A letter to our Senators
It is with the deepest humility and most profound respect for the office that you hold that I hereby seek your knowledge and help to combat a growing problem with this nation and equally as important, our great state.
It has just come to my attention through a recent article that $4 million was just given to the 4th district here in Georgia for the "Transportation Enhancement Program".
I address the letter to you to hopefully bring to your attention another flagrant misuse of American's and more notably Georgian's hard earned tax dollars. I do not see where the Department of Transportation should be giving away money for what is an obvious scam and an appalling lack of judgment from both Federal and local officials who clearly have no concept of the great threats to our nation’s peace and well being that are currently being played out daily in the National Theater, a.k.a. Capitol Hill.
Here is the direct quote of these projects intentions, "The project will use various paths and trails to connect the city’s central business district to outdoor recreation in the north part of town". Now it is beyond my ability to, in good conscience, read something such as this and not be moved to speak out. As we see on the national stage day in and day out there is a larger financial crisis that is threatening the cohesion and peace of our mighty nation. It is precisely because of the great turmoil that it is vitally important to weed out the wasteful spending on the local level as well.
What business is it of the federal government to throw away $4 million dollars to a state congressional district to create nature paths for business people to use on their lunch breaks? Does that sound like something that we should be spending money on sir? Something as ignorant and useless as that should be an issue left up to local city councils and the business' that could or would be affected by such things. When will the time come for you and others there in Washington to stand up and help bring responsibility to our nation? The sovereignty of our state is at stake each and every time the federal government steps in to give away and dictate how money should be wasted for frivolous programs.
It is my sincerest hope, sir, that this letter finds you well and that I was able to clearly convey my concerns to you. The restoration of American exceptionalism and the era of personal responsibility is now and will always be the deepest desire of my heart and soul and I hope that is your desire as well.
With Kindest Regards,
Ian A Clark