Today, in a fit of anger over the rejection of the gun safety bill, I went to the senate’s website to find out if my senators had been part of the block that stopped it. One of my senators, Sen. Mark Kirk (R-ILL), was listed as a “nay” on one of the ammendments voted on today. Incensed, I decided to make my voice heard, and wrote him an extremely strongly worded letter. After sending, I realized that all the other “nay” votes on this particular gun bill ammendment were by democrats. It dawned on me that I was, in fact, looking at the wrong ammendment entirely.
Turns out Sentor Kirk was one of THREE republicans to dissent from the party and stand up to NRA lobbyists and actually vote to pass the ammendment to expand background checks. This shows a laudible act of bipartisanship and good sense. So, throughly embarrassed, I sent this correction to my previous message.
While I don’t recommend messing up which way your Senator voted, I do stand by contacting your senators about the issues you care about.
ALL PEOPLE SHOULD ACTIVELY PARTICIPATE IN DEMOCRACY, EVEN IDIOTS LIKE ME.