Our friend Isaac just visited us a couple weeks ago. I got a text from him earlier this week that made me feel really loved. It said something to the effect of: “I used to not care much about politics. But this shutdown is making me really angry.” So he wrote this letter to the President.
It’s a great letter. But what I admire most of all about it is that, like with all things about Isaac, it’s motivated by love — love for our country, love for our leaders, and love for the people of the DC community.
In light of the government shutdown and subsequent presidential address to the country, I felt compelled to write this letter to President Barack Obama. Perhaps in it you can find your own frustration that is beyond ideals, politics and policies. It is a frustration in leadership.
Dear Mr. President,
I readily admit I do not know the complexity of your role. At age 35 I am barely age eligible to be the president of United States America. I suppose having lived 35 years gives me just enough perspective to weigh in on matters as significant as to what is facing you and the government. I recognize that at age 18 I have a vote, but now that I’m 35 I, by virtue of my age, could lead this country if elected. Procuring a nomination and funding for a campaign are entirely different matters; matters I have little interest in.
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