, Newburyport, MA


December 12, 2012

Dear President Obama and Speaker Bohner


And while on this vein, would you consider abandoning the drive to transfer American authority to keep world order to the United Nations where unsympathetic members such as China and Russia hold veto power over us? We implore you to rethink your current energy policy that preserves sworn enemies of our state as the primary suppliers of our oil. The Keystone Pipeline remains a viable solution to defend our strategic interests. Additionally, please consider that the key to immigration reform starts first with closing our borders to criminals.

Mr. Bohner: You have have caused us a great deal of angst too. You have prosecuted open warfare on the president of the United States with the sole purpose of terminating his tenure. On Nov. 6 the people spoke to settle the matter. Subsequently, and to the astonishment of millions, you issued a cacophony of conciliatory statements signalling acceptance of portions of Obamacare, immigration reform, increased taxation, tax reform and modest reductions in entitlements. It was utterly breathtaking But why were you silent on these while our nation suffered for four years?

It wasn’t until Nov. 7 that these leanings were conspicuous and this proved to be harmful to our nation.

We respectfully remind you both that the people of the United States have reached a zero-tolerance mandate for gridlock. The extension of the Bush-era tax cuts and aversion of the “fiscal cliff” will be your first, tentative opportunity to engage in a collaborative engagement where agreed-upon solutions reign over adherent ideology.

And though a warming of relations has materialized, it remains distinctly unsettling today that neither of you have yet to announce respectively what you will precisely give up.

Therefore, we invite you both to come on over to the dark side where which many of us Americans have quietly and patiently waited for decisive leadership in Washington and of which you both now retain an exclusive duty to illuminate — the middle!


Joe D’Amore lives in Groveland and Joseph A. D’Amore is a freshman English major at Stonehill College in Easton.

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