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Dear Ohio State Senators Brown and Portman, My name is Susan Marie [Cassady] - Neuhart. My husband (Hans) and I - are citizens of the United States. We were born and raised in Ohio. We live in Ohio today. We are both registered and vote. I am retired. Hans (my husband), is a small business owner - and, an artist. 1
You have a momentous vote coming - related to the trial and impeachment - of President Donald J. Trump. As our State of Ohio – Senate - representatives - I hope to be influential [with this writing] in how you decide to vote - either "for" or "against" his removal - from the important Executive branch office [that] he currently occupies. 2
I began - my preparation (to influence you) - by reviewing our Ohio state demographics. As I understand your political careers, I know [that] you will both vote - related to what you believe is "best" for Ohioans and our nation. 3
It is also my impression (as I write this) - that - neither of you "fear" Donald Trump - or, the consequences (he has threatened) - for those [that] vote against "his" wishes. In fact, Mike Turner [OH-10] is our Congressional representative. As you may recall, Mike (a Republican) did “stand up” – to President Trump [May 2017]. He was not invited – to a subsequent “White House” lawn party – held by Mr. Trump; however, Mike was re-elected to Congress (2018 – with 56% of the vote). 4
Indeed, as Buckeyes - this is how we are made. We do not "fear". We are "practical" - to a fault sometimes! But, "buckeyes" do not fear.
I have recently pondered the example of Jesse Owens. And, my cousin – Howard Cassady (He was my Uncle Pearl's "little boy".). He was considered “too small” to play football – at OSU – by some. My mother said (this) - as she folded clothes - on our kitchen table. She talked to me (every day) - after I came home - from Columbus Public schools. "Howard was not as 'big' - as the other boys" - my Mother would emphasize. "But, he found a way - to help his team." I was born - in 1954 - the year before Howard won the Heisman Trophy. 5
An "odd" girl - from the start. My mother knew my life would be different - from the one she had lived. In fact, I was born “out-spoken”. And, encouraged (by her & my Dad) – to be so. I lived in the city – yet, loved horses. The "Women’s Liberation" movement was in "full swing". Mr. King was leading "marches" - all over the United States. We had a "television set" - given to us - by Aunt Lois's husband.
Banford Tompkins, had a business - located on West Broad Street (in Columbus)- “fixing televisions” -that broke. My first job was to organize – the “TV tubes” (he sold). A new tube would (often) fix them. 6
In fact, my Uncle Ted (Theodore McClatchy) - who was a “railroad engineer” - and, my Aunt Lena's husband - would give me a penny - or, a nickel - if, I would talk - for the entertainment of the adults - gathered - in our kitchen – around cases of beer. 7
Hans’ family (of five boys) lived next to astronaut John Glenn’s family – in New Concord, Ohio. Hans’ older "identical twin" brothers – played football and attended Ohio University. Hans’ father worked for the Ohio DMV. Kenneth Neuhart Sr. passed in the 1980s. 8
My father [Milo Gerald Cassady] died - when I was ten years old (1964) - from smoking cigarettes and mesothelioma – contracted (most likely) by removing asbestos – from Columbus Public Schools.
He had his own “general contracting” business - in Columbus – and, won a contract to perform the related “renovation” – on several Columbus area schools (circa 1962). I was the fifth child born - of their seven children. 9
My mother worked - at General Motors and Westinghouse - when, his work was "slow". My mother married William F. Brothers - after my father died. They had no children. 10
Bill had served in the US Navy – during World War Two. He was kind to me - and, my sisters and brothers. He worked at Columbus Milpar – a division of the Whittaker Corporation - until it shut down. Then, Bill became a Yellow CAB Company driver. 11
Bill died - when I was living in Wisconsin. I was awarded a college Scholarship – to attend (UW - Green Bay). I developed high-level language computer programs – for the new VAX VMS device – they had obtained – from Digital Equipment Corporation. 12
Hans and I met – when the NCR Corporation hired me – (after I graduated) in 1982. Hans was NCR’s “parts illustrator” – for product documentation and marketing materials. He interpreted manufacturing “blue-prints” – and, created “CMYK printer keys” for the NCR-Cambridge, OH plant. 13
My mother [Mary Elizabeth Sprouse-Cassady-Brothers] was born - in 1916. She died, circa 1987. You may see her photo - posted onto my “personal” web site. She was one of the most beautiful women - [that] Ohio has ever produced. Both in appearance - and her actions. My maternal Grandmother was THE Zora Elizabeth [Miller – Sprouse]- Roby. 14
AS TO YOUR VOTE. PLEASE, DO YOUR BEST - TO FIGURE OUT - HOW YOUR Ohio CONSTITUENTS FEEL – AND, CAST YOUR VOTE FOR US! WE will support YOU – but, ONLY if, you do what YOU think is right - for (Buckeyes) - and, our country. IF Mr. Trump violated our constitution – obviously, he must be punished; for, the lack of any punishment - will set a very bad “precedent” – for our future leaders. Professor Erwin Chemerinsky - The UC Berkeley, School of Law – has written extensively on the subject – of Constitutional Crimes AND Punishment. 15
Since there are two (of you) – in the US Senate (for Ohio) - I hope [that] you both see it – the same way – and, do NOT ‘cancel each other’s vote out. That is, please don’t permit another state’s [Batman & Robin “duo”] to be the “decider”. 16
Related – to my OFFER (below): Before I retired – I was a professional Technical Writer – and, also maintained web sites – for high tech companies – all over America. We (Hans and me) have never contributed money – to any political party – or candidate. However, I was – and remain – an “Obama girl”. Whereas, Hans is typically apolitical - President Trump has declared me a “socialist” - recently. Apparently, because, I support the policies (first) put forth by former President Harry Truman – on my “personal” web site. I did draft a “Health Bill” – and, send it (to President Trump) for consideration and submission to Congress [April 2017]. He has not responded – other (than) to call me a “socialist”. As you may know, this happened to our former President Harry Truman (also). His “accuser” was the AMA. 17
IN CLOSING - OFFER: Obviously, Ohioans are going to want to know – WHY – you voted as you did. If, I may be of service – to help you explain your vote – I will do it – for free; and, I will post – the explanation (I write & CONTROL) - to my “personal” web site. Please consider, I helped Dr. J. Fang [from China] explain “HOW” his software product [Speed2000] worked – to USA Electrical Engineers (task to use it). Dr, Fang [then]sold his product [a simulation system] to Cadence Design Systems, Inc. – for about $83 [Eighty-three] Million Dollars. Obviously, I was a good “explainer ”. 18, 19, 20
You may contact me – using my Email (submitted) - only.
I do NOT use a telephone instrument - UNLESS, I WANT TO
Sincerely - Susan and Hans Neuhart [Residents of Ohio – zip 45405]
1) Hans - Electronic Illustrators Group [EIG] :: https://www.sciencevectorart.com/
2) Executive branch office :: https://www.whitehouse.gov/about-the-white-house/the-executive-branch/
3) Ohio Demographics :: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ohio
4) Mike Turner (a Republican) re: President Trump ::
5) Heisman Trophy :: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heisman_Trophy
6) "television set" tubes :: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vacuum_tube
7) “railroad engineer” :: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Union_Station_(Columbus,_Ohio)
8) New Concord, Ohio :: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_and_Annie_Glenn_Museum
9) asbestos – Columbus Public Schools :: https://files.eric.ed.gov/fulltext/ED276576.pdf
10) General Motors Columbus, Ohio [ https://ohiohistorycentral.org/w/General_Motors ]
and Westinghouse Columbus, Ohio [https://digital-collections.columbuslibrary.org/digital/collection/p16802coll7/id/7236/] ::
11) Columbus Milpar – a division of the Whittaker Corporation ::
"... Despite such growth, however, a number of problems began to surface. As late as 1967 nearly one-third of Whittaker’s business remained tied to military contracts. In particular, $30 million in volume was generated from products, such as helicopter blades, used in Vietnam. Moreover, the management of such a wide variety of businesses became troublesome. At the Columbus-Milpar subsidiary, for example, an undetected problem in inventory build-up and quality control caused a major profit loss. And finally, the number of acquisitions had put tremendous financial strain on Whittaker’s resources. ..."
12) VAX VMS :: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/VAX
13) NCR-Cambridge, OH plant :: https://www.upi.com/Archives/1991/08/02/NCR-announces-plan-to-close-Cambridge-plant/4057681105600/
14) [Mary Elizabeth Sprouse-Cassady-Brothers] :: http://hansandcassady.org/Susan's%20Parents.jpg
15) Professor Erwin Chemerinsky - The UC Berkeley :: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Erwin_Chemerinsky
16) Batman & Robin :: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Batman_Begins
17) President Harry Truman... the AMA ::
SOURCE: https://www.pbs.org/newshour/health/november-19-1945-harry-truman-calls-national-health-insurance-program "... Almost as soon as the reinvigorated bill was announced, the once-powerful American Medical Association (AMA) capitalized on the nation’s paranoia over the threat of Communism and, despite Truman’s assertions to the contrary, attacked the bill as “socialized medicine.” Even more outrageous, the AMA derided the Truman administration as “followers of the Moscow party line.” During congressional hearings in 1946, the AMA proposed its own plan emphasizing private insurance options, which actually represented a political shift from its previous position opposing any third party members in the delivery of health care. ..."
18) Speed2000 :: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SPEED2000 ::
19) Cadence Design Systems iNC. :: https://www.cadence.com/
20) Dr. J. Fang SIGRITY :: https://www.afficienta.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/dr-jiayuan-fang.jpg
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