticizing elected federal office holders within 60-days of an election. Nothing could be more contrary to the principles of a free society and representative government. I ask sincerely, what part of "Congress shall make no law" do Federal judges, Representatives and the President not understand? I am serious.  If you believe I am oversimplifying or that some how these words have a different meaning than their face value please enlighten me, for I fear I am living in a lawless land? 

I implore you to sign on to HR 46, the 1st Amendment Restoration Act and Senator Harry Reid's bill to exempt the internet or ,better yet, write your own bill to repeal the Federal Campaign Act altogether.  Do you remember the little ditty we were all taught as children: "sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me"?  Surely citizens of America can reasonably expect those who would lead us be capable of shrugging off discouraging words or personal growth when words strike home? 

I invite you to enlighten me by participating in blogs. Your criticisms, witticisms and corrections will be appreciated.  Let us all participate in the Republic together as the 1st Amendment intended. 

Sincerely, 

You’re Constituent