Representative Earl Blumenauer (D-OR 3rd)
12th-term Democrat from Oregon.
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Sen. Jeff Merkley
Rep. Earl Blumenauer
Sen. Ron Wyden

March 12, 2013

 Good Morning,

As you know, our country is on the way to insolvency. The Fed keeps printing and we keep spending. I see the interest rate going to plus 15 percent which will criple our economy for many years to come. The money being spent now will come from the pockets of at least several generations which is totally unfair. Here are three ideas that make sense. 1 Stop the printing presses. 2. Make a balanced budget and stick to it. 3. repeat steps 1 and 2.

Additionally, I believe the second amendment is a personal guarantee, not a communal gift from the government. Stop trying to make more laws and enforce the ones we have. The "assault weapon" ban and large magazine ban are usless feel good measures which may give some uneducated people a feeling of security but they are nothing more than a ploy to assist in future confiscation of weapons by the government IMO. You can see where I'm going with this so I will just say stop trying to incrementally take our rights as citizens away. The United States is a republic, not a democracy and the constitution is as relevant today as it was when written. My point being, the constitution is there to protect the rights of the few over the whims of the masses and the second amendment is there to protect us from a tyranical government, not to allow us to hunt or as personal protection. Thank you for your consideration.

Oregon City , OR