Kudos to Martin Baronner for his defense of President Barack Obama in his letter of May 3.
All presidents have been subject to attacks now and again, but I have never seen the likes of the attacks on Obama. He's a dictator; he's waged a war on religion; he was not born in the U.S.; he's not one of us, he's a Muslim; he's a communist.
It just goes on and on.
Think about all the good things he's done during his presidency.
Not all promises kept but not always it was his decision. Most of what he wanted had to pass through Congress.
Enough said. Now, once you can accept the good that he's done, just close your eyes and imagine that he is a white American, which is obviously just as true as him being a black American, since his mother was white.
When the people I know are asked why they hate Obama, they just say they don't really know. More than likely, they just don't want to say it's because of his race.
Neither whites nor blacks should have a problem with his race.
However, shortly after being sworn in as president, before he had a chance to prove or disprove himself, many were stating very loudly that the only thing they were interested in was making sure Obama was a one-term president. His seat in the Oval Office was not even warm before the attacks began.
Don't expect anyone to admit that the reason for their hatred for Obama is the fact that he's black. No one wants to be seen as a racist.
People can say he hasn't delivered on his promises or done anything good or whatever. But the fact remains that this animosity toward him started within days of him taking up residence in the White House.
And in reality, it's the religious right that is trying to insinuate their beliefs into government.
The recent Arizona law stating that life begins two weeks before conception??What is that about if it's not about religion?
Where's the proof of this theory? If makes no sense whatsoever.
This country is turning into something evil and scary, and it has nothing to do with President Obama.
Elizabeth K. Shade