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A Letter To President Obama

Updated on May 8, 2010

Thank You President Obama

To The Honorable President Barack Obama:

First and foremost I want to thank you for allowing me the honor, by your courage to run for the Office of President Of The United States, to see the election of our first black president. As I listened to you over the months leading to the election and the very moving acceptance speech you so eloquently spoke, I knew that there was hope for a better future for my children and future generations. In observing your work in the first year of your presidency I know in my heart I was right.

The most touching thing I have been priviledged to enjoy was the letter to your daughters, explaining why you had to be away on the campagian trail, missing very important time with them and your beautiful wife. At the same time you explained that a change was needed in America to ensure that their future and the futures of many others, the poor, the broken, and the downtrodden would have the same chance to succeed in their search for the American dream as the rich and famous. It is refreshing to see someone in a position of power be such a positive role model, as a person but more importantly as a husband and father.

Your respect and dignity in dealing with foreign affairs with other countries, I feel is returning the United States to the honorable position we have always held in the eyes of other nations. Your actions have shown that you are able to show compromise, strength, and at the same time be firm in the things that are important to keeping America strong. I feel that we are once again earning the trust and backing of our allies and other countries.

You have endured much lashback for the healthcare reform bill, please do not let the opinon of a few grumblers stop you in your efforts to do what is sorely needed for the well being of the majority. I am 49 and disabled. Your bill has enabled me to recieve the care that I so desperately need. The pre-existing condition clause saved a newborn infants life here in Dallas days after it was passed. Many of us have worked our whole lives only to barely survive on the disability benefits we receive when illness cuts us down at an early age. Many have complained that they should not have to pay our medical bills since they are working, they seem to forget that we also worked for many years and contributed to the system that is now keeping many of us in dire poverty. healthcare reform was badly needed and the bill you managed to get passed has helped many ...thank you.

The last thing I would like to thank you for is giving my children and so many others like them the ability to dream and know that they can become any thing they wish to be if they study hard, persist and never give up on their dreams. That no matter what their race, religion, or background they can aspire to greatness.

So in closing President Obama, Thank you for a wonderful, refreshing change in this your first year as our President. With all due honor and respect, I am looking forward to your second term and all of the wonderful things I forsee for this great nation under your guidance.

Good luck and Godspeed...may he bless and keep you and your family as you take the journey of bringing our country back to the being the great nation we have always been and our forefathers aspired us to be.

 

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    • christalluna1124 profile imageAUTHOR

      christalluna1124 

      8 years ago from Dallas Texas

      Dave,

      Thanks for stopping by my hub. I appreciate the comment. I still see through different glasses than you. I still respect and think that President Obama is an excellent choice. true our country has spent billions in humanitarian aid..but at what cost, what about the people here? As for blaming Bush, He left a legacy of disaster, 2 wars, a wrecked economy, and a really warped prison system.

      warmest regards,

      Chris

    • Dave Sibole profile image

      Dave Sibole 

      8 years ago from Leesburg, Oh

      Great Hub but we definitely look through two different glasses. I don't see any positive accomplishments he has done in his first 17 months in office. I respect the office of the President but President Obama's disrespect for the constitution and his ideology is not what most Americans thought they were getting. His refusal to acknowledge America's exceptionalism in history is offensive. Without America's exceptionalism in history the whole world would be setback centuries. Our American system has produced many technologies and medical advancements, and I wish someone had the capability to add up all the humanitarian aid in services and money we have given to the poor countries of the world. No other country can even come close and that is no accident. And he and his supporters constant blaming of Bush and what they inherited is a poor excuse for his poor performance.

    • christalluna1124 profile imageAUTHOR

      christalluna1124 

      8 years ago from Dallas Texas

      Hi-Jinks and Exploring,

      Thank you so much for your comments. it is a nice feeling knowing that I am not the only one to respect our President. I would love to send my letter to him to tell him how much I appreciate all he has done and is trying to do for the less fortunates in our country. As for the naysayers I learned along time ago that you will never make everyone happy, so follow your heart and make yourself happy with your life and your decisions.

      John and white square, I respect your opinions, that is what makes AMERICA great, we are all entitled to our own. And yes for me President Obama and his policies are a warm blanket. I now sleep much better at night.

      warmest regards,

      Chris

    • JON EWALL profile image

      JON EWALL 

      8 years ago from usa

      HUBBERS

      17 MONTHS AND the OBAMA RADICAL AGENDA HAS A FOOTHOLE.

      The real story is why congress supports all his radical agenda.

      Check this out only because the liberal and mainstream media has remained silent and non respondent to the problems.

      The white house some time ago said that Beck was making erroneous statements about president Barack Obama and the administration. Many times he will comment that the red phone (telephone # )know only to the president has not rang as yet.

      Glen Beck show is reporting explosive information that the main street press and media refuses to report to the public.

      Silence by ABC, NBC CBS, CNN, MSNBC and others is typical of how they refuse to report any of the negatives of the Obama administration and the inner workings of Washington,

      For example I wrote regarding finance reform and cap and trade

      I caught Glen Beck on Fox News, he was exposing the questionable

      relationships of Goldman Sachs( campaign funding to Barak

      Obama and some Dem's $33 MILLION ),the unions ( SEIU

      and the AFLCIO ),Frank Raines (took $90 million out of Fannie

      Mae ),Joel Rodgers (the Apollo alliance group, they wrote the

      Healthcare Reform bill for congress ),Al Gore ( investments in

      the Chicago Climate Exchange),Joyce foundation (connections

      with Barak Obama and Valerie Jarrett) and president Barack Obama.

      GLEN BECK USED OLD ACTUAL NEWS CLIPS TO

      SUPPORT THE ACCUSATIONS

      There are many reasons as to why certain groups or people would like to silence Glen Beck. Speak out and seek the truth from the government before we end up like Europe

    • Hi-Jinks profile image

      Hi-Jinks 

      8 years ago from Wisconsin

      Christa,

      Follow your heart on this one. The others don't have one. Peace.

    • TinaMarieTad profile image

      TinaMarieTad 

      8 years ago from Michigan

      Christa~~ I respectfully disagree with your opinion of our current President. I am hoping he will be a one term president. I want a President that respects and follows the laws laid out by our forefathers in the Constitution, not a President that has his own radical socialistic agenda.He wants a dependant needy American society dependant on entitlements. I want independance from Government, freedom , and less National Debt!

    • OneWhiteSquare profile image

      OneWhiteSquare 

      8 years ago from America

      Jinks...

      Weeds are one thing...I kill those with chemicals.

      ... But can you show me where I am wrong? Or are you rendered to slap-stick responses.

    • Hi-Jinks profile image

      Hi-Jinks 

      8 years ago from Wisconsin

      OneWhiteSquare

      You have grass?

      Your thoughts are a little weedy.

    • OneWhiteSquare profile image

      OneWhiteSquare 

      8 years ago from America

      Hi-Jinks,

      Just as all the Bush nagsayers did during his term...Out of all the political ideologies the Left is far more unforgiving of any other view and less understanding of those do not share a socialist world view single monetary system.

      I disagree with Beck on a host of things and I am a Libertarian as well. It takes more than a talk show host to bend a Conservatives ear, but it seems that is all it takes to whip up an uninformed Leftist to smash some windows steal a couple of tv's, throw some rocks and burn a car. It's very typical for a Leftist to be thrown in jail when they congregate, but how many Righties does this happen to?...Hardly any.

      ...Don't judge someone's yard when you haven't cut your own grass.

    • Hi-Jinks profile image

      Hi-Jinks 

      8 years ago from Wisconsin

      Christa,

      I think you should send the letter to the President.

      Good news is always welcomed.

      Don't worry abou the nagsayers they all want to be Glen Becks. They will forgotten or in jail.

    • OneWhiteSquare profile image

      OneWhiteSquare 

      8 years ago from America

      Christa,

      Blindness to the truth is a warm blanket isn't it?

      In truth, President Obama has spent more money in his first year than every President combined. During the Bush years the Left cried about how much money was being spent to only spend a big chunck more on driving the U.S. headlong into Socialism...or really Fascism. Look up the definitions of each and tell me where we are.

      I don't vote for someone because of their skin color obviously you and others like you do...How racist is that? It is the Left that contributes to the on-going factor of racism in this country. It is the Left that continues to enslave millions on social programs that do nothing to help dig individuals out of the slums they are in. When a government creats a welfare state there will always be droves of people who are able bodied with their hand out to avoid being a contributing factor to society.

      It is the left, liberal, democratic agenda that enslaves the poor, inner city, the uneducated/undereducated, the illegal immigrant and those who do not understand the political agenda for their almighty uninformed vote and sucking us dry with taxation.

    • christalluna1124 profile imageAUTHOR

      christalluna1124 

      8 years ago from Dallas Texas

      Ethel, Exploring and Jon,

      Thanks for the time to stop by and read the hub. So far I am impressed with President Obama and all that he has accomplished in his first year. He took on a mess when he was elected and I don't think it is fair to expect him to fix it all in a year.

      Jon, yes I know he bailed out Greece, but how many did former president Bush bail out? I think Mr. Obama is an intelligent and very caring man...what many refer to as socialisim, in this case I prefer to call compassion.

      Warmest regards,

      Chris

    • JON EWALL profile image

      JON EWALL 

      8 years ago from usa

      hubbers

      Did you know that the US contributed $6 billion to bail out Greece ( a European nation ) today .Obama wants us to be more like Europe, a socialistic government.

    • JON EWALL profile image

      JON EWALL 

      8 years ago from usa

      hubbers

      What you see and hear is not what you believe that you and the nation are getting. President Obama is an eloquent speaker when he has a teleprompter .What he says one day changes on another day and sometimes in the opposite what he previously said.

      You and many others who voted for president Obama took the president for his promise and word.

      Unemployment went up to 9.9% recently after the president announced that there was an increase in the job market. Most of the jobs he created was in the public/government sector, increasing the size of government does not help the private sector and the economy in these troubled times.

      Time will only tell if president Obama will fulfill his promises that he made as a candidate. Let's hope that the biased press and news media will start to report all the news, fairly and honestly in the near future.

    • always exploring profile image

      Ruby Jean Richert 

      8 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Thank You for honoring a special family. We all have to work hard to get him elected again. Evil forces are working against him,

      God Bless

    • ethel smith profile image

      Ethel Smith 

      8 years ago from Kingston-Upon-Hull

      Can I, as a UK citizen, agree

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