Open Letter to the White House
I recently received an Email from the White House in response to my asking the president to veto the 2011 NDAA. In the response, that was written as though the president had himself responded, the form letter failed to reply to any of my concerns nor did they even address them. In fact it was as if I was talking to a politician at a political debate because the response was filled with rhetoric and said basically nothing concerning the topic.
Although the letter as a whole was obviously a form letter and obviously sent only because I requested a response, in it was one sentence I feel everyone I can reach should see. That line reads as follows.
“As Commander in Chief, I have no greater responsibility than keeping the American people safe.”
To our President:
Is that so Mr. President? It was my belief that the job for which you were elected, President of The States of America was to uphold the Constitution, the Bill of Rights and the laws of this country. I thought that the job of the President and the entire government was to defend the rights and freedoms fought for by our forefathers. If I recall my elementary school education correctly our ancestors sacrificed safety for these freedoms. Safety isn’t what I have read in the Constitution of The United States. In fact the number of times that the word ‘safety’ appears in the Constitution is once. Yes only once.
Section 9 – Limits on Congress states;
“The privilege of the Writ of Habeas Corpus shall not be suspended, unless when in Cases of Rebellion or Invasion the public Safety may require it.”
The word ‘safe’ appears nowhere in the Constitution at all and neither safe or safety appear in the Bill of Rights or the Declaration of Independence at all. Nowhere does it say I shall be kept safe. Free or Freedom however appears at least 11 times in these documents. In fact these three documents have been called “The Freedom Documents.”
So I say to you the person reading this, do you choose to be free or to be safe? Do you choose to allow or endorse this way of thinking where our government wants to become seemingly parental as if we are toddlers that need to be kept safe from the harsh realities of this world? Or do you choose to be free and to enjoy the freedoms you were taught to expect by being a citizen of this country? Do you chose to be free to make your own decisions and live by your own choices?
Let Freedom Ring!