Voice your worries to Washington, DC

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Today, I'm going to read your mind. That's right. Among my few and limited talents is the ability to read minds.

Here goes.

You are worried, perhaps for the first time, about the direction of this country.

You don't agree with the unilateral decision to put millions of newcomers as a new financial responsibility for the hard-working taxpayers.

You are worried that the lack of leadership in this country threatens to put nuclear weapons in the hands of our enemies.

You worry whether the health insurance that has served you well and provided medical security could be in grave jeopardy.

You are worried that race relations have declined substantially in the past six years and that your personal security and safety could someday be placed in doubt.

But most of all, you worry that the future for your children and grandchildren is no longer assured to be improved.

And reading deep into your mind - regardless of your political persuasion - you know without a doubt the reason for this mounting concern.

But you don't know what to do.

Here's a suggestion:

Sen. Roy Blunt, 260 Russell Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C. 20510. Telephone 202-224-5721; Fax 202-2248149. To reach his Cape Girardeau constituent service, call 573-334-7044, Fax: 573-334-7352 or send a letter 2502 Tanner Drive, Suite 208, Cape Girardeau, Mo. 63703

Sen. Claire McCaskill, Suite 506 Hart Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C., 20510; Telephone: 202-224-6154 or Fax: 202-228-6326; or 555 Independence Room 1600, Cape Girardeau, Mo. 63701; Telephone: 573-651-0964; Fax 573-334-4278; email go to her website, mccaskill.senate.gov and choose contact.

Rep. Jason Smith, 2230 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, D.C. 20515, Telephone: 202-225-4404. Fax 202-226-6326 or 2502 Tanner Dr., Suite 205, Cape Girardeau, Mo. 63703. Telephone: 573-335-0101; Fax: 573-335-1931; email: www.house.gov/jasonsmith.

Elections indeed have consequences and the political leaders listed above are our voices in Washington, D.C. They have the ability to carry our concerns and our worries to policymakers and to reverse this dismal decline.

Complaining at the coffee shop or elsewhere is as American as apple pie. But if those concerns stop with the second cup of coffee, we'll sink deeper into a hole that future generations will have to fill.

Call, write, email, snail mail, fax...you name it.

I hope I'm reading your mind that you will immediately make that call and voice your concerns.

Just one final footnote. The individual who uncovered the "stupid" John Gruber comment concerning the lies about our healthcare was one man with one laptop computer and a concern over his personal insurance.

Yes, you can make a difference.

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