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Mullins Letter - 04/24/09

Today, led by President Obama, our country is sharply divided over the direction our government is taking us. This was demonstrated by the outpouring of people at tea parties across the country on tax day, April 15, (an event basically ignored by mainstream media). Maybe in the eyes of the media an insignificant event, but some 55 million citizens voted for a different president. This administration seems in a mad rush to take the country back to the same circumstances from which we emerged as is so eloquently described in the Declaration of Independence.

For the first time in my life I fear my government. I see ample reason to believe the objective of the current administration is to destroy the principles established by our Constitution, a society governed by the rule of law, rather than by man. I didn't develop this fear over frivolous or trifling matters, but out of concern derived from seeing the basic freedoms of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness being stripped away. If the president had a genuine respect for the rule of law, why is it that many, if not most, of his nominees for cabinet posts seem to believe they are above the law? I don't see this as a positive character trait and the logical question follows, just who is this man, our president?

It is clear that he was the choice of mainstream media, whom I believe have neglected to fulfill the implied responsibility in the First Amendment to keep the people truthfully informed. Did the mainstream media report, at every news cycle, that he had no governing experience, or revenue producing business experience? Did the media point out that he would assume the office as an on-the job-trainee? In fairness, there is not a great deal to report. He has no "roots" in this country, i.e., relatives, aunts, uncles, grandparents, etc., to draw cultural experiences from. It seems much of the electorate has been lulled into listening to what he says, instead of paying attention to what he does.

What is one to think of a president who would go to another country (such as his recent trip to Europe and the G-8 Conference) and ridicule his own country? Did American media make a big deal out of this? Hardly mentioned. In fact it was reported in London media that French President Sarkozy offered the president a tour of the American Cemetery at Omaha Beach to view the 9,387 white crosses where American soldiers were buried who died liberating the French from German occupation, and he declined. And he would apologize after we have liberated the French for the second time?

What does this say about the commander in chief? What authority does a president have to compromise our sovereignty? He recently stated that "we are not at war with Islam," and was totally silent on the war with Islamic terrorists, an extreme element of a culture that wants to wipe us off the face of the Earth. An extremism that rewards killing Americans is frightening, and to say we are not at war with those extremists, even more frightening! Strange indeed! Sure seems like someone sympathetic to Islam to me. I don't view being chummy with, and apologetic to dictators of third-world nations as an omen of good things to come.

It seems the aim of this administration is to further divide a nation that is already seriously divided. Could this be the plan, in keeping with the age-old maxim of divide and conquer?

Grady Mullins

Conyers