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It's time to recall Senator Cantwell of Washington

Discussion in 'Legal & Political Archive' started by thurston24, Jan 2, 2013.

  1. thurston24

    thurston24 Richland, WA Member

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    On New Year's Eve, I took the time to write both of my U.S. Senators for Washington. The letter was fairly long but I basically said that if either of them encroach upon the 2nd Amendment by supporting gun control, they will have violated their oath as a U.S. Senator and should remove themselves from office. Below, you will see Senator Cantwell's response to my letter. It is a clear indication that she has no desire to support the Constitution and therefore is not the person we want representing us. I performed a little research and found that Washington has a recall provision for all elected officials and would love to put in a Senator who actually wants to protect the Constitution. Would you agree? If so, who would you want to see run against her in a recall? I was thinking of Rob McKenna since he isn't the Governor and has a lot of name recognition already but you may think of someone more appealing. Anyways, here is Senator Cantwell's Response:

    Dear Mr. Thurston,



    Thank you for contacting me regarding the tragic shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. I appreciate hearing from you on this important issue.



    All Washingtonians – and all Americans – offer our deepest condolences to the families of the 20 children and six school staff members who were killed in this senseless attack. Our thoughts and prayers are with the community of Newtown, as its residents heal from this incomprehensible tragedy.



    This horrific attack highlights several issues that must be addressed promptly in order to better protect against such inexplicable violence. We need to get powerful assault weapons off our streets. And we need to strengthen services for the mentally ill and their families.



    In the past, I supported the original Assault Weapons Ban and the Brady Bill, as well as the Youth Handgun Safety Act of 1993, which prohibits juveniles from possessing or receiving handguns. I look forward to work with my colleagues in the Senate to strengthen responsible legislation to rein in gun violence. We need to work to close the loopholes in existing laws that allow criminals and children to gain access to firearms contrary to the law's intention. One example is the well-known "gun-show loophole" which allows people to purchase firearms at gun-shows without undergoing the background check required when guns are bought from licensed dealers. Lastly, I believe we must support increased gun-safety and gun-use education.



    I support the Second Amendment and the rights of law-abiding Washingtonians who own guns. I also remain focused on addressing the deeply troubling violence in this country and making our state and our country as safe as possible for all people, including our most vulnerable citizens, our children. I believe both of these goals are important and can be simultaneously accomplished through common-sense gun laws and stricter enforcement of existing laws.



    Along with addressing gun violence, making services for the mentally ill and their families more accessible will encourage those suffering from mental illness to seek needed care and support. Mental health care is a critical component of our healthcare system and an individual's overall health status. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, approximately one in 17 Americans suffers from a seriously debilitating mental illness. I care deeply about mental health care and understand the important role behavioral health services play in the lives of both those who suffer from mental illness and their family and loved ones.


    Thank you again for contacting me to share your thoughts on this matter. Please do not hesitate to contact me in the future if I can be of further assistance.

    Sincerely,
    Maria Cantwell
    United States Senator
     
  2. deen_ad

    deen_ad Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    Hmm "supports" the Second Amendment but will press for an AWB ban and closing the existing "loopholes" where none exist.

    If someone starts a recall I'll sure support it!
     
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  3. thurston24

    thurston24 Richland, WA Member

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    Yep, I don't think she knows what supports means. I would be all for starting a recall but I want the other candidate to win and don't want to start until I know who can.
     
  4. JackThompson

    JackThompson Valley of the Demons Well-Known Member

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    Seconded.
     
  5. Nwcid

    Nwcid Yakima and N of Spokane Well-Known Member

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    Yes the replacement needs to be someone that ACTUALLY supports the constitution.
     
  6. Redcap

    Redcap Lewis County, WA Well-Known Member

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    It has been time to get that festering turd out of office for years.
     
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  7. boarder4life81

    boarder4life81 Eugene, Oregon Active Member

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    Would you mind posting the letter you sent her? I only ask because I want to write to my reps here in Oregon, but have failed to find the proper words to express my opinion/expression, and I'm always looking for inspiration (as long as I don't have to worry about copyright infringement).
     
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  8. PMKN_PI

    PMKN_PI Milwaukie, Oregon, United States Active Member

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    She should be forced to bob for apples out of a deep fryer
     
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  9. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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    Isn't she that sawed-off little runt of a woman with the little-boy haircut?
     
  10. svxr8dr

    svxr8dr Vancouver, WA OathKeeper #004404

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    I got the exact same response letter back from Sen. Cantwell. :(

    I think you would be wasting your time " to find the proper words to express my opinion/expression", as no one in her office will read it prior to round filing it.
     
  11. 223to45

    223to45 Whatcom Active Member

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    Lets not forget about Patty Murray ,she needs to go to.
     
  12. mortar maggot

    mortar maggot western wa Active Member

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    She was my Rep. way back when I lived up in Kirkland/Juanita, she was anti gun then, I spoke to her Chief of Staff on many occasions. He knew me on site, maybe not by name but as the "do not ban guns" guy. Back then no internet, at least not in wide use. So it was personal or snail mail.

    It did not help, she is still anti gun and she will support ANY gun control that comes before the Senate.

    I tried education, what is a semi-automatic, and what not, that AWB were on cosmetics, offered to take the staff shooting, had a range and 10 others for a good assortment of firearms. Nope they would not come out and give us a chance.
     
  13. Blitzkrieg

    Blitzkrieg WA Well-Known Member

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    Both WA senators are outright traitors. It's a hopeless cause because the Puget Sound libtard zone keeps re-electing these clowns
     
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  14. timac

    timac Loading Magazines! Well-Known Member

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    She sent you the FU serf response letter.
     
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    slugman Tacoma New Member

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    I got this same stupid letter yesterday. Nothing from Patty Murray. Both need to go !!!!!!!!!!!
     
  16. gehrheart

    gehrheart fidalgo island Well-Known Member

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    It's time???

    It has always been time to can that socialist!!
     
  17. Blitzkrieg

    Blitzkrieg WA Well-Known Member

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    It's near time for the final box of freedom, lads
     
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    Babyshark Tacoma Member

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    i got the same email back. I pretty much figured thats what they would say.
     
  19. gehrheart

    gehrheart fidalgo island Well-Known Member

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    came home to the same email..

    no surprise. Just another evil anti.
     
  20. Blitzkrieg

    Blitzkrieg WA Well-Known Member

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