I missed a week in my Cold Water on Washington letter-writing campaign. It wasn’t for lack of material, believe me! I’m back to the grindstone, with these notes written on March 7, 2017:
Dear Mr. President,
Many people have asked or demanded that you release your tax returns. I know you don’t want to do it, but Mr. President, you should.
You are proud of your success in business, and your tax returns are simply one type of record of your business acumen.
Okay, maybe you think something in your tax returns will be unflattering to you. Well, own it! Even fantastic businessmen have their low points, and that’s nothing to be ashamed of.
Besides I’m afraid the longer you wait, the more people will begin to believe that you are afraid of what your tax returns reveal about you. But you are the president now, and you must step up and take responsibility for your tax returns and whatever may result from their release.
Surely you are not afraid to release your tax returns. Are you, Mr. President?
The Senate created its own Joint Resolution to roll back protection of certain wildlife on wildlife refuges. So I wrote about this issue again, to cover the SJ Res 18. Again, you can look up this bill and more at www.congress.gov.
Dear Senator Cornyn/Cruz,
Please vote against SJ Res 18.
National wildlife refuges exist to preserve the natural diversity of wildlife in certain areas. Natural diversity includes predators and predator/prey relationships. Allowing hunters to kill predators, particularly when they are raising young, skews the natural balance of wildlife on these refuges.
I add that the methods used to hunt bears in particular, like picking them off at a bait station or airborne hunting are extremely unsportsmanlike.
Your disapproval of the rule mentioned in SJ Res 18 benefits a very, very small percentage of U. S. citizens.
Frankly, you have more pressing issues to attend to.
The House of Representatives unveiled their health care bill, H. R. 370, which we know now will not even come to a vote. I will be writing a lot more about healthcare in these United States.
Dear Representative Conaway,
FUND PLANNED PARENTHOOD!