Throughout the years I have kept in touch with the presidents of the United States, starting from Ronald Reagan. It matters not whether they are Republican or Democrat. I feel that they need to hear from the grassroots, little people and know how we feel about important issues affecting Americans. The presidents have always kept in touch as well as the first ladies. These letters are my treasures.
I feel that it’s OK to state what we feel is wrong, or unacceptable. We all need to have respect for the position, be positive by sharing words of encouragement and support. There is a little good in the worst of us, and a little bad in the best of us. No public official has ever been perfect. There are too many people, and it’s hard to please everyone since everyone has a different conviction. Remember that more flies are caught with honey than with vinegar and all elected officials need T.L.C. from the community. A kind word once in a while never hurts.
Our senators do a great job of supporting us, but they also need our support.
It’s tough to be president of the United States. Two of president Obama’s statements in his letter to me impressed me.
There is a truth in his words: “The idea that you can make it if you try, no matter where you are from, what you look like or who you love.” He also said, “Government cannot solve every problem, but if we, all members of one American Family, accept our obligation to one another and embrace the belief that our destiny is shared, I am confident that our country’s best days lie ahead.”