Friday, November 5, 2010


Dear Senator Rubio;

Congratulations on your election to the Senate!

If you represent Florida in accordance with the precepts you laid out in your campaign, you will be a great asset to the state.

I am certain that you already know these things, but I would like to encourage you to stand firm on the following principles:

1. Respect for the Constitution. Aside from the Bible, this is the most remarkable document ever written. It is the foundation of our country, spelling out the restrictions placed on our government.

2. Respect for life. From conception to death, life is sacrosanct, and mankind is unique on the planet and probably in the universe. Life is God breathed and human life is God ordained.

3. The smallest possible government. More laws, rules and regulations will not make us a better country. Enforcement of necessary existing laws, and the elimination of liberty-quashing laws will.

4. Individual responsibility. Those who voted for you consider freedom and liberty to be the cornerstone of the American Dream. We believe that each person has, by virtue of citizenship, the opportunity to be whatever he/she wants to be through education, hard work, stick-to-itiveness, self sacrifice and taking appropriate risks to succeed. We do not consider the American Dream to be something granted to us by government, but something for which we must work, unshackled by government intervention.

Senator, there will be those, even of your own Party, who will do their best to dissuade you from these principles and will try to lure you into the “good old boy” system that has become our government.

I urge you to resist their efforts and to stand firm in your determination to move government back to the principles laid out by the founders. If there are 99 senators who stand against those principles, I implore you to stand alone for them.

In these difficult economic times, it is good to know that we have a person of your caliber to represent us in Washington D.C.

I look forward to your service.


Joseph E. Scoggins, Jr.

Note to readers: Feel free to use any or all of this letter, with appropriate modifications, to either post on your blog or to write to your newly elected representative.


Z said...

That's wonderful, Joe, just great.
Wait till you see the letter from Jim Demint I'm publishing tonight at midnight LA'll love it, very much along the lines of what you wrote.
Thanks for your terrific comments at my place; you're quite a guy! :-) Just fabulous comments.

ablur said...

I wish I had a new member to write to. I am stuck with a major dung heap.
I will write to many of our new representatives to encourage them from afar as well.

You seem to have caught a good one. I look forward to seeing him in action.

Leticia said...

Beautiful! I may have to borrow your letter and Z's.

We must not let these new reps become complacent or coerced by Obama or his cronies.

Joe said...

Z: Thanks. I look forward to seeing the letter from Demint.

ablur: Sorry you got stuck. A letter of encouragement is a good idea.

Leticia: Borrow away! My fear is more than just Obama and his cronies. I fear the Republicans who don't want the "conservative" label placed on them for fear of ridicule: Lindsey Graham; Trent Lott and others.

The Psychological Snake Pit said...

we should be writing letter like that one to all our Representatives.

Trader Rick said...

Rubio will not let us down.

tapline said...

Joe, OUtstanding Post...!!! YOu've said it all....One thing they, the politicians have not talked about is what we have lost,as a nation, already from this Socialist lot..That also concerns me. I though they were going to get rid of soe of that mess also.....just saying....stay well.....