2009-06-11 22:03:12 UTC
By: Lou Pritchett
Dear President Obama:
You are the thirteenth President under whom I have lived and unlike any
of the others, you truly scare me.
You scare me because after months of exposure, I know nothing about
You scare me because I do not know how you paid for your expensive Ivy
League education and your upscale lifestyle and housing with no visible
signs of support.
You scare me because you did not spend the formative years of youth
growing up in America and culturally you are not an American.
You scare me because you have never run a company or met a payroll.
You scare me because you have never had military experience, thus don't
understand it at its core.
You scare me because you lack humility and 'class', always blaming
You scare me because for over half your life you have aligned yourself
with radical extremists who hate America and you refuse to publicly
denounce these radicals who wish to see America fail.
You scare me because you are a cheerleader for the 'blame America'
crowd and deliver this message abroad.
You scare me because you want to change America to a European style
country where the government sector dominates instead of the private
You scare me because you want to replace our health care system with a
government controlled one.
You scare me because you prefer 'wind mills' to responsibly
capitalizing on our own vast oil, coal and shale reserves.
You scare me because you want to kill the American capitalist goose
that lays the golden egg which provides the highest standard of living
in the world.
You scare me because you have begun to use 'extortion' tactics against
certain banks and corporations.
You scare me because your own political party shrinks from challenging
you on your wild and irresponsible spending proposals.
You scare me because you will not openly listen to or even consider
opposing points of view from intelligent people.
You scare me because you falsely believe that you are both omnipotent
You scare me because the media gives you a free pass on everything you
You scare me because you demonize and want to silence the Limbaughs,
Hannitys, O'Relllys and Becks who offer opposing, conservative points
You scare me because you prefer controlling over governing.
Finally, you scare me because if you serve a second term I will
probably not feel safe in writing a similar letter in 8 years.
Note: Lou Pritchett is a former vice president of Procter & Gamble
whose career at that company spanned 36 years before his retirement in
1989, and he is the author of the 1995 business book, Stop Paddling &
Start Rocking the Boat.
Mr. Pritchett confirmed that he was indeed the author of the
much-circulated "open letter." "I did write the 'you scare me' letter.
I sent it to the NY Times but they never acknowledged or published it.
However, it hit the internet and according to the 'experts' has had
over 500,000 hits.
President Obama scares me too, for most of the same reasons.
He scares me because he has no respect for the rule of law and none of
the other branches are doing their job and checking or balancing him.
He is ramming through ill-advised policies with a message of urgency
brooking no reasoned debate on their merits. He is doing this entirely
with the force of his personality.
Where have we heard that story before? Hmmmm?
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