letter to the editor

Expulsion from Congress

Mon, 01/18/2021 - 3:15pm

Dear Editor:

Putting party allegiance ahead of the will of the people is serious. “Taxation without representation” triggered an American Revolution in the 18th Century. In this 21st Century we should be in a place where fighting for this representation should be done intellectually and not physically. Frustration can manifest itself with dignity. Soldiers during The American Revolution and The American Civil War died so that we wouldn’t have to. We hire our representatives and we can fire them too.

To review, this is their oath of office:

“I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter: So help me God.”

Violating this/their oath can and should result in expulsion from Congress … during an election or anytime in between.

Laura Lee Keating

Cortlandt Manor, New York

and East Boothbay