An Open Letter to Susan Brooks

Mrs. Brooks,

It’s me again, Ken.

I would like to again express my gratitude for your service on behalf of the People of the 5th Congressional District here in Indiana.

A diverse group to represent

Now that I have formally declared, through written media, at my intent to replace you as a member of Congress I would still love to sit, and chat with you at any point between now and the 2020 election. I promise I am not angry, just inquisitive, and I love conversing with people. Especially when they represent me or I represent them.

Thank you for making me feel so voiceless in my own government that I’ve decided to become active in our community.

Nevertheless I would like to fully declare to you and anyone willing to listen,

When in the course of human events it becomes necessary for people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them, or at least governed them, during ones lifetime.

Word for word from the Declaration of Independence

Whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundations on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.

Yes, I’m still using the Declaration of Independence

The Declaration spoke to the people then, and I really believe that it speaks to those who will listen today.

My statements and concerns have not changed over the course of my months long search to speak with you as a voter, and now as a candidate eyeing your publicly elected office in Indiana. If you are reading this, and don’t know about my quest to speak with you, I would at this point be shocked if that were true. But, in any case, please feel free to visit past links from the On Politics tab. Please, bare in mind that this is only the tip of the iceberg in terms of my attempts to have a conversation with you about your policies, thoughts, stances, and upcoming legislation. My communication with you began quite sometime ago via email. Then, phone calls. I even signed up for Twitter and now I’m blogging. I’m doing all of this in the hopes of being heard.

I’m not bitter, but emboldened by your dismissal of me and what I can only believe are the countless other voters in our district.

If I didn’t feel that way, I wouldn’t actually think this could work

So much in fact that I have thrown myself into the mix to replace you as the State of Indiana’s 5th Congressional District Representative. No, i’m not joking and I do plan on being apart of the conversation that moves our state forward for the foreseeable future. I’ve even been in contact with every news organization in our District and am currently in discussions with the Secretary of State’s office.

More on that later

Teaser: Complaints have been filed

Congresswoman Brooks,

You alone are not the sole reason for my current feelings of disillusionment with our Government here locally in Indiana or on a national level in Washington D.C. But, with the announcement of your retirement I see this as a great opportunity for the people of the 5th District of Indiana to send a message to the nation about who, how, and why we elect people to represent us here in Indiana.

I honestly believe that this district, our State as a whole, and our Country are being misrepresented by those in elected offices when it comes to some key common sense issues. Plenty of time to talk about those issues between now and next November.

I’m not here to speak negatively about any one particular person or political party.

I’m here to speak to, with, and hopefully for my State.

I want all Hoosiers to know they do have an Independent option. If they so choose.

Your silence over the last election cycle has unknowingly and I would imagine unintentionally motivated me to not remain silent.

Dante Alighieri

As always thank you for your time.


We the People of the 5th District

We the People of Indiana

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