Friday, January 27, 2012

My Letter to Representative Trey Gowdy

Mr. Gowdy,

As a supporter and constituent of yours I would like to address an issue that is very important to me. I personally believe in the supremacy of the Constitution of the United States of America in all matters involving the federal government. That being said, passage of any law which violates the Constitution or any of the properly ratified amendments undermines the founding principles of our great country and in my humble opinion, constitutes treason. The Constitution itself lays out the proper process to update and modify the powers of the federal government and the rights of the people. It is an arduous process but we must abide by the rules. I ask you as my representative to carefully verify and validate the constitutionality of any and all bills which would receive your support. You were elected to represent my interests within the allowed powers of the federal government as specified by the Constitution, please do not assume that I ever expect you to stray from that path. Please refuse to legislate outside the scope of the allowed federal powers, and please encourage your colleagues to do so as well.

Joseph E. Bush

1 comment:

Joe said...

The response from Mr. Gowdy.

February 1, 2012

Mr. Joseph Bush

Dear Mr. Bush:

Thank you for contacting me about United States Attorney General Eric Holder. I appreciate hearing from you.

As a prosecutor for sixteen years, I have taken a keen interest in the investigation into Operation Fast and Furious. This flawed program allowed guns to "walk" to Mexico, guns that were eventually used in the murder of a U.S. Border Patrol Agent.

I serve on the House Committee on the Judiciary and Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, both of which have held hearings on the inception and execution of Fast and Furious. After the Judiciary Committee hearing with Attorney General Holder on December 8, it has become abundantly clear the Attorney General has done a poor job leading the Justice Department. As the chief law enforcement agent in this country, he is responsible for the actions of his department, including Operation Fast and Furious. Therefore, he should resign his position so the Department of Justice can begin to regain the trust of the American people.

Thank you again for contacting me, and please do not hesitate to do so in the future. It is an honor to serve you and the Fourth Congressional District.

Trey Gowdy
Member of Congress