Ray McInerny, Sr., and his wife Jean, have lived in New Berlin for 32 years. A retired graphic artist, he now paints for his own enjoyment. This blog will attempt to present items of general interest to his New Berlin neighbors.
As some of you know, a "Scare Me" letter, sent by Lou Pritchett, a former P&G exective to President Obama in 2009 went viral on the internet the past 3 years. .
With his permission another letter he's written, in April, 2012, is reproduced below:
To The Editors:
"In April, 2009, I sent President Obama and the New York Times a letter titled "You Scare Me" beause, as a candidate, he promised to "fundamentally transform America." Now, after observing his performance for over three years, he no longer scares me -- he terrifies me for the following reasons.
FIRST: He has done more to damage America's standing in the world, to lower the standard of living in America, to impoverish future generations, and to shake our faith in the country's future than any other Ameican President in history.
SECOND: With a compliant Democrat congress, a lapdog media, and a weak, almost non-existent Republican opposition, he has shattered the American dream of job secuity, home ownership, and rugged individualism for millions of Americans and has poisoned and divided our civil society with his politics of envy, class warfare, race warfare, and religious warfare - which he is using as fundamental building blocks for his 'socialist' agenda.
THIRD: Culturally, he remains totally out of touch with traditional American values. This has absolutely nothing to do with race or where he was born, rather it has everlything to do with where, how and with whom he was raised, schooled, educated, trained, and associates with - still today.
FOURTH: He has surrounded himself with niaive academicians, lawyers, politicians, bureaucrats, and solcialist leaning czars, who arrogantly think and behave exactly as he does. People who offer no balanced suggestions, or devil's advocate positions, and think in lock step with him that big government is the anwwer to all our problems.
FIFTH: He not only encourages, but aids and abets the unionization of American industry, the albatross around the neck of the free market. In turn, they provide the money and muscle to intimidate his opponents.
SIXTH: He has increased the national debt by over 30% in just three years. If re-elected, and this rate of increase continues, America will be burdened with an unsustainable 20 trillion dollar debt which will result in the country's financial death. Recovery will be impossible - America will be the Greece of 2016.
SEVENTH: Given his fanatical beholding to the 'environmental' and 'man-caused global warming' fringe, he has deliberately discouraged U.S. fossil fuel exploration and production, while wasting billions of tax payer dollars on solar, wind, and algae experiments. He refuses to accept that oil, gas, and coal are not America's enemies, they are America's assets - which, properly managed, could make us energy independent within a generation.
EIGHTH: He views the U.S. as a power in retreat which abused its World domnance. Therefore, he systematically aapologizes round the world. This past Marach, he whispered to the Russian President - "This is my last election. After my election, I will have more flexibility." Just what is the secret that Obama and Putin are concealing from American people until after the electtion? With what other leaders has he made similar secret agreements?
NINTH: And, finally, after all his miss-steps, bad decision-making, poor management, and zero leadership, the fact that he has the audacity to seek re-election should terrify every American.
I predict that if re-elected, future historians and political interpreters will look back at the eight-year period 2008-2016, and conclude "the 44th President of the U.S. allowed the takers to overpower the payers, which resulted in the greatest economy in history vanishing from the face of the Earth."
It is my hope and prayer that this letter will also go viral and serve as a 'wake-up' call to Americans of all political leaning - convincing them that never before in U. S. hisotry has so much depended on Americans understanding that we are facing one of the greatest crises in U.S. history. Convincing them that this election will be won not by lettes to the editor, political speeches, or radio or T.V. sound bites.
No, it will be won by those with a conviction, with a belief, and with a willingness to pay the price in helping put the most enlightened voters in the pollilng booth on November 6, 2012.
Let me end on my favorite quote - which I think is very appropriate for each of us today.
"To every man, there comes in his lifetime, that special moment, when he is physically tapped on the shoulder and offered the chance to do a very special thing. unique to him and fitted to his talent; what a tragedy if that moment finds him unprepared or unqualified for the work which would be his finest hour."
Those words spoken by Winston Churchill over 70 years ago are very appropriate for all Ameicans today.
For if each of us is prepared and is qualified, then 6 November 2012 just might be our, and our Nation's finest hour as we reclaim this "shining city on the hill" from the ravages of Obama Socialism.
It is now or never fellow patriots!! God help us if we fail!!