An Open Letter to Nevada’s Federal Representatives

So that you know that I’m not all smoke and no flame, here is the email I sent to each of Nevada’s federal Representatives. It became obvious during this ‘exercise in liberty,’ that they are using several methods of screening who reach out to them.

These methods include not having a ‘link ready’ email address on each of their congressional websites. Instead, each have a ‘contact’ button, where upon after entering it you are asked for you zip code with the ‘special four digit’ number.

If you do not have that four digit number, you must go to the official U.S. Postal Service website to enter your address and find out what that number might be. Honestly, it shouldn’t be this difficult.

Lastly, I learned rather abruptly that Representative Hardy of Nevada’s 4th District doesn’t want to hear from anyone outside his district. I entered my zip code, followed by those extra four digits, only to be informed I live outside his area of representation.

So, I called his office in Las Vegas and was told I couldn’t be helped, unless I wanted to relay my message telephonically or via the postal service. Opting to do neither, I called Hardy’s Washington office where the woman who answered the phone told me much the same thing – however offered to deliver my email to the Congressman through her work email.

I call that service, something our federal representatives see to not understand.

Here, now is my email to Representatives’ Dina Titus, Cresent Hardy, Joe Heck and Mark Amodei:

Why are you allowing the Executive Branch of government to usurp the Legislative Branch’s authority when it comes to Attorney General Loretta Lynch’s threat to defund North Carolina?

The Executive Branch does not hold that power. That power is authorized only to the Legislative Branch via the people, and therefore the Legislative Branch doe not have the authority to delegate that power to the Executive Branch.

The federal overreach of the Obama Administration, through the Department of Justice must be halted. This responsibility falls to the House of Representatives as prescribed in Article I, section 7, clause 1 of the U.S. Constitution, which reads: “All Bills for raising Revenue shall originate in the House of Representatives; but the Senate may propose or concur with amendments as on other Bills,” and in Article I, section 9, clause 7, that further states, “No Money shall be drawn from the Treasury, but in Consequence of Appropriations made by Law; and a regular Statement and Account of the Receipts and Expenditures of all public Money shall be published from time to time.”

Thank you for your time and consideration in this matter.

Sincerely,

Thomas J. Darby,

Spanish Springs, Nevada

(The note I added only to Representative Hardy’s email)

P.S. Your Congressional email system should serve all citizens, not simply the select few who live in the 4th District. It is a shame that I must rely on a staff member from your office to relay an email to you and not directly submit the same to you in person. Please convey my appreciation to Emily Moore for her assistance in this matter.

Thank you, TD

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An Open Letter to Nevada’s Federal Representatives

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