The following is a suggested open letter to an MP to explain the general disillusionment we feel with the ruling establishment and why we want change, which we believe will lead to a better, free, democratic, peaceful and prosperous country for everyone. Clearly, getting the Editor of a local paper to publish it is far more effective than putting it in an envelope and posting it to him or her. It is short and is not specific, but adding details would make it far longer, although there is a much longer version. Letters to local newspapers are normally up to 250-300 words.
Now is the time and we can all make a difference by writing such letters and sending to MPs to let them know what we think. This may not change any minds at once, but over time and reflection, and the realisation they currently represent a failed past and political establishment, and we can see through their scheming, some will come on-side with us, the People, to help build a better future.
If you like this idea and letter, please feel free to use and adapt, and my best wishes. If a self-serving professional politician dismisses you and your efforts, then you are not alone, but as Thomas Paine wrote:
Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly: it is dearness only that gives everything its value.
An Open Invitation to xxxx xxxx MP to join the People
Please re-consider your party loyalties and priorities, as part of your duty to your constituents, especially to good, honest hard-working people.
Over the years many people gave up on politics, disgusted and disillusioned by the behaviour of politicians. We felt powerless, that our wishes, hopes and fears were being systematically ignored; and we were being repeatedly deceived and manipulated especially during elections, whilst the burdens placed upon us were being increased. As a country, our place in the world was slipping away, and closer to home so too were our communities and what we hold dear. We had become trivialised spectators and it hurt to see the most vulnerable being abused, which could have been prevented. We saw major problems getting worse; competence and results were replaced by spin, false ‘promises’, deceit and denial.
Recently, the exciting prospect of change for the better has occurred. UKIP honestly speaks our language; is not tainted; crosses all sections of our society; and is attracting brave, dedicated Parliamentarians and local councillors, who put principle and People before party and promotion. Here is a new dispensation or relationship between government and governed; truly government of the People, by the People, for the People based on commitment, integrity, trust, mutual respect, understanding, compassion, shared responsibilities and hope.
Now is the time for courage, to stand with the People against crony corporatism and a tainted political establishment. Everyone standing with you believes that our long island story, the struggle for liberty, democracy, social justice and prosperity, must continue and can inspire the world.