Open Letter to the President
You ran your campaign on “Hope and Change” but so far all I’ve seen is change. And when I say change I mean (in your own words) you are on the path to “fundamentally transforming the United States of America.” In terms of Hope, the only thing I’m hoping right now is that you stop with all the change.
The role of a President is not to “Transform” the nation. The role of the president is clearly stated in the Presidential Oath, “I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States. So help me God.” Nowhere in that oath do I see change or transform. Your job is to protect, preserve and defend. Not change, dismantle, and control. And right now I get the feeling that you are doing the latter.
During the summer I became deeply saddened with the way you and the other leaders of this country handled the men and women who opposed your healthcare plan at the Town Hall meetings. They were called Nazi’s, Brown shirts, angry mobs, and Un-American. I was absolutely blown away by the rhetoric. Freedom of speech is one of the many freedoms that make this great country so unique. Unfortunately, now for some reason anyone who is opposed to anything your administration has to offer is deemed a “hate-monger”. In the words of Alexander Hamilton, “Here sir, the PEOPLE govern.” You were elected BY THE PEOPLE; therefore it is your job you listen to everyone. Grant it not everyone is going to get their way but a little respect would be nice. The people at the Town Halls feel as if they have been abandoned by the people that work for them. I watch people on television express concerns that I share and watch them being called “Crazy right wing extremists” and think to myself these people aren’t crazy, nor are they extremists. They’re people who love their country and know how hard their grandparents and great grandparents worked to get us to where we are today. They see that the Constitution is being flushed down the toilet and realize that everything our Founding Fathers have done for us will mean nothing if we continue in the direction we’re headed, and they’re scared. And so am I!
I read about these bills you’d like to see passed and wonder what you’re thinking? As far as I can see bills like Cap and Trade as well as Heath Care appear to be a power grab, not something to help the American people. I become more and more frightened each and every day wondering what else do you want to get your hands on? This country was founded on the principle “that government which governs best governs least.” As I understand that quote it means that government doesn’t attempt to control the people’s lives. In health care I see that my parents won’t be able to make the decisions for what they believe my sister and I need in terms of health care. Soon I’ll be off on my own and I’d like to have the freedom to choose for myself as well. Don’t get me wrong I don’t think healthcare in America is perfect, but a good solution is never to allow the government to control something, especially something as important as healthcare. In cap and trade I see that “taxes would sky rocket”. It isn’t just about my family not being able to afford more taxes but it’s the millions of people who are struggling deeply in this country.
Another area of concern is the people you are surrounding yourself with. There was Van Jones, who rightly resigned. But the fact that he actually made it into the White House still blows my mind to this day. I don’t know where to begin with the others. Anita Dunn, Cass Sunstein, John Holdren, Mark Lloyd. All people who have made some startling remarks in the past. And have some crazy ideas that don’t seem to run in line with the constitution. Anita Dunn has praised Chairman Mao, Mark Lloyd who believes the Fairness Doctrine isn’t enough, and has praised the work of Hugo Chavez. John Holdren who has thought about the option of sterilizing women to control the population and Cass Sunstein who wants to allow animals the right to an attorney?
The most recent activity your White House has been involved in is an attack on Fox News. Back in February in an interview with Fox’s Chris Wallace you said “It’s fair to say I don’t always get my most favorable coverage on Fox but I think that’s part of how democracy is suppose to work, we aren’t all suppose to be in lock step here.” Remember that? What happened to that statement? I see this as yet another attack on free speech. You and your White House have also refused all of Fox’s offers for you or one of your aids to come on the show and clear the air. Please sir, if something they are reporting is simply not true, come out and say it. Present the facts and if Fox is proven wrong they will admit it. The lack of willingness to appear on the show speaks volumes. I would love nothing more than you to prove some of Fox’s stories wrong. If you did, I would have a whole lot less to worry about. But until then I will continue speaking out.
Now, I’m learning of the Copenhagen Treaty you will be signing soon. This has me completely dumbfounded. The fact that you are willing to sign away this nation into a New World Order is astounding. America has been known as the most powerful and most wealthy nation in the world. Frankly, that’s something to be proud of. Ask yourself this, why do people from other countries come to America? Freedom, freedom to speak their mind, freedom to choose their healthcare provider, freedom to pursue their dreams, freedom to worship as they please, freedom from oppressive governments if this treaty is signed America will become like every other nation. America will no longer be a free nation. Please, think about this decision. It will be a huge transformation, oh wait…
What I’m about to say next I say as a concerned citizen of this country, not as a skeptic of yours. I’m only 17, and I used to be excited about growing up and becoming an adult, getting a job, and being able to make my own decisions. But the way I see it, at the rate you are going I’m going to be getting another set of parents, the government. Another thing that worries me about my future is that it’s going to be decided for me already. I’ll have no choice in healthcare; I’ll have to own a home that meets certain energy requirements. I’m realizing that if my ideas or beliefs are different from someone, I’ll be told to sit down and shut up because what I’ve said is offensive or I’m just saying it because I hate that person. I love my country, I realize it was founded by great men who recognized we have a Creator and He is the only one who can protect this nation. But He instituted government to protect the people. I don’t feel like I’m being protected. I feel like I’m being manipulated, deceived. I pray you think about the decisions you are making and how they will affect this country.