Editor: As a constituent and taxpayer, someone who pays the salary, benefits, perks and privileges of our congress members and senators I would like to remind them of their oath to serve the people of this country.
Their obligations are to uphold the Constitution, make laws that support the greater good, and to promote the welfare of the entire country.
Their election to office is not to enrich themselves at their employers’ expense (the citizens of the country), or promote their personal objectives,but to fiscally manage the affairs of governmentand serve the people.
We expect decorum, responsible behavior, thoughtful and well-considered decisions on the part of what should be the most reputable and powerful governmental bodies in the world.
We do not appreciate the sometimes vicious and petty partisan discourse to which they subject us, but expect that them pay attention to the pressing concerns of running the country to the benefit of the citizens who reside here.
They have disappointed us.
The Founding Fathers were not perfect.But they were patriotic and strove to put country first, personal priorities second.They set a high bar for service to the country, one that sadly has not been met by many of our elected representatives in recent years.
In short, they seem to have forgotten that they work for us, not us for them.
As one of their employers, I request that they begin acting in a more professional, responsible, and considerate manner, focusing your attention to the pressing matters that face our country and fulfill their duties according to the oath of office to which they swore.
Chris De Francisci, Purcellville