Letter: Tipton needs to meet public
As a 19-year veteran teacher in Colorado public schools, I have become well acquainted with the Colorado Academic Standards. One standard of which Rep. Scott Tipton assuredly is aware is “Students can explain the origins, structure and functions of the three branches of the U.S. government.”
Certainly members of Congress are quite busy these days, but I implore Tipton to fulfill a function that James Madison wrote about in The Federalist No. 57, that U.S. representatives “will enter into the public service under circumstances which cannot fail to produce a temporary affection at least to their constituents. There is in every breast a sensibility to marks of honor, of favor, of esteem and of confidence, which, apart from all considerations of interest, is some pledge for grateful and benevolent returns.”
I have contacted Tipton’s office several times this month in hopes of scheduling a meeting and appealing to the sensibility about which Madison wrote. Despite assurances from a staffer that my request would be forwarded to Tipton’s scheduler, I have not received the favor of a reply.
I ask that Tipton fulfill his function as a U.S. Representative and hold a public event wherein we may communicate issues important to us. All other members of Colorado’s delegation to Washington have held such public events. The voters of Colorado’s 3rd District would like to share our concerns.
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