Monday, September 05, 2005

An Open Letter to the President of the United States

I found this over at Thoughts of a Minister. It sums up the feelings of betrayal and disillusionment felt by Americans these days. He's asked that other blogs cross-post or link to this letter. I'm doing both. Feel free to do the same.

Dear Mr. President,

Over the last several days I have watched the news, and the disaster that has stricken our nation. As you probably know there are a lot of complaints about your administrations leadership during this time.

You were elected under the banner of Moral Values, and I would hope that your platform of Moral Values would come into use here.

As I have watched and read about what has happened I see nothing but apparently the poor, the elderly, and the sick stranded and without help and assistance. In the Bible there is a verse in Matthew where Jesus explains that whatever you do, or don't do, to the least of these you do to me.

It is quite clear that under your leadership we did nothing for the least of these, in fact it seems only because of the extraordinary outrage in the nation that your administration even began to deal with the crisis.

You made mention that you would do whatever it takes to make the situation right.

I hope you have the fortitude to do that.

Which is why I am calling for you to respectfully resign the Office of the Presidency.

I realize that this will not be what you wish to do.

But I have come to believe that a well dealt with resignation will bolster your image in history because you have acknowledged the limitations of your leadership. Before the disaster your approval rating were below that of President Nixon at the height of Watergate. I am sure that it will be even less when the situation in the south east is calmer.

The rising gas prices and apparently coming sortage will remind people of the gas crisis of the Carter Administration, and the comparisons seem to have already begun.

And one last comparison would be to the Johnson administration, who was also from Texas, who got us into Vietnam. He properly did not seek a second term. Because you are early into your second term I believe a calm and respectful resignation would help how your administration is viewed in the future.

It also is a concern of this citizen that you do not seemed to have addressed the issue of price gauging at the gas pump, but you have stated a no tolerance policy for those who loot food stores to feed themselves and their families.

As of this moment the general appearance to most of the country is that you protect the gas and oil companies but are punishing the black and the poor.

It is because of your election under the banner of Moral Values and your Administrations performace over the last week that I believe it is your best interest, those that believe in Moral Values, and in the countries best interest that you respectfully resign the Office of the Presidency.

Respectfully yours,

blogger Matthew61 and those that have signed below.

To other bloggers, if you agree with this letter please link and or post it.

And sign your name in the comments section if you agree.

I'll have something new for you tomorrow, which I'll cross-post at Bring It On. They have a wrenching video up there today. Check it out.


At September 07, 2005 4:18 PM, Blogger windspike said...

Have W resign sounds like a good idea. Then we can prosocute him as he would no longer be under the auspices of the office of the president.

At September 07, 2005 5:11 PM, Blogger Jet said...

He's got a lot to answer for. Hope the Dems grow a set and starting spelling it out for the press, since they seem incapable of ferreting out the truth these days.

At September 07, 2005 9:01 PM, Blogger windspike said...

You are right on Jet - which is why I am in favor of voting out ALL incumbents in 2006. For sure, we can't get much worse.

At September 08, 2005 1:59 PM, Blogger Jet said...

I have to admit, there are damn few incumbents I'd actually miss.


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