To Congress I say, "May you have a miserable August recess. You really deserve it." Before I go any further, here's some background info:
"By tradition and by law, Congress recesses for the month of August. During the Senate's early years, members attempted to adjourn in the spring, before the summer's heat and oppressive humidity overwhelmed them and their small staff.
"When the Senate moved to its current chamber in 1859, senators were optimistic about its 'modern' ventilation system, but they soon found the new system ineffective. Long sessions were plagued by hot and stormy weather. The 1920s brought 'manufactured weather' to the Senate chamber, but even modern climate control could not cope with the hottest days, forcing 20th-century senators to escape the summer heat.
"In 1970, finally facing the reality of long sessions, Congress mandated a summer break as part of the Legislative Reorganization Act. Today, the August recess continues to be a regular feature of the schedule--a chance to spend time with family, meet with constituents back home, and catch up on summer reading."
With a highly controversial 1000 page health care bill hanging over Congress's heads like the Sword of Damocles, "summer reading" had better be the top priority!
This year, August recess is scheduled to start on August 7 and continue until September 8 for the Senate. For the House, the official August recess spans from August 3 to September 4.
The August recess has already started with a bang, with hostile constituents all over the country pounding down on the Washington elites like never before. Forget the carefree trip to Martha's Vineyard. Congressmen have been so rattled, they've been using sick children as human shields to protect them from their constituents' oppressive and overwhelming wrath.
This is, of course, as it should be. As Thomas Jefferson noted, "When the people fear their government, there is tyranny; when the government fears the people, there is liberty." So keep it up, America! Has there ever been a time when the Federal Government of the United States more urgently needed to learn to fear the people?
I hope to encourage you and your friends to continue to make August a miserable month for our derelict lawmakers. Please take action against ObamaCare (and Cap and Trade) every single day during the August recess. Call, write, email, fax, tweet, blog, go to townhall meetings, go to tea party protests — attack from every angle!
Let's get Congress on the right track and implore them to scrap the ObamaCare bill. I believe in health care reform, but ObamaCare is not what this nation needs.
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