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Letter to the editor: What do we expect our president to be?

Wednesday, June 5, 2013 - 12:01 am

We expect our president to be a true-blue, flag-waving, God-fearing, patriotic American. After all, he has to represent us and the interests of the United States around the world.

But some have asked legitimate questions about the current president in light of certain facts. For example, President Obama has no history of baseball, hot dogs, apple pie and watching patriotic 4th of July parades led by the American Legion color guard marching through his home town during his formative young years. Instead, he spent his impressionable early years in Third World foreign countries, heavily Muslim, attending some Islamic schools, with parents and stepparents who were openly socialist/Marxists, if not outright communists.

Later, when he was moved to the States, he was still surrounded by socialists and Marxists, and as he got older and went to college, many of his professors, mentors and associates were socialists, Marxists, communists and unrepentant domestic terrorists. All indisputable facts.

President Obama can easily quote passages from the Quran and said the Muslim morning call to worship, which he is able to repeat, was the most beautiful sound in the world. I wonder how many verses he can quote from the Bible or how many parts of the U.S. Constitution he can quote? Rather, President Obama has said he sees the U.S. Constitution as an impediment to things he’d like to do and is full of “negative right,” as he calls it. I thought it was supposed to be an instruction manual on how to run the country.

With Armed Forces Day and Memorial Day just past, Independence Day and Veterans Day coming up, and as a veteran myself, I want our president to be a lump-in-the-throat, tears-in-the-eyes-when-the-national-anthem-is-played kind of guy, who’ll stand in the front lines and take a bullet for our country. But if that’s what he is, how and when did he get to be that way?

Ken Selking

Decatur