Congratulations Rep Scott Tipton

Editor’s note:

This letter is a slightly modified version of the letters sent to Senator’s Udall and Bennet earlier.  Representative Tipton just got his Washington DC website and office going.                 TWH

January 5, 2011

Representative Scott Tipton

Via FAX:  202-226-9669

Dear Representative Tipton:

Congratulations – you are now a member of 112th Congress of our United States of America.  What an honor and what a responsibility.  We citizens of Colorado have entrusted you to represent us and guide this country under the provisions laid forth in our Constitution.

You have taken an oath to “…support and defend the Constitution of the United States… and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office…”[1]

It certainly is important to us, your constituents, that you reflect upon our Constitution every time you draft or guide your staff to prepare legislation and before you cast your most valuable vote on issues in committee and on the congressional floor.

As so well stated in the Constitution preamble, please remember that every vote cast has implicit consequences as to the forming of:

  • “…a more perfect Union…”
  • “…establish[ing] justice…”
  • “…insure[ing] domestic Tranquility…”
  • “…provide[ing] for the common defense…”
  • “…promote[ing] the general Welfare…”
  • “…secure[ing] the Blessings of Liberty…”

Liberty – Defense – Justice – Union – Welfare – Tranquility

Six words that quickly define the founding nature and culture of our nation.  Six words that have over the years been twisted, turned, warped and just plain ignored as our federal government has swelled and become a bureaucratic monster.

Six words that the citizens of this country have recognized are slowly eroding away as:

  • our federal government dictates law from the judicial bench,
  • our federal government formulates law as regulation,
  • our federal government spends the union into bankruptcy,
  • our federal government shoves our defense aside,
  • our federal government ignores existing law,
  • our federal government seems to have forgotten the Constitution.

Liberty – Defense – Justice – Union – Welfare – Tranquility

Six pretty important words to think about and to guide you – every time you are charged with making a decision in the 112th Congress.


[1] 1884 (current) oath of office, US Congress.

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    • huntingt blinds on March 2, 2011 at 2:52 AM
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    Great post – you guys have a twitter account?

      • Tom on March 2, 2011 at 5:56 AM
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      This guy at Flying W Blog doesn’t do twitter or facebook! Flying W Blog only does Congress.

    • tom on February 10, 2011 at 1:30 PM
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    bernal pacheco –

    I’m just a citizen in the North Fork of the Gunnison that cares enough about our country and it’s future to voice my opinions to my representatives in Washington DC (and occasionally in Denver.) I’m a vet, but I don’t know squat about the Veteran’s Administration (VA).

    So – my answer to any question regarding the VA would be as meaningful as my answer to a question regarding the inner workings of General Motors new development efforts regarding fuel cells.

    Tom Howe – Flying W Ranch – Hotchkiss, Colorado

    • bernal pacheco on February 10, 2011 at 9:00 AM
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    I am a resident of the San Luis Valley (Manassa, Colo.), may I ask a question in regards to the Veteran’s Administration?

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