Dear Senator Goodrich:
I am writing to you today to wish you a happy belated birthday. If you were alive you would be 254 years old. As you can imagine a lot has happened since your passing in 1815, but I suspect as the saying goes, “the more things change the more they stay the same.”
Recently member of congress could not come to agreement about a budget. I would imagine that during your tenure in congress during the late 1700’s and early 1800’s you saw a lot of wild discussions. You and your fellow congressmen did a lot of work during that time. I mean you did manage to pass the 11th amendment, which allowed states to maintain their sovereignty. And ratify the Jay Treaty, which settled issues that remained between the British and the United States after the revolution. And that is just in the year 1795. That seems like you got a lot of work done in that year alone.
I was wondering if you could maybe pass some sort of words of wisdom along to the current members of Congress. They just can’t seem to get very much accomplished.