The recent letter headlined “Rep. Brenda Barton’s mythology continues” in the Payson Roundup is a prime example of the misunderstanding about the Constitution of the United States and its history. As stated in the letter, “These radical positions advocated by the Tea Party [We The People] proponents like Barton are based on ignorance and a willingness to override the will of the citizens,” referring to the state’s legislators choosing and sending senators to Washington to represent the state and the citizens thereof. Sir, do you not know the harm the XVII Amendment did by nullifying Article I, Section 3 and thus removing important input on state issues to be relayed by the people to the federal government through their elected state legislators and then senators? Yes, elected representatives. Yes, “the people at large.”
Your assertion that Representative Barton is ignorant and radical and violating the Constitution is false. She, as I, is as concerned for the future of this great country, as you should be.
Should you decide to take the progressive blinders off and learn the truth, take a look at Article V of the Constitution and the impact of a Convention of States would have. Try to comprehend how important this is to the course of this country.
Tyranny or liberty?
It is our choice.
“I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty or give me death!” — Patrick Henry, March 23, 1775