Chloe’s recent social studies assignment was to write a letter to President Obama. I hope she gets a response. Here’s what she had to say to him – and those who know my daughter know that she had some pretty strong opinions.
Aloha President Obama,
I’m so happy you became president for a second term!
Kudos to you for implementing “ObamaCare!” It is a big step we needed to take and speaking of big steps, I am very grateful you took us out of Iraq and am happy we’re soon leaving Afghanistan. What a giant waste of lives lost, money and time. Also, speaking of money, you’re doing well getting the U.S. out of the hole. I hope that soon we’ll be completely out of the recession.
On the other hand, here are some pointers for your next four years:
First and foremost, we obviously need to work on GUN CONTROL. Look what happened at Sandy Hook, Columbine, and Virginia Tech. In all honesty, it’s just absurd, and it’s getting “old.” We’re the only developed country with such lack of gun control, and we should be setting an example.
Second, GLOBAL WARMING. The world needs to wave goodbye to that, and sooner rather than later. The U.S. is producing way too much pollution and though I know we’re making an effort, it’s obviously not enough. People need to conserve, recycle and be more mindful of all the waste and chemicals they use. This is a must! Animals are going extinct and the polar ice caps are melting. Something needs to be done. Imagine having to tell your grandchildren what polar bears are because they don’t exist anymore. It’s a very sad thought.
Third, NO MORE WARS. You know what’s depressing? I can’t say I’ve been alive without the U.S. being at war, and I’m about to turn twelve! It’s time to prove that statement wrong!
Fourth, America is becoming more and more OBESE and we need to do something about it! I’m happy to see Michelle playing her part. I don’t want to end up like the people in “Wall-E.” I’ll admit I don’t have any particular ideas about what you can do to remedy this, but I know that liposuction is not the answer. How about having health insurance companies reimburse gym memberships if people show proof of attendance?
Finally, we need to get people MORE JOBS. We need to squish the unemployment rate like a cockroach.
I hope you take these suggestions to heart even though you’ve probably already heard them. Thanks for reading this, whichever one of President Obama’s advisers you are!
Say hi to Joe, Michelle, and the kids for me.
Your fellow Democrat,