An Open Letter from A Supportive Voter

September 1, 2020

Dear Voter,

I hate politicians.  It doesn’t matter if they are republican, democrat, green party, or independent.   My deep-seated dislike and distrust comes from years of broken promises, sketchy deals behind the scenes, and the feeling that they don’t represent me or my family in any way and are rooted in their own self-interest.

With that said, I am writing this letter to express my support for Martin Weber for Congress in the upcoming 2020 election.  There are several reasons why it is imperative for him to win the seat, the most important being that he will represent his constituents’ interests and cannot be bought, lobbied, or coerced to vote against the principles which drive his life and therefore, his campaign.

We are living in a world and country that is deeply divided and people are fighting and losing friends and family connections over many issues that I won’t get into here.  You already know what those issues are.   The issue that has been pushed to the back burner in the mainstream is that of Veteran’s Healthcare and Rights.  I come from a family of Veterans in numerous branches of the Armed Forces and have sadly seen the state of health care offered to those who sacrificed themselves to protect the people of the United States.   It needs to be fixed for the Veterans that need it today and for future veterans!   My son is only 12 but has his heart set on enlisting in the Navy.  Although he will be able to make his own decision when the time comes, as a mother I would feel better about his decision to serve our country if I knew that he wouldn’t be left to die waiting for appointments for medical or mental health issues and that he would get the care that befits someone altruistic enough to fight for our country.  So this isn’t just about Veterans being left behind now, this is also about changing the system to protect our future heroes who will no doubt face great challenges.  Martin Weber knows all too well the state of our V.A. Health Care and will fight with his heart and soul to change it, make it better, and to make it worthy of our Veterans present and future.

Martin Weber will also fight for term limits for Congress.   I wholeheartedly agree with this agenda.  If a politician spends 30 or 40 years in office, not only are they disconnected with the reality of their constituents, but they are also able to cause more damage when they consolidate power, connections, and become immune to the laws that govern the rest of us.  There are too many career politicians in Congress that are focused on their own interests and it has become deeply damaging to this country. Career politicians and judges have proven themselves incapable of upholding the Constitution, running this country economically and socially, and working for the people rather than special interest groups.

Speaking of the upholding the Constitution, the Second Amendment states, “ A well-regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.”   It has become abundantly clear in the last few months that our right to protect ourselves, our families, and our homes is something that needs to be preserved.  Martin Weber will not be swayed in his conviction to keep the Second Amendment intact.  One needs to only look at history to understand that an unarmed populace is fodder for totalitarian control and abuse.

If we want change, we need to care.   We need to vote for politicians that care instead of someone that is the lesser of two evils.  We need to start local and critically think about our values and who represents those values.   Martin Weber is the candidate who will represent us and our values.  His beliefs and motives are from the heart, not the wallet.  I guess I don’t hate all politicians, because I will be voting for him.


Gloria Smith

Ocean County, NJ