Thursday, February 17, 2011

A Letter to the President

Yesterday I sent this letter to President Obama:

The President of the United States
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue
Washington, DC 20500

Dear Mr. President,

My name is_____________.

I will not vote for you.

I voted for you in 2008. I will not vote for you. Neither will I vote for any Democrat, whom I have loyally supported in the past.

You can raise a trillion dollars for your reelection, Mr. President, and I will not vote for you.



I have sent similar letters to my Democratic Representative, and my Democratic Senator

Granted it’s a little short on explanation.

The explanation is basically here

I had hoped that Mr. Obama’s election would provide a remedy to what I see as happening to this country. I know now that it did not. I believe now that in fact there is no real opportunity, through the democratic process as it is now, to change things. I, and those like me, simply do not have the attention of our rulers.

I am not wealthy. I am not one of them.

As long as I continue vote, they will ignore me, and what I have to say. They may nod, but they will not act. As long as I continue to vote, I am playing the game by their rules. They are winning, and I am losing. And my country deteriorates, its heritage mocked and its future squandered.

Only if I, and millions of others like me, refuse to continue to participate in this charade of a democracy, will they pay attention. To us. And to the law.

The choice is yours. You can continue to vote, and have your voice ignored, or you can send them a letter, and refuse to vote for them. Any of them. And tell your friends, that you have done this. That you have sent the President a letter, and that you will refuse to vote for him, or any of them. That you refuse to consent to what has become essentially a kleptocracy, a nation governed by theft, where the poor and middle class, the worker, the people, are essentially being robbed, even of what they still have. Where you are essentially being robbed, of both rights and wealth, even of what you still have.

Even if they have not come for you yet, they will. They cannot help it. They cannot stop themselves. Even if you do not yet bear the burden of debt, you will. Only the very few, will have anything left for themselves. You already have less than you know, for the debt of your government is your debt. And who do you owe?

If you are satisfied with the occasional bone they may throw you, be satisfied. Play your part in their game, if you think thereby to prosper. Vote.

If not, then do what I am doing, and what I have done, and what I will do. Refuse to vote for any of them.

Send the President a letter. And tell your friends, your fellow citizens, who are also being robbed, of both rights and wealth, even of what they still have.

Only in this way can we recapture the government for the people. For ourselves.

Refuse to vote for any of them.

Send the President a letter.

And tell your friends, your fellow citizens.

1 comment:

  1. I would suggest that you continue to vote, but that you vote a blank ballot (like I do). Blank ballots are much harder for them to explain away than is "low turnout". Blank ballots are also as close as you can get to "none of the above", and when someone inevitably offers you the pablum, "If you didn't vote, you can't complain", you can smartly answer, "Of course I voted. I care about my country." And you will be telling the truth.