I love my friends, especially my conservative friends. It's like a book I read recently by Marie Osmond titled "Might As Well Laugh About It Now." Well, in order to provide some more levity, I thought I would pass this on from a friend, with permission. I am using only her first name, but she gives her full name in the actual letter to none other than Barak Obama himself. She wrote this letter because of the TARP money she received but did not ask for. I am certain that many disabled veterans need this money and were glad to have it and I do not begrudge them for accepting it. Julie, however, neither asked for or wanted this assistance. This is about personal choice and being involved in decisions on where this money goes. This is a democracy after all. And for those of you not from Alaska, Sen. Lisa Murkowski is our Republican Senator.
August 9, 2009
TO: President Barak Obama
1600 Pennsylvania Ave
SUBJECT: TARP Money for Veterans
Dear President Obama,
I would like to personally thank you for the $250 check I received for no reason other than being a disabled veteran. I was surprised at first to receive this unexpected money. I pondered what to do with it for about 5 minutes. There was no question in my mind I should reinvest it in my government.
I plan to donate the entire amount to my Senator, Lisa Murkowski. She represents my beliefs and values. She represents the country that I served for 20 years in the Air Force. I’m hoping she and other like-minded representatives in Congress will restore our Republic. I will support all candidates new and incumbent that have this simple agenda.
Please feel free to continue sending me money that I might reinvest into the government that I will believe in again real soon. I still know my country is beautiful and these recent Town Hall meetings have restored my faith that there are many Americans that share my belief in our First Amendment and desire to uphold our Constitution, Bill of Rights, and Declaration of Independence.
Senior Master Sergeant, USAF, Retired
P.S. I am one of those people that disagree with your healthcare plan (I know, big surprise), so please feel free to add me to your snitch list, or whatever you may be calling it.
I couldn't have said it better myself Julie.