I live in your district, and I voted for you, largely because I saw you as someone who is conscientious about representing the interests of your constituents rather than pursuing a personal ideological agenda. The Health and Human Services Committee has heard and will soon be voting on LR289CA, the health care nullification measure introduced by Senator Beau McCoy. I’m writing to ask you to support the measure, and I’m sending a copy of this email to the other members of the Committee to urge their support as well.
To many American citizens it is clear that members of the two major political parties do not represent the people’s interests, but their own. This is particularly true at the national level and never more true than with regard to the current push to “reform” health care in America. The American people overwhelmingly oppose the proposed reform. Recent polls in Nebraska indicate that 67 percent of us oppose it. We have been diligent in expressing our disapprobation. We’ve written, we’ve called, we’ve emailed, we’ve attended town hall meetings, and, as a last resort, we’ve taken to the streets in protest of what’s going on in Washington. They refuse to hear us. Worse yet, we’re disparaged by those we sent to Washington to represent us. They’re saying we’re too stupid to understand what’s good for us, that they know better, that we should just sit down and shut up and let them take care of business. I beg to differ. It’s not THEIR business they were sent to Washington to do, but MINE.
The founders designed a federal system, not a national one. That difference is vital to the survival of our Republic. What Congress is trying to do with regard to health care reform is, essentially, to intrude into issues that were left to the states to control under the Constitution. The governments of the several states must step forward and send a clear message to Washington that they will not forfeit their power to an increasingly centralized and non-responsive national government. LR289CA does just that.
You are our first line of defense. Nebraskans need to you step forward, draw a line in the sand, and defend us from the tyranny of those who would impose their will upon the people rather than do the will of the people. Pass LR289CA out of committee and see that it gets approved by the Legislature. The people of Nebraska deserve the opportunity to vote upon this vital issue.
Thank you for your consideration.