With gratitude

Congressman Jim Matheson
2012-11-20 18:25:20
If you are having trouble viewing this E-newsletter, please visit [matheson.congressnewsletter.net/mail/util.cfm for the Web Version. Congressman Jim Matheson, 2nd Congressional District of Utah Dear Friend, As we gather this week with family and friends for the Thanksgiving holiday, our thoughts turn to what truly enriches our lives. I am grateful to be an American, with a renewed opportunity to serve my community, my state and my nation. I am grateful, as Adlai Stevenson once said � �that which unites us as American citizens is far greater than that which divides us as political parties.� One of the great blessings of liberty and freedom is the right to debate and argue a point of view, listen to opposing views and then come together to move forward over common ground to reach solutions.� How wise the Founding Fathers were to build the need for consensus into the legislative branch of government in order to pass laws and set policy. I am grateful in this job to have met so many extraordinary Utahns from all walks of life who face each day with faith and optimism in their ability to make a bright future for their children and to contribute to a safe, more prosperous world.� From the veteran, to the teacher, to the small business owner, I have had reaffirmed what I initially learned from my mom and dadthat there is honor in public service. It�s a value my wife and I strive to pass on to our sons. Many Utahns will not have the joy of family members sitting together around the holiday table, such as those whose loved ones are serving in the military.� I am grateful for their sacrifice and commitment to duty and look forward to their safe return. Thank you for the honor of representing you in Congress.� From my family to yours, best wishes for a safe, enjoyable Thanksgiving. Sincerely, [image = matheson.congressnewsletter.net/images/user_images/JM_signature.gif] U.S. Representative 2nd District of Utah Tell a Friend* Survey/Question [survey] [image = matheson.congressnewsletter.net/common/images/sn-digg.gif]Share on Digg [image = matheson.congressnewsletter.net/common/images/sn-facebook.png]Share on Facebook [image = matheson.congressnewsletter.net/common/images/sn-linkedin.png]Share on LinkedIn [image = matheson.congressnewsletter.net/common/images/sn-twitter.png]Share on Twitter [image = matheson.congressnewsletter.net/common/images/sn-gplus.png]
November 20, 2012

Dear Friend,

As we gather this week with family and friends for the Thanksgiving holiday, our thoughts turn to what truly enriches our lives.

I am grateful to be an American, with a renewed opportunity to serve my community, my state and my nation.

I am grateful, as Adlai Stevenson once said – “that which unites us as American citizens is far greater than that which divides us as political parties.”

One of the great blessings of liberty and freedom is the right to debate and argue a point of view, listen to opposing views and then come together to move forward over common ground to reach solutions.  How wise the Founding Fathers were to build the need for consensus into the legislative branch of government in order to pass laws and set policy.

I am grateful in this job to have met so many extraordinary Utahns from all walks of life who face each day with faith and optimism in their ability to make a bright future for their children and to contribute to a safe, more prosperous world.  From the veteran, to the teacher, to the small business owner, I have had reaffirmed what I initially learned from my mom and dad—that there is honor in public service. It’s a value my wife and I strive to pass on to our sons.

Many Utahns will not have the joy of family members sitting together around the holiday table, such as those whose loved ones are serving in the military.  I am grateful for their sacrifice and commitment to duty and look forward to their safe return.

Thank you for the honor of representing you in Congress.  From my family to yours, best wishes for a safe, enjoyable Thanksgiving.


Sincerely,

U.S. Representative
2nd District of Utah

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