[recipient address was inserted here]
Dear [recipient name was inserted here],
I am writing to protest the statement that the Senate will not seat Roland
Burris due to the actions of the Governor that appointed him.
The Constitution is very clear on how vacancies are filled and I believe
that any attempt to circumvent the article is both Unconstitutional and
Until such time as the Governor is impeached and removed from office his
appointment of Roland Burris is fully Constitutional.
Stand up for the Constitution and oppose this political theater for what
it is. Do not meekly accept the will of the Majority Leader over the law
of the land.
MSgt Phillip Gwinn USMC/ret
NOT IN THE LETTER FROM THIS POINT.
|Appointment of Senatorial Vacancies||When vacancies happen in the representation of any State in the Senate, the executive authority of such State shall issue writs of election to fill such vacancies: Provided, That the legislature of any State may empower the executive thereof to make temporary appointments until the people fill the vacancies by election as the legislature may direct||17th Amendment|