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REQUIEM

Below are the two final essays to be posted on Allegiance and Duty Betrayed. The first one is written by a friend -- screen name 'Euro-American Scum' -- who, over the past four years, has been the most faithful essayist here. He has written about everything from his pilgrimage to Normandy in 2004 to take part in the 60th–year commemoration of the invasion, to his memories of his tour in Vietnam. His dedication to America’s founding principles ... and those who have sacrificed to preserve them over the past 200+ years ... is unequaled. Thank you, E-A-S. It has been a privilege to include your writing here, and it is a privilege to call you my friend.

The second essay is my own farewell. And with it I thank all of the many regular visitors, and those who may have only dropped in occasionally, for coming here. I hope you learned something. I hope a seed or two was planted. But, even if not, I thank you for stopping by ... 25 March, 2010

5/20/2009

Dear Mr. President ...


Dear President Obama,

You are the thirteenth President under whom I have lived and unlike any of the others, you truly scare me.

* You scare me because after months of exposure, I know nothing about you.

* You scare me because I do not know how you paid for your expensive Ivy League education and your upscale lifestyle and housing with no visible signs of support.

* You scare me because you did not spend the formative years of youth growing up in America and culturally you are not an American.

* You scare me because you have never run a company or met a payroll.

* You scare me because you have never had military experience, thus don't understand it at its core.

* You scare me because you lack humility and "class", always blaming others.

* You scare me because for over half your life you have aligned yourself with radical extremists who hate America and you refuse to publicly denounce these radicals that wish to see America fail.

* You scare me because you are a cheerleader for the "blame America" crowd and deliver this message abroad.

* You scare me because you want to change America to a European style country where the government sector dominates instead of the private sector.

* You scare me because you want to replace our health care system with a government controlled one.

* You scare me because you prefer windmills to responsibly capitalizing on our own vast oil, coal, and shale reserves.

* You scare me because you want to kill the American capitalist goose that lays the golden egg which provides the highest standard of living in the world.

* You scare me because you have begun to use "extortion" tactics against certain banks and corporations.

* You scare me because your own political party shrinks from challenging you on your wild and irresponsible spending proposals.

* You scare me because you will not openly listen to or even consider opposing points of view from intelligent people.

* You scare me because you falsely believe that you are both omnipotent and omniscient.

* You scare me because the media gives you a free pass on everything you do.

* You scare me because you demonize and want to silence the Limbaughs, Hannitys, O'Reillys, and Becks who offer opposing, conservative points of view.

* You scare me because you prefer controlling over governing.

* Finally, you scare me because if you serve a second term, I will probably not feel safe in writing a similar letter in 8 years.

-- Lou Pritchett, author of:

15 comments:

Lou Barakos said...

We could all add a couple dozen more but Pritchett does a good job of covering the sad basics.

Cal Brindisi said...

Joanie:

Here's a great post from another site:

No anarchist here, but I am prepared for general anarchy if the government spends and prints itself to death. I need the laughs when BAC raises $1B "for now" and tells us everything is okay and the market goes up. Bernanke says lets prints a few more trillion......we can take it back anytime. Obama says Bush did the right thing giving money to the banks, we will do more of the right thing and give money to everyone times ten or a hundred. Its free, right?

The home entertainment option is covered by me planting crops fruit trees, tomatoes, and such and shooting squirrels that try to steal the fruit.

As for stocks...buy, buy, buy. As long as Goldman needs to pump them up. Then one day soon, It will be sell, sell, sell. Then buy, buy, buy again. All for no reason other than the hedgies and goldman are feeling one way or the other. when the merry go round stops, I don't want to be on it, because it won't be pretty........Maybe like New Orleans after Katrina.

China says BS and starts trying to corner the world's gold supply and natural resources. IMHO once they get it cornered, they will dump US treasuries and watch the resources and gold shoot up profiting at our expense. Don't trust people who memorize and live by Sun Tzu, Machiavelli, or Saul Alinsky. That means the Chinese, the Russians, and our federal government. Oh and if you find a Koran anywhere and run for cover or you might lose your head. :)

robmaroni said...

Well said, Mr. Prichett!

stonemason said...

Good list.

Now you need to write a column on each entry, Joanie. I know you can. We'll wait. ;)

lori_gmeiner said...

Now you need to write a column on each entry, Joanie. I know you can. We'll wait. ;)Yep. Put that in your schedule girl. I know you can do it!

Anonymous said...

An interesting website along the same lines:

What Worries Me About Obama

Jim said...

You're gonna love this. I almost lost my lunch when I read it. It looks like Michelle Obama has replaced Hillary Clinton as "the smartest woman in the world."

What's Wrong With American Society That Forces Michelle Obama to Tone Down?

Dawnsearlylight said...

Great essay, Joanie.

I hope you and Rick have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend!

daveburkett said...

I hope you and Rick have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend!Ditto here.

2ndAmendmentDefender said...

I hope you and Rick have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend!I third that motion. ;)

2ndAmendmentDefender said...

Joanie,

The formatting here doesn't seem to be working. It looks like we're putting spaces between paragraphs but when the sentences are posted they're run on. Any idea why?

Anonymous said...

You scare me because for over half your life you have aligned yourself with radical extremists who hate America and you refuse to publicly denounce these radicals that wish to see America fail.This one is the one that is at the root of all the others. It will lead to our downfall as a nation.

Anonymous said...

I suspect this letter was never answered. ;)

J D said...

* You scare me because you have begun to use "extortion" tactics against certain banks and corporations.

Anonymous said...

You scare me because there was once photos of the President and the Vice President hung in every government building. Now there is a photo of you, and you alone.