Monday, September 7, 2009

A letter to the President



Dear President Obama,

There are many reasons I could write to you today, for there are a great many concerns I have regarding your policies and plans for our country. I could discuss the many promises you made, especially during your campaign for the presidency~ promises that you promptly broke. I could bring up the monumental debt you and Congress are dragging us into with your stimulus and spending bills. You are mortgaging our children and grandchildren's futures, mortgaging our country's future. The majority of Americans have said an emphatic "NO!" to your health care "reform", and many of us have written and called our representatives and senators saying that we do not want a "public option". But still you press on, not heeding what those you work for are telling you. I know this may come as a complete surprise to you, Mr. President, but you work for us, and it bothers me greatly how both you and Congress seem to think you know better than us what we want and need, not listening to a word we say.

I could discuss any of these points at great length with you, but I am exceedingly alarmed at what I found on the Department of Education website this past week. Not only will you be delivering a speech to our children, which I almost could have tolerated it if it stayed on track and did not become political, but these page long guidelines for what to have them do and think about regarding the speech is simply too much. I am really glad to see that the White House removed the idea of having children write letters to themselves, asking what "they could do to help" you, but what is left is not all that much better, to tell you the truth. I think this time would be much better spent on literacy and math, and think it's rather ridiculous to expect those as young as pre-Kindergarten to spend a day breaking down a Presidential speech and analyzing its meaning.

I firmly believe this is politicizing the classrooms and it is not acceptable. I am drawing my line in the sand. To you and all of government, I say, stay away from my kids!

Sincerely,

A concerned American mother

11 comments:

Lauren said...

Well said. And not to mention that what he's doing is technically illegal...

http://rapturealert.blogspot.com/2009/09/law-breaker-in-chief.html

Darlene said...

AMEN!! Our school has decided not to show the speech...YAY!

Amber M. said...

Thank you for saying so well what I've been feeling all day long.

Odette said...

your president knew he is losing the trust and support of the adult, so he turns his attentiion to the kids...whoever thought of this idea must be hanged upsidedown.
xoxoxoxo

Tracey said...

Can you write to Gordon Brown too? Another idiot!
I say Jenni for president next! XXX

Montee said...

I so agree with this. I read the revised classroom plan and did not really find it any better. Our schools did not show the speech. I watched it and found it to be okay but wonder what he really would have said if not for the outrage. Tonight he will continue to try to persuade us on his healthcare plan. UNCLE! From what I have heard from our back in session Congress, they have totally ignored what was said to them at the Town Hall Meetings. This morning I was outside and just had this feeling come over me that we are losing our country. I felt an overwhelming sadness. Oh and I agree with Tracey. That Gordon Brown is crazy too! Continue to pray and fight for our Constituion.

Southern Belle said...

Say it again Jenni! ITA.

~Christine

Liz said...

Our schools here showed the speech! If I had a child it wouldn't have went to school that day. I need to remember to ask my SIL if they showed it at my niece's school. Luckily, she's one of those kids whose more interested in her teen heartthrob than politics. Your letter was well stated!

Angie said...

Amen!!!

Southern Belle said...

Hi Jenni,
Just stopping by to let you know I left you an award on my blog. ; )

brandy said...

KUDDOS!!!! That is awesome!! What do you think it is going to take to turn our country around? I am scared for my children's future. So refreshing to hear another feel the same way as I do!!