The Letter To Glenn Beck

UPDATE #2: 11:57 PM 6/18/09: The petition site is back up and running – go sign in!)

(Update: 12:32pm eastern 6/18/09 – the petition site is still down due to being crashed by thousands of people trying to sign it.  I know that almost 2000 people signed it while I spent two minutes filling out the form.  Janet may have become the voice of the new party. I will update this post as the petition site becomes available again. Glenn Beck’s One Thing video at bottom of post.)


I just got this in my email and as many Americans as possible need to read it and send it on.  I am shamelessly reprinting it because…well you will see after you read it, and then tell me you do not feel the same way.

Go to “An Open Letter to our Nation’s Leadership” to sign the petition.

Glenn Beck: The Letter

June 17, 2009 – 10:36 ET

GLENN: I got a letter from a woman in Arizona. She writes an open letter to our nation’s leadership: I’m a home grown American citizen, 53, registered Democrat all my life. Before the last presidential election I registered as a Republican because I no longer felt the Democratic Party represents my views or works to pursue issues important to me. Now I no longer feel the Republican Party represents my views or works to pursue issues important to me. The fact is I no longer feel any political party or representative in Washington represents my views or works to pursue the issues important to me. There must be someone. Please tell me who you are. Please stand up and tell me that you are there and that you’re willing to fight for our Constitution as it was written. Please stand up now. You might ask yourself what my views and issues are that I would horribly feel so disenfranchised by both major political parties. What kind of nut job am I? Will you please tell me?

Well, these are briefly my views and issues for which I seek representation:

One, illegal immigration. I want you to stop coddling illegal immigrants and secure our borders. Close the underground tunnels. Stop the violence and the trafficking in drugs and people. No amnesty, not again. Been there, done that, no resolution. P.S., I’m not a racist. This isn’t to be confused with legal immigration.

Two, the TARP bill, I want it repealed and I want no further funding supplied to it. We told you no, but you did it anyway. I want the remaining unfunded 95% repealed. Freeze, repeal.

Three: Czars, I want the circumvention of our checks and balances stopped immediately. Fire the czars. No more czars. Government officials answer to the process, not to the president. Stop trampling on our Constitution and honor it.

Four, cap and trade. The debate on global warming is not over. There is more to say.

Five, universal healthcare. I will not be rushed into another expensive decision. Don’t you dare try to pass this in the middle of the night and then go on break. Slow down!

Six, growing government control. I want states rights and sovereignty fully restored. I want less government in my life, not more. Shrink it down. Mind your own business. You have enough to take care of with your real obligations. Why don’t you start there.

Seven, ACORN. I do not want ACORN and its affiliates in charge of our 2010 census. I want them investigated. I also do not want mandatory escrow fees contributed to them every time on every real estate deal that closes. Stop the funding to ACORN and its affiliates pending impartial audits and investigations. I do not trust them with taking the census over with our taxpayer money. I don’t trust them with our taxpayer money. Face up to the allegations against them and get it resolved before taxpayers get any more involved with them. If it walks like a duck and talks like a duck, hello. Stop protecting your political buddies. You work for us, the people. Investigate.

Eight, redistribution of wealth. No, no, no. I work for my money. It is mine. I have always worked for people with more money than I have because they gave me jobs. That is the only redistribution of wealth that I will support. I never got a job from a poor person. Why do you want me to hate my employers? Why ‑‑ what do you have against shareholders making a profit?

Nine, charitable contributions. Although I never got a job from a poor person, I have helped many in need. Charity belongs in our local communities, where we know our needs best and can use our local talent and our local resources. Butt out, please. We want to do it ourselves.

Ten, corporate bailouts. Knock it off. Sink or swim like the rest of us. If there are hard times ahead, we’ll be better off just getting into it and letting the strong survive. Quick and painful. Have you ever ripped off a Band‑Aid? We will pull together. Great things happen in America under great hardship. Give us the chance to innovate. We cannot disappoint you more than you have disappointed us.

Eleven, transparency and accountability. How about it? No, really, how about it? Let’s have it. Let’s say we give the buzzwords a rest and have some straight honest talk. Please try ‑‑ please stop manipulating and trying to appease me with clever wording. I am not the idiot you obviously take me for. Stop sneaking around and meeting in back rooms making deals with your friends. It will only be a prelude to your criminal investigation. Stop hiding things from me.

Twelve, unprecedented quick spending. Stop it now.

Take a breath. Listen to the people. Let’s just slow down and get some input from some nonpoliticians on the subject. Stop making everything an emergency. Stop speed reading our bills into law. I am not an activist. I am not a community organizer. Nor am I a terrorist, a militant or a violent person. I am a parent and a grandparent. I work. I’m busy. I’m busy. I am busy, and I am tired. I thought we elected competent people to take care of the business of government so that we could work, raise our families, pay our bills, have a little recreation, complain about taxes, endure our hardships, pursue our personal goals, cut our lawn, wash our cars on the weekends and be responsible contributing members of society and teach our children to be the same all while living in the home of the free and land of the brave.

I entrusted you with upholding the Constitution. I believed in the checks and balances to keep from getting far off course. What happened? You are very far off course. Do you really think I find humor in the hiring of a speed reader to unintelligently ramble all through a bill that you signed into law without knowing what it contained? I do not. It is a mockery of the responsibility I have entrusted to you. It is a slap in the face. I am not laughing at your arrogance. Why is it that I feel as if you would not trust me to make a single decision about my own life and how I would live it but you should expect that I should trust you with the debt that you have laid on all of us and our children. We did not want the TARP bill. We said no. We would repeal it if we could. I am sure that we still cannot. There is such urgency and recklessness in all of the recent spending.

From my perspective, it seems that all of you have gone insane. I also know that I am far from alone in these feelings. Do you honestly feel that your current pursuits have merit to patriotic Americans? We want it to stop. We want to put the brakes on everything that is being rushed by us and forced upon us. We want our voice back. You have forced us to put our lives on hold to straighten out the mess that you are making. We will have to give up our vacations, our time spent with our children, any relaxation time we may have had and money we cannot afford to spend on you to bring our concerns to Washington. Our president often knows all the right buzzword is unsustainable. Well, no kidding. How many tens of thousands of dollars did the focus group cost to come up with that word? We don’t want your overpriced words. Stop treating us like we’re morons.

We want all of you to stop focusing on your reelection and do the job we want done, not the job you want done or the job your party wants done. You work for us and at this rate I guarantee you not for long because we are coming. We will be heard and we will be represented. You think we’re so busy with our lives that we will never come for you? We are the formerly silent majority, all of us who quietly work , pay taxes, obey the law, vote, save money, keep our noses to the grindstone and we are now looking up at you. You have awakened us, the patriotic spirit so strong and so powerful that it had been sleeping too long. You have pushed us too far. Our numbers are great. They may surprise you. For every one of us who will be there, there will be hundreds more that could not come. Unlike you, we have their trust. We will represent them honestly, rest assured. They will be at the polls on voting day to usher you out of office. We have cancelled vacations. We will use our last few dollars saved. We will find the representation among us and a grassroots campaign will flourish. We didn’t ask for this fight.

But the gloves are coming off. We do not come in violence, but we are angry. You will represent us or you will be replaced with someone who will. There are candidates among us when hewill rise like a Phoenix from the ashes that you have made of our constitution.

Democrat, Republican, independent, libertarian. Understand this. We don’t care. Political parties are meaningless to us. Patriotic Americans are willing to do right by us and our Constitution and that is all that matters to us now. We are going to fire all of you who abuse power and seek more. It is not your power. It is ours and we want it back. We entrusted you with it and you abused it. You are dishonorable. You are dishonest. As Americans we are ashamed of you. You have brought shame to us. If you are not representing the wants and needs of your constituency loudly and consistently, in spite of the objections of your party, you will be fired. Did you hear? We no longer care about your political parties. You need to be loyal to us, not to them. Because we will get you fired and they will not save you. If you do or can represent me, my issues, my views, please stand up. Make your identity known. You need to make some noise about it. Speak up. I need to know who you are. If you do not speak up, you will be herded out with the rest of the sheep and we will replace the whole damn congress if need be one by one. We are coming. Are we coming for you? Who do you represent? What do you represent? Listen. Because we are coming. We the people are coming.

I wonder how long it is really going to take for Horton To Hear The Whos?

By Logistics Monster


  • This is just wonderful! She took every emotion I have and said it. Well done! I wish the whole country could read it!


  • I cried when I heard Glenn read that letter, it was as if she had been reading my mind, putting all my emotions into the correct words.

    I have been trying to sign the petition but the server is overwhelmed with traffic and has been shut down for the time. That is great news, I can wait but I will sign the petition.

    Yes, We are coming, and I hope those who want to stand up will or they will become collateral damage, as they all will go.

    I plead to all of you in DC that agree with this petition, now is the time to stand up. We have your backs do the right thing.

    What Obama has tried to do to this Inspector General is so morally corrupt it is beyond words, he will pay and pay dearly. No one except his criminal circle will think this is ok, Obama voters have fathers, grandfathers, no one will tolerate that kind of treatment of a decent human being, who is just trying to a job he was asked to do.

    This elderly gentlemen standing up and do what is right should show all of us who have been feeling in the dumps to follow his example. We are in this together, race, gender, age and political leanings.

    Yes we are coming, get ready because it is really enough.

  • Robin in Texas -

    For those of you that might be offended by my next comment, I give no apology.
    Thank GOD, prayers are being answered. The sleeping giant is going to rear his head. I believe his roar will be heard the world over.

  • More are waking everyday! Once they are awake, maybe they will see the real truth. Our gov’t is a puppet for the cabal behind the scenes. The cabal that prints the money and buys the results they want with no repercussions. This letter is a start. Don’t stop digging! Learn the truth! The sad thing is that as they are waking, the cabal obtains more power to completely avoid the Congress, so Republicats and Demicrans are of no matter. Complaining to them does no good. The cabal will soon have ultimate authority out in the light for all to see, and complaints will not be appreciated!

  • The time for his resignation is now and we the people must demand it.

    He is antiamerican and a full blown muslim.

    He must be made to get out of our White House asap. he has damaged our country and shredded our constitution enough. We must demand that Pelosi, Reid, Dobb, Frank, and his administration be held and tried and convicted for treasonic acts against our country and her people.

  • The petition site is still down. How I ache to add my name to that list! Amazing simply amazing.

  • brityank -

    Petition site still down due to load at 11:45AM EDT. Lock and load! Forward !!

  • I have saved every two faced letter I have gotten as a response from my government representatives and I will use them against them come primary time. The truth and what is right is very cut and dry, and I have no use for the Necromongers that occupy the grey area. This letter is on the money. The time is now to flesh out the new leadership of this country, states, counties and cities. We must be prepared during the primaries to elect men and women of character. In a debate I want yes and no answers with the occasional “I will not answer that question until you frame it without bias.” I want Statesmen not pansy a$$ politicians.

  • I did not authorize this government and that one to sign my name to any of his stimulis bills and I do not take or have any government entitlements, therefore I am not paying or contributing to tax base.

    It is against the law to bill someone for something they didn’t sign a contract for. Therefore, he is barking up the wrong tree if he thinks the American people should be taxed and billed for his agendas. This entire spending spree is unconstitutional, hold him accountable for violating our rights.

    I think everyone of us should NOT file taxes next year–they can’t get us all.

  • Just Me -

    The citizens of Iran are the brave ones right now because they are fighting for what we are loosing! God speed to all of you. Now we must get rid of the fraud that is infecting our country. July 4th is the day that we MUST let the world hear us roar! Let’s follow example and fill our streets all over our country. Let’s not be silent. Make plenty of signs to expose each and every one of them. My sign is going to tell people how the MSM is betraying them because they are not telling them what is happening to our country.

    I really wish that we could hit the streets right now and send our support to the brave people in Iran how we worry and care for them. Wouldn’t it be great if we did it all over the world to let the dictators know that we are no longer going to tolerate socialism!

    Freedom for all!

  • JohnAdams -

    Fear not, Patriots.

    Obama is not only inexperienced. He is also incompetent, unpatriotic, arrogant, mendacious and, probably, mentally unstable. Along with his ridiculous clown VP, HazardousHillary heading up State, and TaxCheatTimmy at Treasury you can bet your bippy these guys will sow their own seeds of destruction…

    We only NEED to get the “Mainstream Media” out of Barry’s boudoir, zip up their slacks and relearn the great importance of fair, honest reporting of the news.

    In the meanwhile…more tea parties would help the cause, don’cha think?

  • Reality -

    Quote: The time for his resignation is now and we the people must demand it.

    He is antiamerican and a full blown muslim.

    He must be made to get out of our White House asap. he has damaged our country and shredded our constitution enough : End Quote

    This nut job is the reason there is so much hatred in this country. This mentality is a direct result of the fear mongering of Beck, Limbaugh, etc. Way to be duped. People like this make me ashamed to be American.

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