Friday, March 10, 2017

The Two Sides of DC

By Linda L Barton

I was scrolling down my Facebook newsfeed the other day and saw a post from a fellow Patriot suggesting that we all need to contact our DC Representatives and tell them to support President Trump in his battle to Make America Great Again.  I thought for a moment and decided it would be a good idea to tell my Congressman and Senator just how I felt and what I expected of them. I told them that this whole Russia is the boogyman thing is stupid and just a way to destroy the Trump Presidency.  I told them that I wanted them to work WITH President Trump and help to Make America Great Again. I told them to stand strong against the Progressive agenda and fulfill the promise made on election day.  I must say I'm glad that I did.  Let's see if my representatives are a freedom loving Patriot or a New World Order Elitist.

First, I sent an email to Congressman Babin of Southeast Texas.  I have to confess that I know Congressman Babin personally because he used to be my dentist and he's a good one too.  Here is the response from Congressman Babin:

Dear Mrs. Barton:

Thank you for contacting me to express your support for the actions and initiatives of President Trump. I continue to be greatly encouraged by both the words and deeds of the Trump Administration - you have my word that I will continue to work with the Administration to make America great again.
From the very first weeks of his Presidency, President Trump has made it clear that the safety and prosperity of the American people are his top priority - we both share these priorities. I came to Washington, DC two years ago for these exact same reasons - and I am glad that Republicans will finally have an ally in the White House to sign important legislation in to law. For example, I have introduced many different laws which have received broad support from the Congress, and now is the time to turn these common-sense provisions into law.
You will be pleased to know that I have introduced the Criminal Alien Deportation Act (H.R. 82) which would make sure that countries take back their criminal illegal aliens, or lose all foreign aid and travel visa privileges they receive from the U.S. I am also the author of the Resettlement Accountability National Security Act (H.R. 80), which would ensure the continued safety of the American people by codifying into law the executive actions taken by the Trump Administration to reassess refugees from dangerous parts of the world and subject refugees to extreme vetting.
Thank you again for contacting me. It is an honor to serve you in Congress.  For more information on my work in Congress, to connect on Facebook, to sign up to receive my E-newsletter, or to participate in telephone town hall meetings, please visit If I may be of service to you in the future, please do not hesitate to contact me.


Brian Babin
Member of Congress

As you can see, Congressman Babin is a freedom loving Patriot, who is standing up for not only the voters of Southeast Texas but also President Trump.
Next, I sent a message to Senator Cornyn.  I have to say that I was rather surprised at the response I received since I've been led to believe he was a true Patriot.  Here is his response:

Dear Mrs. Barton:

Thank you for contacting me regarding the United States’ policy toward Russia. I appreciate having the benefit of your comments on this matter.

As you may know, the Obama Administration announced its misguided policy to “reset” U.S.-Russia relations in February 2009. From its inception, I had serious concerns regarding this now-defunct policy. Russian actions in recent years have proven that Russia must take responsibility and work to improve relations with the United States. Russia’s ongoing land grabs and violations of Ukrainian sovereignty, the 2010 revelation and arrest of members of a Russian spy ring inside the United States, Russia’s opposition to proposed U.S. missile defenses in Europe, as well as Russia’s resistance to broad sanctions against Iran, support for the Assad regime in Syria and the bombing of innocent civilians in Aleppo, expanded ties with North Korea, and the reported interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election have clearly demonstrated that the Russian government’s policies and pursuits contradict U.S. national security and geopolitical goals.

When the atrocities in Syria began in 2011, I started pressing the Obama Administration to end all U.S. government business dealings with Rosoboronexport—the Russian state-owned arms broker that facilitates the Russian Federation’s arms transfers to Syria and which the United States previously sanctioned in 2007 for its reported role in helping Iran with the development of its nuclear program. I offered Senate Amendment 3260 to the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013 (P.L. 112-239), which was signed into law on January 2, 2013, and prohibits U.S. government funding for any further contracts or business agreements with Rosoboronexport. Although the Obama Administration subsequently skirted this law and procured additional Mi-17s for FY2013, I am pleased that the Department of Defense heeded my call and ceased the procurement of all additional Mi-17s, including 14 that were planned for FY2014. On September 3, 2015, the U.S. Government sanctioned Rosoboronexport, barring all future U.S. military purchases with the company, and on June 22, 2016, the State Department announced Rosoboronexport had violated the Iran, North Korea, and Syria Nonproliferation Act (P. L. 109–353) and placed additional sanctions on the arms dealer.

Most recently, several agencies of the U.S. Intelligence Community jointly assessed that the Russian government orchestrated the hacking of the Democratic National Committee and other organizations of the Democratic Party in the year prior to the 2016 presidential election, releasing thousands of stolen emails. I support the bipartisan congressional probe of alleged Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, including investigating former national security adviser Michael Flynn’s interactions with the Russian ambassador. As a member of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, I am pleased this committee is conducting a robust, independent review of Russian interference in the election and will keep your comments in mind as the inquiry moves forward. Ensuring U.S. elections remain transparent, fair, and free of foreign influence is essential for the future of our democracy. Russian actions that seek to undermine American public confidence in the electoral process must have consequences. The United States must also increase its defensive cyber-security capabilities to protect against states and individuals who wish to do us harm, such as stealing intellectual property from U.S. businesses and compromising our national security.

Finally, the Russian government’s respect for the rule of law and human rights has further degraded in recent years. According to the Department of State, Russia has engaged in attacks and killings of journalists, arbitrary detention and politically motivated imprisonments, and infringement on freedoms of speech and expression. There is also evidence of widespread corruption throughout the executive, legislative, and judicial branches of the Russian government. We cannot turn a blind eye to these deep-seated problems.

For this reason, I was proud to cosponsor the Sergei Magnitsky Rule of Law Accountability Act of 2011, which was signed into law as part of the Russia and Moldova Jackson Vanik Repeal and Magnitsky Rule of Law Accountability Act (P.L. 112-208) on December 14, 2012. This legislation directs the Secretary of State to impose sanctions against individuals responsible for extrajudicial killings, torture, and other human rights violations committed against individuals seeking to promote human rights in Russia or expose illegal activity and corruption by Russian Federation officials.

I appreciate having the opportunity to represent Texas in the United States Senate, and you may be certain that I will keep your views in mind as these matters are discussed. Thank you for taking the time to contact me.


United States Senator
As you can see Senator Cornyn must not have read my message, or he thinks me a damn fool. Apparently, he buys into the who Russia hacking lie and is siding with the Democraps.  It looks like Senator Cornyn is one of those who needs to be cleansed from DC. Here is what I sent to him after receiving his response:

Senator Cornyn,

Wow, this response did not address the subject I wrote to you about. Apparently, you felt the need to send me a canned message because it was the normal DC spin on the subject. I'm VERY disappointed because I do not feel the Russians are the boogyman like they are being painted. They had nothing to gain by seeing that President Trump was elected. They did, however, have much to gain to see that Hillary Clinton was. I guess this clearly shows me where you stand on the subject and I will remember at the next election.

Linda L Barton
Your Texas Voter
I doubt that I'll get another response from Senator Cornyn, but if I do, I'll post it for you.  So, there you have it.  When President Trump speaks of Draining the Swamp, he is speaking of ridding the American Voter of those who put their own desires above those who elected them.  Those who would side with the Democraps and then lie to our faces that they believe in the Conservative agenda.  

Like I've often said, Candidate Trump and now President Trump despite his faults, has ripped the curtain aside and exposed the corruption festering in Washington DC.  Now it's up to us to hold their feet to the fire and vote the swamp creatures out of office if need be.

God Bless You, My Fellow Patriots
God Bless the USA

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