A note to President Barack Hussien Obama
Mr. President, with much respect and admiration for the good work that you have done over the past seven years, I beg you not to repeat these words—the state of the Union is strong— because it’s not.
There is still poverty, racism, sexism, in-justice against Blacks, police brutality and murders of Blacks, Blacks still head the lists of the;unemployed, disenfranchised, gentrification has redlined Blacks from their prior homes. There is still:discrimination against non-Christians, lack of vital resources such as water for poor citizens, millions without health insurance, rampant intolerance for immigrants who are not from Europe, depraved gun laws, and the list goes on.
Mr. President you have tried very hard to make the U.S.A and the world a better place and I must say that you have succeeded in many areas and all Americans should give you praise.
Your job would have been so much easier if you were a White man. We know that the U.S.A. is not the world; the 300 Million citizens of the U.S. are not the only ones who have seen your great works
The roadblocks that were put in your way by the Republicans and some Democrats and their hatred for you have not stopped your progress and the indelible fact that you saved the U.S. from financial catastrophe and further social chaos left behind by George W. Bush.
I continue to wish you well, and may the warped minds of Republicans become straightened over the next 10 months.
By Karl A. Haughton