It was just four years ago that I sent you my first, and only letter. Since then I have emailed your office on numerous occasions to express my concern about various matters of national interest.
Today I am sending you my second and, most likely, last letter.
I've kept the promises I made to you in my earlier tome. In the course of your first term I have given you the benefit of the doubt, defended you on occasion, and watched expectantly for the change & unity that were the hallmarks of your rhetoric. I am deeply saddened, if not distressed that you have not kept your promises to the American people, and me among them.
If any President had momentum going into office, you certainly did. Not only was Congress and the Senate at your beck-and-call, but the American people bestowed on you Rockstar status. Instead of utilizing that formula to full advantage in making needful changes, you squandered it. From the git-go you blamed, and continue to blame the prior administration for your inability to keep your own campaign promises. Your tenure has ushered in a new wave of divisiveness in the land; and your sweeping reforms have left us nearly bankrupt - - literally and spiritually.
As you stand and gaze at the horizon that represents your next four years, I wonder if you will have any sense of the sadness your re-election brings to many hearts? Yes, I realize you have a swell of support from half of the country; support which names entertainers, splinter groups and nearly the entire network of media. It is of little import or comfort to those of us from the other half - - the 58,163,978 that did not vote for you - largely industrious, God-fearing common folk who have been paying & will continue to pay the way for a large percentage of your 61,170,408 fans.
Following your last election I stood hopeful. Today I stand offended. It will be difficult to support a government that:
- Makes little & light of the now 53,000,000 abortions that have occurred in this country, including late term abortions, and abortion used as a means of birth control.
- Considers homosexual unions equal to traditional marriage.
- Gives little effort to crafting a budget, much less balancing it.
- Moves in the direction of socialism, with little regard for the constitution.
- Pares down U.S. military in the face of escalating global danger.
- Panders to America's enemies.
- Divides the country not only along the lines of liberal & conservative political views, but between races, socio-economic groups & religious worldviews.
That's my short list. To which I add a growing concern about the seeming effort by your administration to play nice with everyone but the Christian. Little-by-little you are marginalizing the moral.
Mr. President, I will continue to pray for you and our country. As offended as I am at the trajectory of your leadership, I am absolutely certain your re-installment came as no surprise to God. In many ways and on every level you have given godly people reason to remember that His Kingdom is not of this world. We needed that, so I thank you.
In closing, I quote my first letter:
May that same God show you what to do with and for the people, Mr. President. His advice and His ways will keep you in good stead, and this country as well.
I pray you remember and take to heart, sir, that God will only bless the blessable. I will remember likewise ... and that's a promise.
The Constitution is not an instrument
for the government to restrain the people,
it is a instrument for the people to
restrain the government...
~ Patrick Henry
Human government is more or less perfect
as it approaches nearer or diverges farther
from the imitation of this perfect plan
of divine and moral government.
~ John Adams