The most recent scare before the Internet Thread we are participating in now was regarding H.R. 1388, having to do with mandatory/volunteered/required
A lot of fellow ATS members starred and commented positively to a copy of the letter I have posted below that I wrote to Senator Mel Martinez who
represents Florida and my portion of it in the U.S. Senate.
I am posting this letter again though it can be found easily on the ATS Threads regarding H.R. 1388, to display and highlight that our politicians
live in an alternative Universe that we do not. To prove this I am now posting bellow my letter to Senator Martinez the clearly states I am against
H.R. 1388, his reply that I received today.
See how he responds to my entreaty, and keep in mind he is one of the big bad Republicans that many imagine want to save us from the big bad
Dear Senator Martinez,
The new Administration in Washington and the new Congress seated with it are causing many citizens growing alarm and panic with legislation like H.R.
1388 regarding mandatory/volunteer/required Civil Service along with a nationalized central Identification System to promote it and outsourcing it to
be run by contracting it’s administration to a non-government Corporation.
The language used in this bill is something I would have never thought or sought to see in the United States of America.
It is unconscionable that the citizen’s elected Representatives have grown so distant from the average American’s thinking, desires and needs that
such legislation could even be crafted, let alone co-sponsored, let alone being brought up for a vote.
I urge you Senator as someone who knows all to well the shortcomings and perils to liberty and prosperity that socialism and communism lead too, to
not only vote against this bill but to devote as much of your time and focus to encouraging your Senate colleagues to vote against this bill.
Senator Martinez additionally I humbly request you reconsider your decision not to run for a second term in the United States Senate. I can appreciate
your published sentiments that as a Republican in the minority, that your ability to be effective and craft and enact useful legislation is your
Sir, Americans need you now more than ever. Not to craft and enact legislation but to remain vigil and in open opposition to defeat unconstitutional
and tyrannical legislation like H.R. 1388.
If a strong and vocal opposition can’t be maintained in the House and the Senate during these difficult and troubling times where the majority seems
to favor socialist solutions then our way of life, along with our liberties and values that once made this nation the shining example of people and
government throughout the world, will be lost forever.
America needs you Senator Martinez, it needs you to safeguard America and ensure its survival and it needs you to help defeat H.R. 1388, America
desperately needs you to support H.R. 833 to create congressional oversight and auditing provisions of the Federal Reserve.
These are the House of Representatives version of these Bills and both warrant the citizen’s representatives representing the citizens and not the
corporate interests fighting for and against these bills or the desire on behalf of too many representatives to create more government for the sake of
Thank you in advance for your consideration in regards to these vital matters.
Constituent & Citizen
Below is a response to the recent comments I received from you:
Dear Mr. XXXXXX
Thank you for contacting me regarding serving America. I appreciate hearing from you and would like to take this opportunity to respond.
On September 12, 2008, Senator Edward Kennedy (D-MA) introduced the Serve America Act (S.3487). This legislation establishes a commission to study
ways in which the federal government and businesses can more effectively collaborate with nonprofit and philanthropic organizations to address
pressing national and local challenges. S.3487 also expands the ServeAmerica Corps, provides college tax credit to students, awards states and
nonprofit organizations grants, and gives tax incentives to businesses who's employees commit to serve. The Serve America Act has been referred to
the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. Although I do not serve on this committee, I will be sure to keep your support in mind
should the Senate consider this legislation.
Like you, I believe it is imperative for Congress to work together to produce legislation that address the growing need for volunteering. Community
service provides invaluable support for our nation, and it is even more important that Americans continue down the paths that lead to a lifetime of
service and improved opportunities. I will continue to work hard to ensure that Americans have the resources available to them in order to succeed.
Again, thank you for sharing your views with me. If you have any further questions or comments, please do not hesitate to contact me. In addition, for
more information about issues and activities important to Florida, please sign up for my weekly newsletter at martinez.senate.gov...
United States Senator
**Note: PLEASE DO NOT REPLY TO THIS E-MAIL. If you would like to reply to this message, please contact me through my website at
As you can see, what I am begging him not to do, he is assuring me that he will do exactly what I didn't and don't want him to do, because I
I have many other examples of both Democratic Congressmen and Republican Congressmen writing back to me on other issues where they cheerfully inform
me they are on my side, representing me and will do because I asked, precisely what I in fact asked them not to do.
Houston we have a problem!