Sometimes you come across things that are so brilliant they must be left in their original form. I received this email this morning that expressed my thoughts exactly, in case I have had trouble expressing them clearly and thought I would share it. The important thing isn't really if it was a real letter or not, it was thwe fact that in conveyed my true thoughta about ouor present government!
Jim Hill's letter to Barbara Boxer:
Some of us witnessed the arrogance of Barbara Boxer (CA) as she admonished a brigadier general because he addressed her as "ma'am" and> not "Senator" before a Senate hearing.
This letter is from a National Guard aviator and Captain for Alaska Airlines. I wonder what he would have said if he were really angry. Long fly Alaska!!!!!
You were so right on when you scolded the general on TV for using the> term, "ma'am," instead of "Senator". After all, in the military, "ma'am" is a term of respect when addressing a female of superior rank or position.
The general was totally wrong.. You are not a person of superior rank or position.
"You are a member of one of the world's most corrupt organizations, the U.S. Senate, equalled only by the U.S. House of Representatives."
Congress is a cesspool of liars, thieves, inside traders, traitors, drunks (one who killed a staffer, yet is still revered), criminals, and other low level swine who, as individuals (not all, but many), will do anything to enhance their lives, fortunes and power, all at the expense of the People of the United States and its Constitution, in order to be continually re-elected.
Many democrats even want American troops killed by releasing photographs. How many of you could honestly say, "We pledge our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor"? None? One? Two?
Your reaction to the general shows several things.
First is your abysmal ignorance of all things military. Your treatment of the general shows you to be an elitist of the worst kind. When the general entered the military (as most of us who served) he wrote the government a blank check, offering his life to protect your derriere, now safely and comfortably ensconced in a 20 thousand dollar leather chair, paid for by the general's taxes. You repaid him for this by humiliating him in front of millions.
Second is your puerile character, lack of sophistication, and arrogance which borders on the hubristic. This display of brattish behavior shows you to be a virago, termagant, harridan, nag, scold or shrew, unfit for your position, regardless of the support of the unwashed, uneducated masses who have made California into the laughing stock of the nation.
What I am writing, Senator, are the same thoughts countless millions of Americans have toward Congress, but who lack the energy, ability or time to convey them. Under the democrats, some don't even have the 44 cents to buy the stamp.
Regardless of their thoughts, most realize that politicians are pretty much the same, and will vote for the one who will bring home the most bacon, even if they do consider how corrupt that person is.
Lord Acton (1834 - 1902) so aptly charged, "Power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely."
Unbeknownst to you and your colleagues, "Mr. Power" has had his way with all of you, and we are all the worse for it.
Finally Senator, I, too, have a title. It is "Right Wing Extremist Potential Terrorist Threat." now we can add "Angry mobsters with swastikas, teabaggers, "birthers" and "deathers"
It is incredibly juvenile and arrogant to think that you and your circus can continue your scharade without suffering the consequences, your time is limited, enjoy the duration, because it will come to an end.
It is not of my choosing, but was given to me by your Secretary of Homeland Security, Janet Napolitano and other corrupt members of your ridiculous and embarrassing leadership... And you were offended by "ma'am"?
Have a fine day. Cheers!
( parts in purple were added and not part of original letter)