To all representing the state of Alabama in the U.S. Congress,
I ask you for a clear review of conscience. Our nation is hurting right now. This government shutdown is hurting real people in the U.S. right now. This is more than just parks being closed. This is children not being fed. This is about hardworking Americans who cannot pay their bills because you refuse to pay the governments' bills. That is what this shutdown is about. This is about the widows of soldiers that you sent to die not being taken care of. You keep saying that you want to talk to the president and everytime you do talk with the president, you find something else to "justify" keeping the country immobile. Is getting a one-up on a president you openly despise worth tarnishing your legacy? Is it worth denying veterans benefits, not paying hardworking government employees or taking care of children?
Sit down and actually look at what your angry base is demanding that you do. Look at their psyche and see what is really the problem here. Nothing short of a presidental assassination is going to make them happy. Why would you put our great nation in harms' way to appease people like that? Are they really worth it?
The irony about this shutdown and the tags that your party have attached to it is that you all claim to be Christian. Read your Bible. Jesus fully supported taking care of the less fortunate. What you call "entitlement programs", I call a government being Christlike. Sit down and review your conscience and admit that your anger has nothing to do with Obamacare, it's all about Obama. After you sit down and think about that, ask yourself if you are qualified to be a part of the government if you have no desire to govern.
A disappointed citizen