Wednesday, November 4, 2009

We Noticed


This was written by Sherry Hackett, Buddy Hackett's widow.

President Obama:

Today I read of your administrations' plan to re-define
September 11 as a National Service Day. Sir, it's time we
had a talk. During your campaign, Americans watched as you made
mockery of our tradition of standing and crossing your heart
when the Pledge of Allegiance was spoken. You, out of four
people on the stage, were the only one not honoring our tradition.

YES, "We noticed."

During one of your many speeches, Americans heard you say
that you intended to visit all 57 states. We all know that Islam, not
America, has 57 states.

YES, "We noticed."

When President Bush leaned over at Ground Zero and gently
placed a flower on the memorial, while you nonchalantly tossed
your flower onto the pile without leaning over.

YES, "We noticed."

Every time you apologized to other countries for America 's
position on an issue we have wondered why you don't share our
pride in this great country. When you have heard foreign
leaders berate our country and our beliefs, you have not defended
us. In fact, you insulted the British Crown beyond belief.

YES, "We noticed."

When your pastor of 20 years, "God-damned America " and said
that 9/11 was America's chickens coming home to roost" and you
denied having heard recriminations of that nature, we wondered
how that could be. You later disassociated yourself from that church
and Pastor Wright because it was politically expedient to do so.

YES, "We noticed."

When you announced that you would transform America , we
wondered why. With all her faults, America is the greatest country
on earth. Sir, KEEP THIS IN MIND, "if not for America and the
people who built her, you wouldn't be sitting in the White House now.
" Prior to your election to the highest office in this country, you were a
senator from Illinois and from what we can glean from the records
available, not a very remarkable one.

YES, "We noticed."

All through your campaign and even now, you have surrounded
yourself with individuals who are basically unqualified for the positions
for which you appointed them. Worse than that, the majority of them
are people who, like you, bear no special allegiance, respect, or
affection for this country and her traditions.

YES, "We noticed."

You are 9 months into your term and every morning millions of
Americans wake up to a new horror heaped on us by you. You seek
to saddle working Americans with a health care/insurance reform
package that, along with cap and trade, will bankrupt this nation.

YES, "We noticed."

We seek, by protesting, to let our representatives know that we are
not in favor of these crippling expenditures and we are labeled
"un-American","racist". We wonder how we are supposed to let you
know how frustrated we are. You have attempted to make our protests
seem isolated and insignificant. Until your appointment, Americans
had the right to speak out.

YES, "We noticed."

On September 11, 2001, there were no Republicans or Democrats,
only Americans. And we all grieved together and helped each other in
whatever way we could. The attack on 9/11 was carried out because
we are Americans.

And YES, "We noticed."

There were many of us who prayed that as a black president you could
help unite this nation. In six months you have done more to destroy
this nation than the attack on 9/11. You have failed us.

YES, "We noticed."

September 11 is a day of remembrance for all Americans. You propose
to make 9/11 a "National Service Day". While we know that you don't
share our reverence for 9/11, we pray that history will report your
proposal as what it is...a disgrace.

YES, "We noticed."

You have made a mockery of our Constitution and the office that you
hold. You have embarrassed and slighted us in foreign visits and

YES, "We noticed.."

We have noticed all these things. We will deal with you. When
Americans come together again, it will be to remove you from office.

Take notice.

1 comment:

Gaia said...

Basically I think he is trying too hard to please, and stepping on everyone's toes at the same time.
He has good intentions but going about it the wrong way.

Pray for wisdom.