Friday, July 24, 2009

Senator Harry Reid's Response To My Letter

I had written Senator Harry Reid (my State Senator) a letter last month and displayed said letter in a post on the Liberty Pen. I did not bear any illusions that he would personally read my correspondence and give it its due regard. Nor did I consider that the entirety of my letter would yield careful deliberation, for my letter was constructed with expressed dissent and careful admonishment, therefore I am of no import. Admittedly, when I read the letter I couldn't stop laughing because the absurdity got the better of me. Great for talking points, but an intellectual retort it is not. I hope the following letter purveys an understanding into my deepest sorrow. However, if you would rather have the crux of his response and save yourself the loss of precious time, just look at the attached photo.

Dear Mr. Proulx:

Thank you for taking the time to contact me. I appreciate hearing from you, although I regret to learn of your disappointment with my work in the Senate.

As Nevada's senior senator and the Senate Majority Leader, it is my job to do what is in the best interest of our state and work on behalf of the people of Nevada. Please be assured that I take these responsibilities very seriously, and I will continue to do everything I can to make Nevada an even better place to live and raise a family.

I never forget where I came from or the people I serve. In my office, I keep a picture of the home in Searchlight where I grew up. Not a day passes without me reflecting on the values I learned there - integrity, dedication, and service. These Nevada values have shaped my work on behalf of our state throughout my career in public service. There are many pressing issues facing the Congress, and as my colleagues and I work in a bipartisan fashion to stabilize the housing and financial markets, stimulate the economy, and ensure our energy independence, I will certainly keep your thoughts in mind.

Nevada's working families deserve the implementation of policies that reward their hard work and provide opportunities for a more secure future. I remain committed to using my Senate leadership position to achieve these aims. Again, thank you for taking the time to share your concerns with me, and I look forward to hearing from you in the future.

My best wishes to you.


Harry Reid

United States Senator


I plan on writing other letters to my Senator, but something tells me I should just keep the photo out on my desk.


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Anonymous said...

Ditto for my elected officials, for I believe Chamblis and Isakson both do the same to me as well.

the Liberty Pen said...

Thank you for the comment. Reid has to go, he is absolutely cancerous.

Dr. Dave said...

"Not a day passes without me reflecting on the values I learned there" -- lying, cheating, backstabbing, you know, all of the pillars of the Democratic agenda.

What an arse.

the Liberty Pen said...

Now it is rumored that his son wants to run for Governor, malfeasance must run in the family.

Matt said...

It almost reads like a form letter. If it is, isn't is sad that the guys has to have a form letter to send to all of his dissatisfied constituents?

the Liberty Pen said...

Thank you for the comment. I wish I had kept his email response to the letter I sent him telling him not to vote for the stimulus, it is about 80 percent the same.

Forgotten Liberty said...

I have an almost identical letter from Congressman Perriello when I emailed him about the Cap and Tax bill. I can't wait for 2010 to come so those of us in the 5th district of VA. can vote him out!

Forgotten Liberty

the Liberty Pen said...

Thank you for the comment Forgotten Liberty. You would think they would be more creative. I bet if I re-sent my original letter I would receive the same response letter. It's sort of Pavlovian.