Bergman duty bound

To the Journal editor:

In 1969, a young U.S. Marine named Jack Bergman took the oath of enlistment and swore to support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies foreign and domestic.

For 30 years he was “on point,” defending and protecting the American dream and the American promise.

U.S. Rep. Bergman, R-Watersmeet, reaffirmed that oath when he was sworn in as a member of the House of Representatives. General Bergman is the highest ranking military officer ever elected to Congress.

Unfortunately, Bergman seems reluctant to meet with his constituents unless they are financial contributors. Attempts to convey thoughts that pertain to the security of America or to the other issues that concern the citizens of the First District have repeatedly fallen on the deaf ears of his staff so I find that my only recourse is to go public with this appeal.

General, you must call for and/or fully support an investigation into the alleged hacking of our election process by the Russian Federation, and public disclosure of the findings.

Additionally you must call for and/or fully support an investigation into our current president’s tax returns to assure the American public that there have been no entanglements — loans, debts, gifts etc. — between the Russian Federation and President Trump or any of his many far flung business interests. And again, the findings must be made public.

General Bergman, you are still “on point.” Lights out has not yet been called. Taps has not yet sounded. You must do the job you swore to do. Defending America means finding the truth wherever it may lead.

Sir, I hope that someday you will find that courage you had as a young Marine and face the Americans that you represent as bravely as you faced this country’s foes in the past.

John Hunter

Traverse City