Dear Obama, Please Leave Me Alone|
February 7, 2011
I'm not a member of the elite. I'm not a millionaire and I don't claim to
have any power or influence. I'm just an average taxpayer who lives in fly-over
country. On behalf of all the Suzy Homemaker's and Joe Six-Pack's who are my neighbors,
I'd like to request a favor. Please, please, leave us alone.
With all due respect for your office Mr. Obama, you were not elected to tell me
what to do. You were elected to protect and defend my right to do it, as long as
it's not illegal. (Please refer to the 10th amendment)
I left home years ago and have learned how to take care of myself. I don't need,
or want you dictating to me how much salt I can use, where I can smoke, what car
I can drive, which light bulbs to use, what temperature I set my thermostat to,
which religions and sexual preferences I should respect, and which thoughts I can
express. I know you're all in favor of choice, so please respect mine. Please, please
just leave me alone.
I'd also appreciate if you could leave my doctor, insurance company, bank and employer
alone. It seems that everything you do in my name just costs me more money. Money
I can't afford because I'm on a very tight budget for the next two years. And unlike
you, I can't just print some more. I would if I could. (Ha Ha, just kidding)
While we're on the subject, could you please pass along a message to your wife?
Please tell her that, even though I am no "expert," I'd prefer if she quit trying
to regulate the behavior of my kids. I know best what their diet, education and
beliefs should be.
I know she's spending a lot of our money on her good works, but I'm firmly convinced
that if she just concentrated on Sasha and Malika -and her own garden - we would
all be much better off.
I hope this doesn't sound rude Mr President, but most of the stuff you and Michelle
are doing up there in D.C. are things that are morally, legally, personally and
constitutionally just none of your business. You are not my daddy
On a more positive note: Here's a big shout out for your handling of the Egypt crisis.
Even though it took a week, you finally took a stand. You looked very presidential.
Personally, I'm not convinced you should have chosen sides so early, but, like you,
I was pretty sure everything would die down after your call to Mubarak. What a coup
- all it took was one
phone call from you
and he decides to resign. Kudos.
Again, I'm no "expert," but I'm getting pretty mad at those darn Muslims, especially
after all your "outreach." You'd think they would be grateful. Go figure.
I'm sorry your signature health care legislation has been ruled unconstitutional.
It's a good thing that ruling won't affect your own health care plan. I've been
worried at how skinny you're getting.
And speaking of health care, I don't mean to nag, but could you please cut down
on your smoking? And maybe you should cut down on your partying, too. I know, I
know, who am I to tell you what to do? But I do worry about you, and I don't think
America is ready for a President Biden.
I know you're a busy guy, what with all the stuff you've decided to take on, but
I hope you have time to read this letter. Granted, I'm just a nobody, but I do have
a second cousin who used to work for G.E. - and my best friend belongs to a union.
Oh, and I still have a vote, too. Even though I'm not dead yet. (That's a joke)
I hear you watched the Super Bowl with J Lo last weekend. How cool!
Take care and hang tight,
Nancy Morgan is a columnist and
news editor for conservative news site Rightbias.com
She lives in South Caroline