Delaware has 3 C’s. Carney, Coons, and Carper all representing us in our national assembly, Congress. As the vote for Syria gets put on hold, it becomes time for Delawareans to call up their three Congressional representatives and give them insight into what their constituents are feeling.
Simpler for all, is their email form at each representatives website, easily searched by your favorite search engine. In cases like these, especially war and death, your opinions matter. Each Representative has a dual obligation… One, they must do what is best for the America they serve. Two, they must do what is best for their constituents back home who elected them.
Occasionally the official line of the American Government is at odds with the feeling of the constituents back home. In the old days of kings one could only complain. With the American form of democracy, one can take action.. Our Congress as would any person, only hearing only facts from one side, only hearing only opinions from one side, only hearing emotions from one side, … would have a hard time going against the only side that one hears.
Today, every congressperson who has not committed, is being lobbied hard to sign up for war by the Administration. Phone calls, personal visits, complete with all the trappings required to sway a vote, are being sharply applied to our three people to insure they follow the wishes of the government over those of their constituents back home.
Unless you call and express YOUR view, they will win. It’s is inevitable.
However since YOU actually cast the vote that has given (and in the future will allow them to continue what may be called) one of the best jobs in the world,…. what “you” think… matters more then what ten employees of the Administration think… Really! For sure! Look within yourself! Do you care what a coworker thinks, over what your boss thinks? I hope not; if so your priorities are in the wrong place. it follows suit with them too.
We are talking about going to war. If you don’t call on this, really… why are you even an American?
YOU have an obligation to make a call on this issue and tell them why you think, the way you do…. Every call is important, either way, in helping our Congressional delegation align themselves with their constituents.
Remember, email on their websites is better, but if calling is easier for you, here are their numbers…
Senator Tom Carper (D- DE) iPhone: 202-224-2441 Fax: 202-228-2190
Senator Christopher Coons (D- DE) iPhone: 202-224-5042 Fax: 202-228-3075
Representative John Carney (D – Delaware At Large) iPhone: 202-225-4165 Fax: 202-225-2291
And before I leave, let me explain the Fourth “C” in my title… The fourth “c” stands for “credibility”… Without you, our congressional delegates have no credibility. You are the fourth “C” representing us in Congress… If you ever get mad at your delegate for voting against the way you think he should, BUT YOU DID NOTHING TO LET HIM KNOW WHAT HE SHOULD OF DONE, well, dude, it’s on you!
If one constantly hears that only one path to take is good, and never hears the other side’s opinion…. how can anyone expect them not to vote for what they think is best?
On the other hand, If you called and they voted wrong… sure, you are allowed to be angry! But if you did nothing. nothing! nothing? Then it is all on you! What were you thinking?
Currently all three C’s are leaning towards bombing Syria. Most Delawareans are against it at by least 80-20. Everyone of those 20’s will be calling in to demand more war… You can’t speak for all of the 80% not calling in, but you can and must, speak for you…
If you don’t, you let America and Delaware down. You are the fourth “C”… You are the credibility that gives the other 3 C’s the right to serve us in the halls of Congress.