Copy of a letter I (Janalee Tobias) sent to Senator Orrin Hatch

Discussion in 'The Constitutional & RKBA Forum' started by WAGCEVP, Jan 25, 2009.


    WAGCEVP New Member

    May 25, 2003
    Copy of a letter I sent to Senator Orrin Hatch

    Dear Senator Hatch,

    Throughout the years you have assured me that you protect the Second Amendment.

    However, with your support of Eric Holder, you are slapping all of us honest, law-abiding gun owners in the face!

    Please don't send me the form letter that you're sending out trying to justify your support of Eric Holder. I've also read your feel-good "let's let the President choose his cabinet" speeches you're making to the media. Umm--if you haven't heard, President Obama has an "F" rating from the NRA and GOA. If President Obama's choice for the nation's top law-enforcer doesn't protect my gun rights, don't you dare keep blabbing on about President Obama's right to choose his cabinet. It's YOUR job to protect the citizens of the United States from ANYONE who would take any one of our rights away--ESPECIALLY GUN RIGHTS!

    I support Dr. Stephen P. Halbrook's assessment of Eric Holder and have watched his testimony to the Senate Judiciary Committee. How you can continue to support Eric Holder after hearing these facts just proves that the longer you are in office, the worse your case of Potomac Fever gets. All of us who are true supporters of the Second Amendment intend to discredit your so-called support of Second Amendment rights.

    I gave a speech to the Utah Eagle Forum last Saturday about how our gun rights under a Barack Hussein Obama adminstration are in danger--and that leading the way to the disentegration of our gun rights is Eric Holder. I read Eric Holder's anti-gun agenda, and they were literally gasping for air. When I told the 250 members in attendance that you are his biggest cheerleader, there was an audible groan in the audience. You're welcome to view my speech and hear for yourself. The Eagle Forum was taping the convention and they will be making copies of DVDs available. I'll be happy to purchase your copy.

    I'm asking for you to call me at: (Number romoved for privacy) and explain to me on the phone--or in person would be even better--how Eric Holder will protect the Second Amendment of the Constitution of the United States--therefore, keeping me and my family safe from harm.

    In the meantime, I'll just be here, you know--clinging to my guns and my religion.

    Best regards,

    Janalee Tobias, President and Founder
    Women Against Gun Control, "Ladies of High Caliber"
    "The Second Amendment IS the Equal Rights Amendment"

    cc: The Indepence Institute and several other pro-gun organizations and individuals

    104 Hart Office Building - Washington, DC 20510 - Tel: (202) 224-5251 - Fax: (202) 224

    WAGCEVP New Member

    May 25, 2003
    I have a copy of her speech given @ the Eagle Forum. If anybody wants to see it.

  3. Marlin T

    Marlin T Well-Known Member

    Jul 8, 2005
    New Mexico
    Ohhhh Ra!!!

    Post the link man, post the link.

    WAGCEVP New Member

    May 25, 2003
    aint no link .......... yet

    but here it is:
    Clinging to Guns and Religion...What we can expect during an Obama Presidency

    ...There have been times in my life as I'm sure each one of you have experienced when we have had trials that seem too much for us to bear. It has been during these times when I have turned to God and my religion for strength. In fact, a favorite hymn of mine contains the words, The Lord is my light, the Lord is my strength, I know in His might, I'll conquer at length.

    Throughout my life, I have experienced a great deal of harassment from men who have stalked me or followed me home. Since I became a political activist, I have received a great deal of hate mail and vandalism to my home, cars, and pets. It has been during these times that I have relied on my guns for protection. There's not a more helpless feeling than sitting in your home knowing that if someone broke into your house, and you didn't have a gun, that you would have to call 911 or reach for a broom for protection. Well, I'll tell you what I'll be reaching for my 9 MM or my Beretta or my Browning. There's a real sense of security knowing that guns at least give you a fighting chance against rapists, thieves, and murderers. Or put another way, When there aren't any warm, strong shoulders of a man to lean on for protection, nothing feels better than the cold, steel barrel of a gun.

    God, my religion, and my guns have been a great strength to me throughout my life and have protected me and have given me security when all else has failed.

    So, when then candidate Barack Obama said at a San Francisco fundraiser, "So it's not surprising then that they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren't like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations, I'm offended by that. For Obama to try to score cheap political points with the liberals in San Francisco and make a mockery of my faith and firearms which our founding fathers gave us--the inalienable right to own, is disgusting.

    Patrick Henry said, "The great object is that every man be armed. Everyone who is able, may have a gun. And yes, he meant every woman as well—the 2nd Amendment says "the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed. The founding fathers could have said , the right of men, but they assured the right of women as well as men to keep and bear arms.

    Here's what the good book says about the ability to protect yourself in Luke 22:36: "Then he said unto them, But now, he that hath a purse, let him take it, and likewise his scrip: and he that hath no sword, let him sell his garment and buy one." Also, in Luke 11:21, Jesus said, "When a strong man armed keepeth his palace, his goods are in peace." I know at one point Jesus told Peter to put up his sword, but He did not tell him to give up his sword.

    Mormon church prophet, Joseph Smith, Jr., wrote in a letter to his Uncle John in Nauvoo, June 17, 1844, “…If a mob annoy you, defend yourselves to the very last…never give up your arms, but die first….” Joseph Smith also wrote to his wife Emma while he was in Carthage Jail, June 27, 1844, “There is one principal which is Eternal. It is the duty of all men to protect their lives and the lives of their households whenever necessity requires. And no power has a right to forbid it.”

    I choose to abide by the teachings of Jesus, Joseph Smith, and our founding fathers--they care more about my safety than Barack Obama does.

    Thankfully, millions of Americans also are abiding by the teachings of the “good book,” our founding fathers, and other religious and spiritual leaders. Gun sales and ammo sales have skyrocketed since Obama won the presidency. Record numbers of people are attending gun shows. I can vouch for that. I attended last Saturday’s gun show and it was packed and many of the vendors had run out of ammo. Going to gun shows renews my faith in the American people to know that not everyone is waiting on the government to protect them, feed them, and clothe them.

    During his campaign, Obama told a crowd at a glass factory in Pennsylvania, “If you’ve got a gun in your house, I’m not taking it,’’ Obama said. But the Illinois senator could still see skeptics in the crowd, particularly on the faces of several men at the back of the room. So he tried again. “Even if I want to take them away, I don’t have the votes in Congress,’’ he said. “This can’t be the reason not to vote for me. Can everyone hear me in the back? I see a couple of sportsmen back there. I’m not going to take away your guns.’’

    While Obama was a candidate for senator in Illinois, his candidate questionnaire asked: Question 35. Do you support state legislation to: a. ban the manufacture, sale and possession of handguns? Yes. b. ban assault weapons? Yes. c. mandatory waiting periods and background checks? Yes. As a U.S. Senator, he received an F rating from the NRA and Gun Owners of America from issues ranging to voting to renew the assault weapons ban to mandatory child safety locks, and several other votes against gun owners and gun manufacturers.

    Obama said even if he wanted to take away your guns, he wouldn’t have the votes in Congress. Well, he might not have the votes in Congress, but he can appoint judges who have anti-gun biases. Worse yet, hearings are currently being held in the Judiciary Committee to confirm Eric Holder as U.S. Attorney General. Here’s a little bit about Eric Holder in case you haven’t heard: Holder supports:

    federal licensing of handgun owners
    a three-day waiting period on handgun sales
    rationing handgun sales to no more than one per month
    banning possession of handguns and so-called "assault weapons" by anyone under age 21
    a gun show restriction bill that would have given the federal government the power to shut down all gun shows
    national gun registration

    Wrote an amicus brief to the Supreme Court of the U.S. in the recent Heller case in which he stated that a complete ban of handguns and rifles did not violate the Second Amendment and that guns are only for the National Guard
    And that’s not all—he worked in the Clinton administration to pardon white collar criminals and terrorists. He played controversial roles in WACO and the kidnapping of Elian Gonzales.

    So, why, then, with all these strikes against him, is Eric Holder’s biggest cheerleader Senator Orrin Hatch? His decision to support Eric Holder could undermine GOP efforts to stall or block the confirmation. Most Obama’s cabinet nominees are known for their anti-gun biases, but Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.) said that Holder would be the only Cabinet nominee to face a tough confirmation fight.

    I know that Orrin Hatch has a great respect for the Eagle Forum and those who attend Eagle Forum conventions. I believe that if the people here today, the “Magnum Force” of Utah, bombarded Orrin Hatch’s office with faxes, phone calls, e-mails, and even personal visits to Hatch’s office—and asked a few people to do the same—that he could be persuaded to withdraw his support for Eric Holder. As I prepared for this speech, I asked gun groups what I could tell you is the most pressing issue right now to protect gun rights, and they all agreed that it is to stop the confirmation of Eric Holder as U.S. Attorney General. Since Harry Reid is facing a potential tough re-election race in 2010, some people believe that he may start listening to the public on this issue. If Holder is approved by the Judiciary Committee, then we should also bombard Senator Bennett in record numbers.

    I have Hatch’s information with me today if you want to get it from me, or it’s really pretty easy to find in the phone books or on-line.

    Gun groups also mentioned to be aware of the proposed Blair Holt Gun Laws which bear a striking resemblance to the Nazi Weapons Laws of 1938. An Obama administration will also attempt to slide gun control through amendments and expanding other gun control bills, executive regulations, and of course, by appointing anti-gun judges....
  5. Haligan

    Haligan Well-Known Member

    Feb 25, 2008
    FEMA Region II
    Dear Sir/Madem,
    Thank you for your comments, your conserns matter so much to me, I just want to say Bla Bla Bla Bla Bla Bla Bla.....
    Sincerly Sen Orrin Hatch

    P.S. Please find enclosed a contribution envelope for my next election.
  6. RunningOnMT

    RunningOnMT New Member

    Nov 19, 2008
    Akron, Ohio
    Great letter to Sen Hatch and speech. I hope they have some impact on Hatch and others but I'm not holding my breath. I have rid myself of any delusion that legislators care what many of us think.
  7. dge479

    dge479 New Member

    Oct 6, 2004
    Haskell NJ
    Really makes ya feel like they give two craps don't it???
  8. ampaterry

    ampaterry *TFF Admin Staff Chaplain* Staff Member Supporting Member

    Dec 20, 2008
    West Tennessee
    Some years ago, a buddy and I wrote to our congressman concerning an issue about which we disagreed on. One of us supported a bill, one of us opposed it.
    We got together and compared the responses we got.
    They were indeed two different form letters; one in favor of the bill, one opposed to it.

    I still envision some staffer opening the mail, reading it, and selecting the form letter from the proper stack to mail back.
  9. cycloneman

    cycloneman Well-Known Member

    Dec 16, 2008
    I hear you. Nobody listens to the words you write. To keep our gun rights it's going to take good old fashioned money. IT'S ALL ABOUT THE MONEY. MONEY TALKS AND BULL SH** WALKS. NRA/ILA, ABC, WTF gotta spend money.

    Gotta spend money to protect the constitution. Go Figure
    Last edited: Jan 27, 2009
  10. Haligan, that's the same letter I get when writing to my two most favorite Senators, Feinstein and Boxer!! They all seem to have access to the same form letter. I do believe that they're in it for something other than the rights of The People. Perhaps that donation envelope has something to do with it? Nevertheless, an excellent letter. I only wish that my "faithful servants of the people" would respond positively. TJ
  11. UncleFudd

    UncleFudd Well-Known Member

    Mar 23, 2008
    Phoenix, Az
    You go girl and that is a very impressive letter to a very deserving IMHO senator.
    I have watched this man begin to act much like McCain in the past few years and I am always surprised that he is not more often severely challenged by the constituents of his state.
    I was appalled to see he had voted in favor of him and Geitner but I guess class and honesty can take a break for a generation and it appears it has so done with Orrin.
    I honestly believed he was made of better stuff.

  12. azsigman

    azsigman New Member

    Dec 2, 2004
    Flagstaff, Arizona
    Does anyone else get the feeling that Sen Orin, and any other legislator for that matter, could give a crap what we think or want ?????? THEY know what's best...:mad::mad::mad:
  13. RunningOnMT

    RunningOnMT New Member

    Nov 19, 2008
    Akron, Ohio
  14. I sent an E-mail to Mr. Hatch about this subject. I have received NO reply as of yet. :mad: This was about 2 weeks ago....
    I' worked for his re-election several time and now will NOT ever support him of his pal Mr. Bennett ever again. :mad:
    They have both turned their backs on the Home folks and said "we Know better than you"!!!:eek:
    So much for Utah being the REDDEST State in the nation....:(
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