Dear President Obama,
I believe that to know what values a person subscribes to, you must never listen to what that person says, but only observe what the person does.
Now, to know how ethical and truthful a person is, you compare what they say to what they do. In the case of the POTUS, it's a comparison of your campaign promises vs your actions since coming into power.
The question in my mind is - are you working for the mega corporations, or the American People?
Here's your scorecard:
1. Justice for Bush Admin Officials:
You are going to lengths verging on Obstruction of Justice to shield Bush Administration operatives who have committed crimes verging on treason against the American people.
2. Health Care:
Dealing behind closed doors, you sell out to Big Insurance interests before the sausage making even starts.
3. Civil Liberties:
Those civil liberties that we lost during the last eight years have still not been restored to us, and the erosion rate has hardly been slowed. You still claim for yourself most of the Bush Administration's most egregious power grabs. You are working against the ACLU and using the same arguments that Cheney dreamed up with Addington and Rove.
You use "bipartisanship" to CYA on any legislation that your corporate masters want ruined. Please note: Nobody cares whether ANY republican legislators ever sign on to needed legislation, as long as the bill does good things in the best way possible. Case in point: You allowed the stimulus bill to be watered down, all for the vote of a republican(which you didn't get). So, instead of lifting our economy, it is hardly keeping the economy alive, and the same party that didn't vote for it is declaring it to be a failure(and a waste of money that could have gone to more tax cuts). The same thing is now happening to Health Care reform. By your actions, you are either a CYA weenie, lacking the courage of your convictions, OR you've sold yourself to the rich and greedy powers that are fleecing our country. Neither is a pretty picture.
Remains to be seen, although, if you were actually championing American Values the place could have been closed down within a week
6. Middle East Wars:
One month of those wars could finance several years of health care for all. These wars are not only damaging our national security, they are damaging our place in civilized society, they are bleeding our treasury at an alarming rate.
This while the world goes off the dollar, so that our traditional means of reducing our deficit will not be available in future.
ARE YOU INSANE?
Clearly the corporations are international in scope and reach, with no loyalty to our nation over any other. Indeed, no loyalty to the human race or even to life on this planet while there is money to be filched, looted, and gouged. When they are through bilking us they will move on to greener pastures, wreaking havoc as they plow their way through the world.
President Obama, I don't even expect that you will ever see this letter, I would like to be on record as one of the few Americans who still believe in the promise of Liberty and Justice for All.