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Friday, August 21, 2009

Grouch's message to senator Bob Corker

I sent the following to my senator, Bob Corker just a little while ago:

Senator I am sorry I could not attend your meeting here in Parsons last week, but alas I had to work. I did however read some of your remarks in the local newspaper and I enclose a sample below:

“I know that much of what you read and see on television talks about the partisanship that exists in Washington and how people are divided down party lines and nothing constructive happens as a result,” Corker told the crowd. “I want you to know there is also a lot of folks who try to work together to get things done.”Corker mentioned several examples of bipartisan legislation he is introducing along with democrats in order to benefit the country.

Senator I am so disappointed. I am sick and tired of Republicans talking about bipartisanship. It seems that bipartisanship simply means that we end up compromising our conservative principles just to get along with Democrats.

Senator I wish you would consider the following ideas:

1.It is okay to be partisan if your principles are preserved.

2.It is perfectly fine to do nothing if doing something would require compromising conservative principles.

3.Democrats are not interested in bipartisanship. They are only interested in imposing their liberal, socialist agendas on this country. They should be opposed at all costs.

4.The way for Republicans to win is to hold fast to conservatism.

It would have been so much better if you had said this to the crowd:

"I know that much of what you read and see on television talks about how good Barack Obama's big government policies will be for the country. I know that many of my colleagues like to compromise and cross the aisle just to get things done, even if it means leading the country down the path to socialism. I want you to know that there are people like me who are going to hold fast to conservative principles, are going to fight for small government, and are going to oppose those who slowly but surely try to erode your personal freedoms, little by little, and drive up the already enormous debt of this country to unsustainable levels."

Senator, if you had said this, I would have shouted at the top of my lungs. If you take the time to investigate, I think you'll find that most people around here hold on to conservative principles, even those who claim to be Democrats. If you nurture those beliefs, and champion those beliefs, you will be a winner, and the country will win too.

If you worry about crossing the aisle to work with Democrats, just for the sake of getting something done, we'll be stuck in the same old rut forever.

Dr. Thomas Hamilton


  1. Compromise must and should always take a back seat to principles and social norms. There is good and evil in this world and not the grays many look to. Right and wrong are clear in the minds of many and no compromise should be attempted. "Moderation is pursuit of justice is no virtue and extremism in defense of liberty is no vice" Barry Goldwater.

  2. Corker has made some good decisions, and some bad ones, as most of our Tennessee politicians. I like Congressman Zach Wamp, he's presently running for Governor. I also like Marsha Blackburn.

    Deborah F. Hamilton
    Right Truth

  3. I'm not interested in hearing from anyone anymore that wants to work with Dimocrats. The Dimocrats need to be defeated. The John McCains, the Lindsey Grahamnestys, and the Lamar Alexanders need to go the way of the Edsel.