May I submit to the members of Congress and to the free citizens of these United States that we have seen a return to taxation without representation, specifically in the passing of the “Stimulus” bill, H.R. 1, a 1,000-plus page bill released at midnight Feb. 23, 2009, and passed by the House at 2:24p that same day, then by the Senate only hours later.
The people are not represented when: a) the members of Congress pass a bill that they themselves could not possibly have read in entirety; b) there has not been full deliberation upon the impact and consequences of the bill, and; c) of highest import, Congress passes a bill that their constituents loudly oppose as evidenced by the phone lines being shut down by incoming calls reported to be in a ratio of 100 to 1 opposing H.R. 1.
Please remember, members of Congress, that you were elected by the citizens to represent, above all things, OUR voice.