Congress Urges Redskins to Change Name

The U.S. Capitol building in Washington.

On many occasions, people have asked me why I hate Congress. Why people would ask this in general, I don’t know. There are so many reasons why people hate Congress that I suppose they just want to see which one I choose. I can just picture a game show announcer saying,

“Will it be

a) because Congress struggles to perform one of their most important responsibilities each year, that being to pass a budget

b) because they fail to represent the people they serve

c) because they vote against legislation that the majority of the public is in favor of

d) because they accomplish nothing

or e) all of the above ?”

Among all these, I would like to add that Congress doing stupid stuff in general should probably be an option, but when I say that to people, they ask me, “What do you mean?” and “Can you give me an example?” Most of the time, I’m not able to come up with one off the top of my head, but thanks to Congress, I’ll have one to talk about for a long time.

As reported by, ten members of Congress are urging the Redskins to change their name because it is offensive to Native Americans. Congress can’t pass a budget, pass basic gun control laws, fix the economy, or get out of overseas wars, but you can bet they are capable of writing a letter to Redskins owner Dan Snyder demanding he change the name. Honestly one of the dumbest things I’ve ever heard of. There are more important things then playing the race card on a football team, Congress. Perhaps you should take another look at out financial debt, unemployment rate, import/export ratio, health care, education, and I don’t know, maybe things that actually affect the American public. Native Americans are practically if not entirely extinct as a race, so forgive me if I sound insensitive, but unless you want the whole country starving again like you guys did on the Trail of Tears, I’d suggest you write a letter to your congress members telling them to shut the hell up.

Something else that really bothered me about this was that one of the leaders that wrote this letter, Tom Cole, is a representative from the state of Oklahoma, which is where that horrible tornado ruled through. Well, Moore, Oklahoma happens to be in his district! So instead of putting all of his time and effort into relief efforts for all of the people that have lost their homes, if not friends and family members, he’s writing a letter to Dan Snyder saying that “Redskins is offensive”.

There are so many things that I would like to say here, but as someone who hopes to be a journalist someday, I have to keep my expletives to a minimum. What I will say is this:

1) Tom Cole, you should be ashamed of yourself, not just as a representative but as a human being

2) I’m about this close < from praying every day that you get voted out of office and maybe on the way out you can slap all the tornado survivors in the face since you’ve basically done that through your actions

3) Dan Snyder, do one good thing in your life and keep the name the same

Anyone who thinks Congress is doing a great job needs a serious reality check people. Seriously people. I think our high school graduates could do as good a job.

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