Monday, April 20, 2009

Letter to the President

This is the email that I sent to the President on April 20th. It was a bit longer, but they limited me to 5000 characters.

I would like to let you know how I feel about the road our country is on. I attended a tea party, but you were unaware of them. Which just reasserts that you have no respect for the American people and are clueless as to what is really going on.

I am for small government, even if it does not "directly" benefit me.
For example, I have severe allergies & the slightest whiff of cigarette smoke can easily cause a sinus infection. Yet, I am against any law that prohibits smoking in businesses. I believe that it is the establishment's right to decide weather smoking is allowed in their building. Their freedom is far more important than not being able to enjoy their goods/services smoke free.

I also do not believe that it is the governments responsibility to protect us from ourselves. I ride a motorcycle & always wear my helmet. But, I do not feel there should be any law requiring a helmet be worn. If someone wants to take the chance with their health and/or life, they should be FREE to do so. In the same way, if I am irresponsible with my money or business, it is not the government's job to save me.

I do not believe that it is in our country's best interest for you to continue to push your agenda of taking over our businesses and stealing our freedoms. Weather it be through taxation, "protection" efforts, signing of national treaties or blatantly taking control of businesses/organizations.

Know, Mr. President, I am against anyone that strives to take away my freedoms and the freedoms of my loved ones and countrymen. My goal is to keep you in your place. Yes, you are the President, but you do not hold the power. We The People have the power and we are issuing direct orders:

STOP promoting the idea of global warming to widen the governments control. You're wasting so much of our tax dollars and of our net income due to the cost of making products "green" being passed onto those that are purchasing them. There are no scientific facts supporting global warming. There is only the fact that our world goes through warming & cooling trends. The American people know this and will not allow you to control us with false science. I recycle everything I can, I turn the lights off when not needed, I drive a small
vehicle that gets 40+ mpg. But I do all this by choice as a FREE American.

STOP stealing our money through taxation (note: my household income is less than $100,000/yr and, yet, I don't believe taxes should be raised on the "wealthy"). First of all, who's to say that $250,000 a year makes you "wealthy". Particularly, I think of those living in high cost of living areas where a one bedroom home costs $1 million or more. Second, I believe that when your plan doesn't work, you'll just decide that those making $200,000 a year are "wealthy". And then $150,000 a year, and so on. Third, your statements that 95% of
American's have received a tax cut is false. Only 50% of American's actually pay taxes. You're just redistributing wealth and lying to the American people about it. We're not so stupid as to not see that 95% is impossible. The fairest way to tax is to have a flat tax. No matter what you make you pay the same percentage as everyone else. (Isn't that pretty much the definition of fair - "free from bias, dishonesty, or injustice".) No deductions or exemptions, just a flat tax rate. By the way, the "wealthy" will still be paying the most taxes.

STOP rewarding bad decisions and lack of work ethic with tax dollars taken from the responsible. What makes America the greatest country in the world, is that we're able to make something of ourselves, no matter how we start out. You are taking away that possibility by taking away our jobs (this goes back to taxes & the fact that the more a company has to pay in taxes, the less money they have for wages) and by taking away our drive to succeed by paying us to do nothing. We are not the worthless slugs you make make us out to be. In case you're thinking that I am a cold-hearted person; I give a good percentage of my income to those in need. Homeless shelters, organizations that provide after school programs for underprivileged children, organizations that provide basic necessities to families in third world countries, etc. Again, I do all this by choice as a FREE American. I will not be forced to give to those that don't want to work or those that have made bad choices and now must deal with the consequences of those actions.

STOP taking over our businesses. Our country cannot grow if we are dependent on the government for jobs. We don't WANT you controlling our companies. If you want to control a socialist country, then move to one and leave the FREE to be FREE.

We the people are holding you and the congress accountable for your actions & we are watching you closely. We are not socialists, we are not liberals, we are not right-wing extremist. We are simply Americans that believe in America. We ARE America."

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