Letters – Doggett draws fire for words, deeds
To the Editor:
On Sept. 16, 2010, the Post-Register (Doggett working to ensure vets receive what they earned) quoted Rep. Doggett as saying, “….meaningful response to those in uniform and their families should be measured not by words, but by our deeds.”
Why then did Rep. Doggett refuse to support our troops when he voted to undermine our commanders in the
field and place military decisions in the hands of politicians? He voted to give a date (90 days) to retreat and surrender in Iraq. (HR2237 ‘07) In 2006, he decided that Iraq was not a part of the “Global War on Terror” (HRES 861) and again in ‘07, Rep. Doggett voted against providing emergency appropriations (funds) to our already-engaged troops in Iraq (HR2206); being only 1 of 140 Democrats to do so!
Luckily, for our brave men and women serving to keep us safe, Rep. Doggett’s votes were defeated.
Rep. Doggett’s “words” and “deeds” continue to be at opposite ends of the continuum. He states that he is a Christian, as are the vast majority of Americans, but votes in favor of human cloning, abortion (including partial-birth abortion), transporting pregnant minors across state lines for abortions, gay marriage, and for taking “under God” out of our Pledge of Allegiance. (HR534, HR3660, HR748, HJ RES88, HR2028)
Rep. Doggett said he is “working to keep money in our pockets,” (Post-Register, Oct. 29, 2009) but he votes to raise our monthly electric bills and gas pump prices. (HR2454)
In 1995, Rep. Doggett took an oath to uphold our U.S. Constitution but has continually tried to take away our Second Amendment Right of gun ownership. (HR 1036) Presently, Rep. Doggett is trying to dismantle our Texas Constitution with his “Doggett Amendment,” which violates our Texas Constitution and may cost Texas $830 million in federal monies for education.
We must continually watch over our elected officials to compare their “words” (used to get elected and/or re-elected), with their “deeds” (votes). They should be the same.
“Words” followed by identical “deeds,” prove the person’s integrity, and this person should continue to represent us. However, “words” followed by opposing “deeds” prove a person as one not to be trusted, and certainly not deserving of our vote. Unfortunately, Rep. Doggett has forgotten that he is supposed to be representing us and our values, ideals and most importantly, our U.S. and Texas Constitutions.