Craig Andresen

An Open Letter to Congress from We The People

By Craig Andresen on June 12, 2012 at 6:06 am

Author’s note: The contact information for all Members of Congress can be found by CLICKING HERE. Please email the link to this letter to all Members of YOUR Congressional delegation today!

 

To:  All Members of Congress

Re: Holder’s Contempt

 

Dear Member of Congress,

 

Today, We The People speak with a singular voice as this letter, distributed via social media and our own email lists, is forwarded to each and every Member of Congress.

We understand that, finally, Congress is ready to vote on contempt charges against Eric Holder.

It’s about time.

It has now been more than a year since Holder started obstructing justice and stonewalling Congress and the American people regarding Fast and Furious.

Now, we are led to understand, there is still a way for Holder to escape contempt charges if he simply turns over a few, post February 4th, 2011, documents.

This is outrageous and unacceptable!

As one of We The People, this must NOT be allowed to happen.

The Congressional Committee investigating Fast and Furious has subpoenaed some 80,000 documents, emails and memos from Eric Holder. Holder has only turned over 7,600 of those subpoenaed documents.

We The People demand that the ONLY way for Holder to escape contempt charges is to immediately turn over all documents, emails and memos subpoenaed. ALL OF THEM. All 72,400 subpoenaed but so far withheld documents.

As the vote is set to take place on June 20th, 2012, We The People demand that no Member of Congress accept ANYTHING LESS than the FULL compliance to the subpoenas by that scheduled date.

Should Eric Holder attempt or agree to turn over just SOME of the remainder of what has been subpoenaed, he is stalling for more time. He has already been given more than a year to comply.

Let me ask this question. Were I, as a common citizen, subpoenaed to turn over evidence in an investigation and, for more than a year, I refused to give some 90% of the subpoenaed evidence TO the investigators…What exactly would be MY fate?

If upon then handing over a small handful of more evidence, in the face of contempt charges, but FAR from all I had been ordered to produce…Would I then be “off the hook?”

I believe we both know the answers.

Why then should the Attorney General, appointed as our nation’s top law enforcement officer, be given such latitude? Why should the Attorney General be allowed to essentially tell but 10% of the truth under oath? Why is the Attorney General NOT held accountable to the same standards as We The People?

Eric Holder has, for more than a year, obstructed justice from the top of the Department OF Justice. He has shown open contempt for Congress and the American people and he has perjured himself.

As a Member of Congress, the time is long overdue for you to act and act decisively. Do NOT provide Eric Holder with another chance, another pass and more time to stall this important investigation. People on both sides of our southern border have died because of Fast and Furious and so has agent Brian Terry. The weapons “walked” over that border will be in play for years…Decades…to come and the more than 200 deaths thus far are just the beginning.

Will YOU, as a Member of Congress, take this opportunity to act decisively or will YOU allow further obstruction of justice by striking some sort of “deal” to allow Eric Holder to stall, stonewall, and continue to break the laws by which I, as a common citizen, must abide?

If Eric Holder is NOT held FULLY accountable and allowed to turn over but 10% of the subpoenaed material, a dangerous and unconstitutional precedent will be set in that the nation’s top law enforcement officer will be held to a much lower standard than the common citizen.

If YOU, as a Member of Congress, accept some sort of “DEAL” in this regard, YOU will set that precedent.

Please do NOT respond to me personally. Rather, reply to this letter via The National Patriot at admin@thenationalpatriot.com as the author of this letter which is being sent to all Members of Congress, WILL print it for all to see.

Fed up American Voters with the ID’s to prove it and a focus on accountability, await your response.

Signed,

We The People

National Patriots All.

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11 Responses to “An Open Letter to Congress from We The People”

  1. Carol Says:

    Sent to my congress critter, Trent Franks.

  2. Laura Harrow Says:

    Enough is enough! WE THE PEOPLE will tolerate NO MORE!!!!! Do the job you were sent to do, or get the hell out!

  3. deedee Says:

    WE the American People need to Take OUR country back! IT is TIME to start holding OUR OWN VOTING on these issues and BYPASS this corrupt Government! WE THE PEOPLE MUST HAVE OUR VOICES HEARD! WE need to STOP waiting for the government to FIX what WE should be FIXING! TIME TO MAKE THEM IRRELEVANT!

  4. len Says:

    Craig I am not computer savy. Will get my Daughter to help me get your letter to my Reps. tomorrow. Could you possibly set up a link like you had on saturdays post to email Speaker Boehner? Type in Senator or Reps. name, your add. and email then hit SEND.

  5. admin Says:

    Len,
    There is a link at the top of the letter which takes you to all members of Congress. Simply find your state and click on the individual names, go to their contact page, and proceed just like before.

    Craig

  6. willy blue Says:

    Once again forwarded to my congressman, thanks Craig

  7. len Says:

    Got it, learn a little every day. Now get it to all my contacts.

  8. debbie Says:

    DUMP THIS CHUMP AMERICA!

  9. Karen Goetz Says:

    Of those documents that Holder did submit, MOST of the pages were redacted. I don’t think most people know that.

  10. Mamma Bear Says:

    I copied your letter and sent it to our congressman. Just in case he fails to send you a response, below is a copy of the letter I received from him.

    June 13, 2012

    Thank you for contacting me regarding Operation Fast and Furious, a failed operation within the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF). I value your input on this important issue and appreciate the opportunity to respond.

    As you may know, Operation Fast and Furious was executed by the Phoenix Field Division of the ATF between 2009 and 2010 as part of a larger southwest border strategy titled “Project Gunrunner”. The operation was intended to allow weapons transactions to be completed in order to build a bigger case against Mexican criminal organizations. At least 2,000 gun sales were facilitated by the ATF through this program. Some of these guns have been linked to approximately 179 crimes in Mexico, and, while 600 guns have been recovered by officials, 1,400 remain unaccounted for.

    I am infuriated that the ATF willingly allowed thousands of guns to be purchased by criminals illegally, many of which were eventually used in various crimes including the murder of a U.S. Border Patrol agent. The American people deserve to be able to trust their law enforcement, and “Fast and Furious” is a gross abuse of this trust.

    I joined with many of my House colleagues in co-sponsoring H. Res. 490, a resolution of no confidence in Attorney General Eric Holder. While this resolution does not bring an article of impeachment, or ask the Attorney General to resign, it shows that the United States House of Representatives has lost confidence in Eric Holder as Attorney General of the United States.

    While I do not sit on either of the committees of jurisdiction, I will continue to follow this case very closely as additional information is released from the House Committee on the Judiciary and the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. Please know that I will be sure to keep your views in mind should I have the opportunity to consider legislation to hold the responsible parties accountable.

    Again, thank you for taking the time to contact me. I am humbled and honored you have afforded me the opportunity to represent you in the United States House of Representatives. Please do not hesitate to contact me in the future about issues of importance to you. Feel free to visit my Congressional website at http://southerland.house.gov or contact our office with any future concerns.
    Sincerely,

    Steve Southerland, II
    United States Representative

  11. Gary Chambers Says:

    Holder holds many secretes in his little black book! One person can not be trusted to get the truth from Holder. If the Isaac congressional investigating committee can’t get the truth, Holder should be fired! Trey Gowdy is one man and this is a matter that should not be cleared up behind closed doors. The American people have the right to see every move of this investigation in the open.