I knew it would happen – Predicting Politicians is a no-brainer. I had scheduled a meeting to meet with your director after repeated attempts to meet with you personally concerning numerous letters I’ve written without any answers. The letters all addressed issues that face the citizens of NJ in the 32nd Legislative District and specifically here in North Bergen. But just as I opened this letter – “Predictment” came true, the meeting scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017 at 1 PM was cancelled a few hours before the meeting. Not surprising at all to me – for after dealing with politicians for over 45 years, I knew the meeting would be cancelled – for a time I already had another appointment. Why did I know this? Answer that as you may – it means that I want to meet with our duly elected “by the people” representative of the 32nd Legislative District of NJ – not with her director of communications or anyone else.
Purposes of meeting with duly elective representatives of the people are many – which all point to the duties and responsibilities of every American citizen “to establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity…” And that relationship between constituent and representative in particular works wholeheartedly to benefit the general welfare of all the people. But you, Ms. Jimenez, do not answer emails, faxes, phone calls (only by assistants), or letters, nor do you hold town hall meetings. Then what recourse do the people have to get answers?
Just as our Founding Fathers framed in the Preamble of the U.S. Constitution, I must ask you a most very important question – how do we establish a “more perfect Union” if the people cannot correspond with the representatives? PREAMBLE TO U.S. CONSTITUTION “We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America. And if we ever meet we could discuss what gouverneur Morris and James Madison meant by “a more perfect Union.”