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Tom Z’s open letter to Sen. Portman on legalizing illegal aliens through the DHS funding bill back door


Tom Z on DHS funding
Letter to Senator Portman Concerning Funding of Department of Homeland Security from the President of the Portage Co. Tea Party.

Dear Senator Portman,

I am writing on behalf of the Officers and the 2,600 members of the Portage County TEA Party to ask you to use your influence to convince Senator McConnell to change the Senate rules in order to pass the House version of the Department of Homeland Security funding bill. In our opinion, it is your duty Senator, and Senator McConnell’s and all the Republicans that TEA Party groups around the nation elected, so that Republicans could have control of the Senate, to honor your oath to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States. All credible legal experts, even those on the left, agree that the President’s actions are an overreach of the Executive Branch and are in fact Un-Constitutional and should not be allowed.

The bill passed by the US House fully funds the DHS but explicitly does not fund the amnesty for illegal immigrants that is being unlawfully implemented by the Executive Branch under direct orders of the President. For Senator McConnell to suggest that following Senate rules, which former Senate Leader Harry Reid had no problem changing to achieve the goals of the left, is somehow more important than your Oath of Office and defending the very essence of the US Constitution is beyond contemptible. Not to mention the fact that during his campaign in Kentucky, and during most of the Senate campaigns around the nation, he and the Republican Party promised the voters that they would take the “necessary action” to stop the President.

We hereby demand that you and the rest of the Republicans in the Senate keep your oath and take whatever action is necessary to defend our Constitution and the rule of law. To protect the millions of low income Americans, particularly blacks and legal Hispanics, who will face unfair competition from these illegals if you do not take action to protect them. Not to mention the middle class tax payers who’s hard earned tax dollars will be used to subsidize this illegal action against our will.

The time for excuses is over, we will not accept your or anyone else’s excuses. The people spoke loudly in November and they said “Stop Obama’s destruction of our nation.” They did not say loudly “protect the senate rules!” We trust that you will pass our message on to Senator McConnell and to your fellow Republican Senators and that you will all do your jobs as the House has done.

If the President wants to veto funding for the Department of Homeland Security than let him put the safety of the American people in jeopardy for his own crass political ambitions. Remember, your job is not to serve the Washington, DC based media or to serve the defenders of the President’s actions. Your job is to serve the people in your states who elected you to office.


Thomas R. Zawistowski

Executive Director

Portage County TEA Party



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