My dearest Senator Scott:

After last night’s “shitshow” (not my words but those of a valued fellow blogger) on all major networks, I received an e-mail via twitter from one of my state’s Senators, Rick Scott.

Last week, Senator Rick Scott joined his colleagues in supporting a resolution expressing support for the Pledge of Allegiance. The resolution passed the U.S. Senate with unanimous consent. 

On the Senate floor, Senator Rick Scott said, “The Left is trying to undo the foundational principles of this country, but freedom is fleeting and worth fighting for, and I won’t stop fighting for the country I was raised in.”

With measured civility and respect, uncommon traits within Senator Scott’s affiliations, I responded as follows:

“The Left is trying to undo the foundational principles of this country”…….Senator Scott, with all due respect, perhaps you ought to be looking within your own party and leadership for the ones who are undoing our foundational principles.  I no longer pledge allegiance to a piece of cloth – I pledge my allegiance to the ethics and moral leadership which has forged our country into the greatest nation on earth.  No need for rallies and folks wearing MAGA caps.  All that is necessary is to read about the history of our country, the sacrifices of its veterans, the service of its humble leaders.  I also will never stop fighting for the country I was raised in.

A proud Florida Democrat and patriot,

Larry P. Brown