The following has been faxed to my Senators.
Dear Senators Mel Martinez and Bill Nelson:
The history of the present King … [George] is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States. To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world.
He has refused his Assent to Laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good.
He has obstructed the Administration of Justice
He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harass our people, and eat out their substance.
For depriving us, in many cases, of the benefits of Trial by Jury:
For transporting us beyond Seas to be tried for pretended offences:
Do you recognize these words Senator? These words were penned by Thomas Jefferson around this time of year some two-hundred and thirty years ago. Unfortunately, they ring true today.
You have personally participated in usurpations of the Constitution of the United States and founding principles of this country. You have frequently voted to suspend and/or eliminate the rights for which those brave Patriots gave their lives and fortunes. Your recent votes and the actions of the entire U.S. Government have desecrated the principles for which those people fought and died.
You now have an opportunity to right a wrong. I expect you to vote in favor of S 2022 (prev, S 185). Unlike you, I have faith that our two-hundred year old judicial system is capable of handling difficult and sensitive cases. They certainly have in the past.