To Sens. Johnny Isakson and David Perdue and Rep. Doug Collins:
I should begin by acknowledging that, as a liberal-minded person living in rural Northeast Georgia, I stopped believing years ago that I could make a difference by contacting my legislators.
Now I want to try again, because I need to express my belief in our system and contribute to the national conversation and, frankly, because I need to know that I am doing what I can to help our country.
You are serving our country in challenging times. Every legislator who wants to be a person of integrity is called to put aside party loyalties, personal ambitions, and even deeply held fears to act in the best interests of the country. As you deliberate about your stances and votes in the months to come, please remember that ends never justify means and that nothing — nothing — is more important than the truth. Public servants who are dishonest with themselves, their colleagues, or their constituencies should never have your support.
More than ever before, the people of the United States are depending on our Congress. I beg you to rise to the challenges ahead. I send you my best wishes, and I promise to call regularly to make my opinions known regarding specific actions before Congress.