Selma citizen questions the actions of the president

Published 8:19 pm Saturday, July 25, 2009

Dear Editor,

A message for Barack Hussein Obama:

Dear Mr. President,

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What in the world are you trying to do? Oh, I remember. You are on a mission to “remake America.” America does not need to be “remade.” The Founding Fathers had it right. You’ve got it wrong!

If you would just allow our great free market system to work and restore us to being the top military power in the world, America would be just fine. Our founders decided that we should be a Republic with a democratic form of government. Instead, you are trying to push us into socialism.

Sadly and embarrassingly, you have chosen to turn your already many trips to foreign countries into apology/appeasement missions. You’ve got it backwards, Mr. President. All of Europe should be bowing down to us.

I guess you are too young to remember that America saved Western Europe in World War II with its military and industrial might. Later, we built Europe including Germany, with our Marshall Plan. Still later, under President Reagan, we defeated the Soviets in the Cold War, thus freeing Eastern Europe from Soviet oppression.

On your recent trip to Russia, you allowed Prime Minister Vladmir Putin to lecture you on the Cold War. You should have reminded him that we stand for freedom for all countries and not for suppressive imperialism.

You need to understand, Mr. President, that Iran and North Korea are our enemies, as are all nations that support terrorism. Appeasement is a sign of weakness in the eyes of all dictators and monarchs.

Here at home, you along with your lapdog Congressional Liberals, are well on the way to turning our once-great country into a big-government controlled socialistic state, by seizing control of the large banks and forcing two major car companies not bankruptcy.

Your energy “Cap and Trade” bill is a total boondoggle, I believe. There is no real evidence of climate warming, but your tax hikes connected with this scam are scary-burdensome. China and India, the worst of offenders in gas emissions will not participate. They are laughing at us.

Your “stimulus package” is a failure. We are losing jobs and unemployment is rising. Your proposed socialized medicine plan will only damage the quality of health care, especially senior citizens, and e more expensive. Just ask the Canadians how they like their onerous national health program.

Where is the “transparency” you promised on the campaign trail, Mr. President? You are ramming spending bills through that no one has had time to read. This practice is called tyranny.

Who is going to pay for all of your monstrous spending, Mr. President? Of course, the answer is easy and simple. We, the taxpayers are along with future generations of our children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren – but not those on welfare. This is called redistribution of wealth. Lenin and Marx, who promoted socialism/communism, would be proud.

Abraham Lincoln, who is buried in Springfield, Ill., where you proudly announced your candidacy for president, must be turning over in his grave. Have you forgotten what your hero said at Gettysburg? I quote “This nation under God…and that government of the people, by the people, for the people shall not perish from the Earth.”

Let me interpret: Our government is in business to serve its people. Do you understand?

Byrd Looper