My Open Letter to @SenToomey: Trump On The First

Trumping The First
Trump on the First Amendment

Senator Toomey:

As one of my duly-elected representatives, you have sworn to uphold the Constitution of the United States. Donald Trump did too, but his contempt for the First Amendment is made clear every day. I want to know that you will oppose his dangerous, anti-democratic views on core values so important that the framers placed them first in The Bill of Rights:

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

Donald Trump wants to eliminate a constitutionally-mandated check on his power by branding the press “enemies of the people”. Your colleague John McCain has called this out for the dictatorial rhetoric that it is. I urge you to add your voice in condemning this affront to our rights.

Remember that I am exercising these very rights guaranteed by the First Amendment when I protest and reach out to you. I am a concerned citizen of Pennsylvania and these United States, and I am your constituent. Don’t disrespect me by calling me a paid protestor, and don’t expect me to stop speaking out and reaching out if you won’t listen to me and speak to me.

I look forward to an email or written response at your earliest convenience.

A Concerned Constituent

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