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Suggested Letter from James Knupp

Good Day Your assistance is requested. An acquaintance of mine has written the following two sets of words and asked that I send it members of Congress, as indicated in the too Congress letter below, to any others that might be swayed or encouraged and to newspapers She also requested that you who now have this letter share with with all of those you wish encouraging them to send it on as well. Note a second version below which, would be suitable to publish in newspapers, if you would like to do that. The original writer has sent it to the Wash Post, NYT and the Fredericksburg paper. All others are open for this letter from you. I'll be sending. Join me. Best Jim Letter to Congress Dear Senator Collins, Flake, McCain, Murkowski, Manchin, Warner, Kaine, Bennet, Gardner Please vote NO on the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. Even more than Donald Trump, Judge Kavanaugh poses a grave danger to the continuation of the democratic republic our founders created. Our country might recover from the autocratic excesses of Trump, but it’s chances are diminished if we lose the power of the Supreme Court to check the actions of the executive branch. Trump has issued 77 Executive Orders which as you know require no review by the Congress. He has unilaterally rescinded the security clearances of his critics and potential witnesses in the Mueller investigation. He has fired, in the most petty and vindictive manner, officials in the justice department and the FBI for his own purposes. He continues to challenge and perhaps, obstruct, the investigation into Russian involvement into our elections. He has encouraged the purge of the ranks of career professionals in the EPA, the State Department, the Department of Interior, and the Department of Health and Human Services. His Cabinet appointees have not replaced those professions thereby gutting the agencies, reducing their ability to serve the people, and, most importantly, eliminated the record of opposition to his policies. At every turn, Trump stretches the power of the executive branch without check by the Congress. Our forefathers specifically designed our three branch government to protect our country from the rise of a tyrannical president. Kavanaugh, however, would not do that and he will weaken the Supreme Court’s ability to perform its most important Constitutional function–serving as a check on abuses and unconstitutional actions by the executive and legislative branches. Kavanaugh believes that a president should not be criminally investigated and cannot be indicted; he believes that the president has wide latitude in the firing of Special Counsels like Mueller; he has stated that the Executive branch has expansive latitude in asserting Executive Privilege to refuse to respond to inquires of the Congress and the courts. If approved by the Senate, Kavanaugh may well be asked to judge the actions of this president, members of his family and staff, and the constitutionality of actions brought by against Trump and his associates. Our country, our democracy, is in perilous times. We need a Justice who will fairly, but thoroughly judge the actions of the executive according to the demands of our constitution and hold the executive accountable for actions that violate its tenets. Judge Kavanaugh is not that person. Vote No. Sincerely, Letter to Publish in Newspapers. Dear Editor The potential Supreme Court appointment of Judge Kavanaugh poses a grave danger to the Constitutional republic our founders created. Our country might recover from the autocratic excesses of Trump, but it’s chances of recovery are diminished if our Supreme Court joins our Congress in its failure to exercise its Constitutional duty to check the actions and abuses of the executive branch. Kavanaugh believes that a president should not be criminally investigated and cannot be indicted; he believes that the president has wide latitude in the firing of Special Counsels like Mueller; he has stated that the executive branch has expansive authority to assert Executive Privilege to refuse to respond to inquires of the Congress and the courts. He has said that a president does not have to obey a law that the president believes is unconstitutional. This is alarming because Kavanaugh served in the Bush White House when decisions were made to permit warrant-less wiretaps and the torture of prisoners. Fortunately, in our government, the President does not decide what is constitutional, the courts do. If approved by the Senate, Kavanaugh may well be asked to judge the actions of this president, members of his family and staff, and the constitutionality of actions brought by and against Trump and his associates. Further, his expansive view of the authority of the executive branch could shift the interpretation of our Constitutional system of checks and balances for decades to come. Our country, our democracy, is in perilous times. We need a Justice who will fairly, but rigorously, evaluate the actions of the executive according to the demands of our constitution and hold the executive accountable for actions that violate its tenets. Judge Kavanaugh is not that person. -- James Knupp 616 Wilton Coves Drive Hartfield, VA 23071 804 776 0409 HO 804 832 1861 Cell You are today where your thoughts have brought you; you will be tomorrow where your thoughts take you. James Allen “Choose thoughts that give you the emotions of being alive and excited about life.” ― Bryant McGill

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