Open letter to Boebert

The following is an excerpt from a letter I sent to Rep. Lauren Boebert. I urge everyone to write to their representatives, regardless of your views. They cannot be held accountable for misrepresenting the People if we don’t tell them what we think.  Whether you love her or hate her, tell her what you think. Don’t just sit around and complain. This is how democracy works.  

Regarding your decision to run for Representative of Colorado Congressional District 4:  

 • Your tactic of switching districts only serves to underscore the fact that you are more interested in preserving your spot in the House of Representatives than you are in representing your constituents.

• Your unexpected near-loss in the last election is a strong signal from the People that they do not condone the MAGA tainted, retribution-fueled fighting that currently characterizes our government. You are welcome to harbor your own opinions, but please realize that a significant percentage of your constituents do not share your views.

• I want to remind you that your position of representative is a job and should be treated as such. Your job description is to represent all of your constituents as best possible. You have been commissioned to gather the opinions, wants and desires of your constituents, take them to Washington, and present them to Congress. It is your responsibility to do this, even if you do not agree with the opinions of your constituents.

• If you do not adequately represent your constituents, you are not suitable for the job, and you will be “fired” by the voters. You will find this to be true regardless of which district you “represent.”  

In my opinion, you are failing as a representative and appear to be using your position to further your own agenda. The voters will be the ultimate judge.

– Don Baldwin, Durango