Daily Letters

A selection of letters received.


December 08, 2005

Keep us better

Mr. President,

I am a former member of the United States Army, a service I was proud to perform for America. I remember all the different times we had classes, both in Basic and in permanent units, on the Geneva Convention and proper treatment of prisoners. For all that I didn’t like classes that much, I felt a sense of pride when we conducted these classes because they told us we had not only one of the best equipment and training in the world, we had the best moral bedrock for our actions.

Now, Mr. President, I’m no longer certain of that. I tend to take most media with a large grain of salt but at a certain point it’s impossible to ignore what’s going on. I read the words of your staff and they’re tap-dancing around the truth. I read your directives and they say to ignore laws and principles that have set us apart as a nation for decades. The Patriot Act is being abused every day but no one speaks up. The CIA takes people into custody and whisks them away to foreign soil so they can take advantage of a loophole to use reprehensible means to get questionable data.

Mr. President, I am a loyal American. I love my country and know how fortunate I am to have been born here. I want to keep that feeling of pride, of almost divine favor in being American. Don’t let us descend to the level of those who attack us. Don’t make us like them. Rule of Law is better than absolutism. Keep us better.

Thank you, Sir, for your time and attention.

Age 47
Clovis, New Mexico


Liberal weenies

Dear George:

I would like the opportunity to thank you for being our president! I know you don’t hear that enough if not at all! I am a 29 year old single parent that works two jobs a total of 65 hours a week and I refuse to use the welfare system because to many people use it as a crutch!

I am so proud of my daughter who turned three this past September! She is my everything and with you serving as our president I feel secure in my daughter’s safety! This war is so much more then anyone could ever imagine! I know your heart is heavy and at times may feel overwhelmed but I am a true believer that God never gives us more then we can handle and that my friend is why he chose you to protect our country! What an awesome burden to carry!

I believe several people have forgotten about 9/11, but I have not! I am thankful for my freedom of which most liberals take for granted! Thank you for making me and my daughter feel more secure and defending us even though others find this war pointless. I know this is something bigger then anyone could comprehend and I thank you for staying true! For all those liberal weenies that stood there tall with you the day of 9/11 ready to defend this country what will it take for you guys to realize that we are doing the right thing? Another 9/11? How very sad!

Thank you again Mr. President for remaining true!

Age 29
Frederick, MD


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