Ed Vallejo

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"Letter to the President" Being Forwarded Around in E-mails

The following letter was posted to a Yahoo! Group I belong to as received in an e-mail.  After some digging, I find this from a Mr. Franklin T. Bell of  Columbia, Maryland:
Franklin T. Bell, CFM, RPA, FMA
7239 Swan Point Way
Columbia, MD 21045

April 9, 2009

The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20500

Mr. Obama:

I have had it with you and your administration, sir. Your conduct on your recent trip overseas has convinced me that you are not an adequate representative of the United States of America collectively or of me personally.

You are so obsessed with appeasing the Europeans and the Muslim world that you have abdicated the responsibilities of the President of the United States of America. You are responsible to the citizens of the United States. You are not responsible to the peoples of any other country on earth.

I personally resent that you go around the world apologizing for the United States telling Europeans that we are arrogant and do not care about their status in the world. Sir, what do you think the First World War and the Second World War were all about if not the consideration of the peoples of Europe? Are you brain dead? What do you think the Marshall Plan was all about? Do you not understand or know the history of the 20th century?

Where do you get off telling a Muslim country that the United States does not consider itself a Christian country? Have you not read the Declaration of Independence or the Constitution of the United States? This country was founded on Judeo-Christian ethics and the principles governing this country, at least until you came along, come directly from this heritage. Do you not understand this?

Your bowing to the king of Saudi Arabia is an affront to all Americans. Our President does not bow down to anyone, let alone the king of Saudi Arabia. You don’t show Great Britain, our best and one of our oldest allies, the respect they deserve yet you bow down to the king of Saudi Arabia. How dare you, sir! How dare you!

You can’t find the time to visit the graves of our greatest generation because you don’t want to offend the Germans but make time to visit a mosque in Turkey. You offended our dead and every veteran when you give the Germans more respect than the people who saved the German people from themselves. What’s the matter with you?

I am convinced that you and the members of your administration have the historical and intellectual depth of a mud puddle and should be ashamed of yourselves, all of you.

You are so self-righteously offended by the big bankers and the American automobile manufacturers yet do nothing about the real thieves in this situation, Mr. Dodd, Mr. Frank, Franklin Raines, Jamie Gorelic, the Fannie Mae bonuses, and the Freddie Mac bonuses. What do you intend to do about them? Anything? I seriously doubt it.

What about the U.S. House members passing out $9.1 million in bonuses to their staff members – on top of the $2.5 million in automatic pay raises that lawmakers gave themselves? I understand the average House aide got a 17% bonus. I took a 5% cut in my pay to save jobs with my employer. You haven’t said anything about that. Who authorized that? I surely didn’t!
Executives at Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will be receiving $210 million in bonuses over an eighteen-month period, that's $45 million more than the AIG bonuses. In fact, Fannie and Freddie executives have already been awarded $51 million – not a bad take. Who authorized that and why haven’t you expressed your outrage at this group who are largely responsible for the economic mess we have right now.
I resent that you take me and my fellow citizens as brain-dead and not caring about what you idiots do. We are watching what you are doing and we are getting increasingly fed up with all of you. I also want you to know that I personally find just about everything you do and say to be offensive to every one of my sensibilities. I promise you that I will work tirelessly to see that you do not get a chance to spend two terms destroying my beautiful country.


cc: Senator Barbara A. Mikulski
Senator Benjamin L. Cardin
Frank M. Kratovil, Jr. (D), 1st Congressional District
C. A. Dutch Ruppersberger III (D), 2nd Congressional District
John P. Sarbanes (D), 3rd Congressional District
Donna F. Edwards (D), 4th Congressional District
Steny H. Hoyer (D), 5th Congressional District
Roscoe G. Bartlett (R), 6th Congressional District
Elijah E. Cummings (D), 7th Congressional District
Christopher Van Hollen, Jr. (D), 8th Congressional District

SWCA #2217
"I won't be wronged, I won't be insulted, and I won't be laid a hand on. I don't do these things to other people and I expect the same from them" JB Books (John Wayne "The Shootist")
"Who Dares Wins" SAS
Found HERE:
In another post, Mr. Bell states that he was not the originator, but also received it in an e-mail.  The legislators listed are from Maryland, so I called Mr. Bell and left a message to find out if he added them, or if they were in the original e-mail he received.  I will update when I hear from him.
I'd like to track down the author - if anyone has gotten this e-mail, or can offer more information, please contact me here at Freedom's Phoenix.
Ed Vallejo, Editor
Freedom's Phoenix

13 Comments in Response to

Comment by Rich Bulmer
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Steve and Kim, Your dad may not of been a great father, but as you can see his writing reflect millions of other Americans true feelings for the way our country is being ran, So look at this way, your father is trying to make it up to you two by trying to make a better future for your kids, Cause Ill tell you this, What he wrote in that letter was Powerful, You have to be extremely intelligent to word a truthful letter such as this one in such a strong way, That it screams at The idiot it was intended for, Im sure when Obama read it, it took the friz out of his hair, and thats what we need ,someone who can get up in our governments face when their doing the wrong thing..... using words cause letters are documents and this letter will be in our history books.

Comment by David Brayton
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John boy. You know nothing at all. Freedom from a government mandated religion is what it says AND only that. As your ridiculous historical ignorance won't help that.

Comment by Frank Bell
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I don't know which Frank Bell you spoke with but I, in fact, did write that letter (and many since then) and still stand by every word in it.


Frank Bell 

Comment by Frank Bell
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 Kim & Steve:

You should be ashamed of yourselves.  You both know better than your comments.


Comment by Kathy Snell
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I applaude Mr Bell for his letters. He speaks the mindset of many citizens of the United States of America. I do beg to differ with one posted reply. I have read the original texts of many of our framers and founders documents, we sir were founded of Judeo- Christian ethics and principles. Yes we also stood for religious freedom and still do, promoting the expression of worship on many diverse levels and theologies or the right not to attest to any religion. Our founders based most writings on the principles of moral and ethical behavior as well as the laws which followed to hold the line for accountability. I am proud to be an American from the USA. We have strayed way off base in recent years yielding to political correctness, corruption, special interest groups and greed (of power and money) within DC. I never thought I would ever have need to speak out against our state representatives let alone the Commander and Chief of this great nation, but I must. We never were set up to be a nation of entitlements from government but rather a nation built hard work yielding personal autonomy. We are still the greatest nation in the world and with hard work and a loud voice (and votes) of America's citizens, we will stop this progressive-socialist-marxist agenda and rise again as a nation of liberty and freedom.

Kathy J Snell

Warsaw, Indiana     

Comment by John Boy
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As can be seen from most of the comments below, the letter's author does not speak for America. Although I'm a devout Christian, I am appalled that anyone (God forbid a teacher) would assert that our government or country is based on anything that is Judeo-Christian.   We are a coutry based on freedoms - including freedom of and from religion.  We are not a Christian country, or a Muslim country, or a Jewish country.  We encompass all faiths and we proudly defend everyone's right to practice their own religion and be free from the religious opression of others.  The so-called "teacher" who wrote the letter needs go back to 6th grade and read the constitution.

Comment by Ronnie Overby
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 Personally, I don't care WHO  the author of the email in question is. What is important is the content of the email which is true in my opinion.   Bottom line is that I, and many people are in complete agreement with it.

Comment by Kim Bowens
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Frank Bell ditched his wife and kids in 1977 and has never looked back.  He left an emotional train wreck behind and has never taken any responsibility for it, so America, do not take any of his opinions as gospel of your own...you ought to be ashamed to...he has absolutely no credibility when it comes to God, Country or Family!


Comment by Kim Bowens
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Go fire up your generator, touch up your tatoos, shave your head, and clean your gun for target practice!

This is yet another diatribe by an arrogant, ignorant windbag.  I see an IRS Audit looming in your future. 

Comment by steve bell
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The person who wrote this letter "might not be the GREAT AMERICAN" you think he is!

God, Country, Family correct??

Comment by Robert Betts
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I didn't write the letter, but wish that I had! Obama and congress are out of conrol. We are handing our children a debt and problems that do not deserve. Whoever wrote this is a great American, loves our country and has the guts to stand up for it. 

Comment by Ed Vallejo
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I got a callback from Mr. Bell this morning, and he says that he WAS the author of this letter! He stood by every word, too.

I**Q**m so glad people are putting their real names on these statements - I**Q**m tired of people bitching to high heaven, but signing their diatribes **Q**anonymous**Q**.

Comment by Jim Lorenz
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I fear this letter, while elements of it are true, is a diversion from the mother of all enablers---the Federal Fractional Reserve Central Banking System, with the open collusion of the Congress of the United State**Q**s Government; that is not in the interest of the People.

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