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Tuesday, January 20, 2009

A Letter to the President

It's a rerun, I know, but I mean it enough to post it twice - with an addition or two.

Dear Mr. President,

Please remember that our wonderful nation is founded on the basic principal that government is not here to protect us from ourselves, to regulate us into submission, or to quash our freedoms; it exists to help us maintain our freedoms and to ensure that we are equal under the law.

Please remember that we are a disparate people, passionate about many things, but we are all Americans and deserve to be treated with dignity and concern by the people we've elected to watch out for us while we go about the business of raising our families, enriching our nation, and living our lives.

Remember that you made promises, and whether I like them or not, you should be a man of your word. You should not permit yourself to be forsworn for expedience' sake, nor for fear of what others may think of you, nor to curry favor with people in positions of power. You represent us, all of us, not your own small interests.

When you put yourself forward for this office, you handed the reins of your life over to We, the People - don't forget that.

Remember that it says "Freedom of...", not "Freedom from..." and try to take it to heart.

Try to maintain the dignity of your office and remember that there is always someone watching, someone listening, someone who knows what you are doing, someone taking notes and recording.

Remember, thou art mortal.

I wish you luck in the next four years - we are an obstreperous, rowdy bunch to manage, and we're awfully unapologetic about it; you've got your work cut out for you, and I don't envy you one little bit.

Shade and Sweetwater,


Will said...

But remember, sometimes "Freedom of" is "Freedom from."

Susan said...

You go! He won't be perfect but I have high hopes.

That was beautifully written!

Saundra@ItalianMamaGoneCrazy said...

Well put.

I adore the name of your blog.

Kyddryn said...

Will, true, but so often laws are made to restrict rather than protect freedom...and that bothers me.

Susan, thank you - hope springs eternal...

Saundra, welcome and thanks!

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