Thursday, November 08, 2007

Will You Answer What Congress Won’t? The Top 20 Questions pt 10

Back in late 2004 and early 2005, I sent emails, faxes, and letters to every member of the United States House of Representatives and the United States Senate. In it, I asked them for their answer to a set of twenty questions which the readers of Polipundit wanted asked. The text of the letter was posted here.

52 Readers in 38 states joined the effort, asking their district Representatives and Senators to answer the questions. Response from our elected Representatives and Senators was poor, predictably so. Most Congressmen and Senators simply ignored the letters, emails and faxes. In the end, only seventeen answered with any degree of substance, and not one answered more than two questions.

I was looking at the set of questions this week, and you know, they still look like good questions to me, so I am going to ask you for your opinion on them. This will take a while, since I am putting up one question for each post, but please give this your serious consideration. And folks, this is not about politics or smacking down the other side; this is an opportunity to explore the issues of substance for our country. Sad that Congress was not up to it, but maybe we can get the conversation going. Thanks in advance.

10. Given that many states give equal treatment U.S. citizens, legal aliens and illegal aliens, just what does it mean to be a U.S. citizen (besides not being hassled by Immigration?)

1 comment:

Antimedia said...

It means that you are among the most blessed people on earth. It means that you should be grateful for your privileged position and honor it daily by behaving in a manner appropriate for a privilege citizen; with pride, with respect, with humility, with service.

It means that you should never forget that the majority of people on earth will never experience the freedom you enjoy daily nor speak without fear of reprisal as you do nor live as they choose or work as they choose or earn as much money as they want. It means that you should work to maintain the greatness of this country by voting in every election, by regularly corresponding with your representatives and by encouraging your fellow citizens to do the same.

And it means that you should fight daily to prevent those privileges from being cheapened by handing them out like candy to people who have not earned them.