Sunday, September 07, 2008
Dear Mr. Obama:
Sir, you confuse me. Those of us who conduct our lives based on logic, truth, good will, decency and the driven work ethic to be productive assets to our great country are trying very hard to figure you out.
I hear the words coming out of your mouth. I see the large crowds cheering you on. But for the life of me I cannot believe the contradictions and hypocrisy coming out of you and your supporters.
Your advertisements and campaign speeches claim that you believe in Americans who work hard and try to be the best that they can be to achieve their American dreams. Then you turn around and rave about how you apparently hate rich, successful people. For some strange reason you want to punish them with punitive taxes.
You wish to take those increased taxes and put them into proven wasteful bureaucracies, many of which reward able-bodied Americans who simply refuse to get a job.
Worse, our tax dollars too often go to purchase bling instead of the proper care of children.
How in God's name can you support such slavery to the nanny state?
America is $9 trillion in debt. Increasing the debt further saddles future generations of America with even more dangerous debt. I cannot see how this is moral, just or makes good economic sense.
Senator, you even support the outrageous, duplicitous taxing of families' after-tax savings upon the death of a family member.
Redistribution of wealth is out-and-out anti-American, and the essence of communism.
As for further taxing the wealthy, do you believe there is a ceiling on success? At what level are you prepared to "take those profits?"
In a recent commencement speech, you recommended the graduates consider the "collective" rather than the individual.
Are we to expect that you actually believe that a quality society can possibly exist without rugged individuals as the nucleus for productive, positive neighborhoods, creating a truly great society, not to be confused with the disastrous "Great Society" that rewards slovenly dependency?
Another thing: Most Americans believe that our spiritual lives define us. We also believe that your 20-plus years at the Chicago church of Rev. Jeremiah Wright define you. If so, that would make you a radical racist — an America-hating, white-hating, Louis Farrakhan-supporting extremist.
Do you really expect us to believe that you sat in the pews for 20 years and did not hear any radical, anti-American drivel come out of the mouth of Rev. Wright?
You are on record supporting restrictions on the God-given, U.S. Constitution-guaranteed right to keep and bear arms. Do you believe that we need to pay for your armed security detail? What makes your lives more worthy of protecting than ours?
There is so much more we want to find out about you, and we hope you come forward with every bit of critical information for full disclosure before this fall so we know exactly who you are and what you stand for.
The people of America are genuinely concerned about the nation's future. Surely you owe it to us if you believe you can lead us forward for a better, more secure American Dream.
I'm sure you would want to give your wife something to be proud of.
Ted Nugent is a Waco-based musician and television show host. Contact him directly at tednugent.com.