Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Dear President Obama,

At one point I believed in you. I believed that you really did want to make good changes, that you would help our country in ways that were so desperately needed. I stood up for you. I even thought for a time that I would vote for you. I ended up not voting for you though, because when it comes down to it, I am a conservative and I always will be. I just could not justify voting for someone who is so liberal in his moral views, but I still had hope for you when you won. Unfortunately, my hope for you is beginning to fade. Today I read a 17 page article about government and the purposes of government by Ezra Taft Benson. I worry for our country and I'm afraid that all of the things that you are doing to "help" is actually creating a people who use the government as a crutch. A people who will never learn to walk on their own because they don't have to. I thought that there had to be a way to help those people who just couldn't afford health care or who just seemed to need that extra bit of help because for whatever reason they were stuck in the vicious cycle of poverty. I still hope and pray that those people get the help that they need, but now I can clearly see that the help that they need should be from their neighbors or their families, not from their government. As I continue to learn, listen, and watch, I see that the change that must take place in America needs to come from the inside out. We need to change. We need to be more charitable. We need to be more hard-working. We need to be more honest, virtuous, and God-fearing. We need to protect and defend our families, our homes, and our liberty. Mr. Obama, I will continue to pray for you and for all of the governemnt officials. I will pray that the Lord will show you a better way. That He will show us all a better way. May we all rise up to the challenges before us, that the future of this country will reflect the greatness and humility of its beginnings.

Sincerely,
A Concerned Citizen

8 comments:

The Allphins said...

Amen Melissa! Those are my thoughts exactly.

Carmen said...

One of my favorite quotes lately is from a former Pres. (can't remember which one now)...and he said something like: "A government big enough to give you everything you want is a government big enough to take from you everything you have."
I'm afraid that day will come before we know it...that and the fact about the church coming in to save our government one day. :(

MommyJ said...

Can you send this to him? I wish you could. I totally one hundred percent agree.

Carrie said...

I agree too! (Except for the part when you said you used to believe in him and thought about voting for him...I never did.) We pray every day for him to do the right thing. He is a good man, I am sure of it. I just never believed or ever will that bigger government will ever be better. Thomas Jefferson is the man who said the quote referenced by Carmen and it is a scary but very real thing. We have been told that the constitution will be hanging by a thread before the second coming and we now have a president who disregards it at every turn. All we can really do is pray and voice our opinions to those leaders we have elected to speak for us. Scary times...

Chief said...

I blog hopped and landed here....I love this letter and hope you send it! I feel like I could've written it myself! I have such hope and then I turn on the news and feel let down!

Your children are beautiful and I am enjoying the exploration of your blog

deana said...

Amen Sister!!!!!!

Mandy said...

You are so well-spoken, Melissa. I've been feeling very much the same way about this man who I tried to believe in and believe the best about. I had a period of anxiety the night of the election, though, a feeling of fear and dread, too, and now I know why. Let's all pray.

Elizabeth said...

That is what I feel.. I was hoping something different would make a change. But I just pray that everyone would look at themselves and make the change.

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