To The Men And Women Of The Congress Of The United States:

You folks always claim to be working for us, the American People, and quite often invite us to contact you if we have something we want to bring to your attention. I sincerely hope you mean that, because I have something I want to say:

Motion Picture Association of America President Chris Dodd - one of your former colleagues, though for the life of me I can't at the moment recall anything worthwhile he ever had anything to do with during that time - has a lot of nerve threatening to cut off campaign contributions to those members of Congress who take his money but don’t support his ill-advised legislation that is little more than legalized censorship. 

As an American I am appalled and  outraged. Congress is supposed to support the American People - you know, US -  not narrow-minded special interest groups who seem hell-bent on destroying some of the freedoms that make this country so great. 

But there's a way to nullify his threat: Send the money back. Take a stand for doing the right thing for once, instead of worrying about how much cash you have in your "war chests." A majority of Americans have already spoken out against this legislation; listen to them and tell the MPAA they can keep their dirty money.

And while you're at it, tell Chris Dodd that if he's going to run the Motion Picture Association of America, then perhaps his first duty should be to ensure that more movies are being made that are actually worth going to see! I really don't know that we really need any more "Saw" sequels - or any more Seth Rogen or Will Ferrell movies, either, now that I think of it.

I don't know that any of you will do as I've asked. I'd like to think maybe a few of you will, but Lord knows you people have disappointed me before. But at least nobody can ever accuse me of not having tried...

Thanks for your time. Now do the right thing.

Yours to a cinder,

John A. Small
Tishomingo, Oklahoma