Letter to the President
Combat Veterans for Ron Paul
April 6, 2012
An open letter to the President of the United States of America, Barack H. Obama
“Victory attained by violence is tantamount to a defeat, for it is momentary.” Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi
“The President does not have power under the Constitution to unilaterally authorize a military attack in a situation that does not involve stopping an actual or imminent threat to the nation.” Barack Obama
Dear Mr. President,
Trust is not a thing to be taken lightly. Without it, we have nothing, we are nothing. How can a relationship work if spouses don’t trust one another? It can’t. What about business partners? Can they run a successful start-up without trust? No. What about a military unit? Can we operate effectively if we can’t trust our brothers? No… not that you would know anything about that….
Well, Mr. President, trust is not just essential to personal relationships. As members of the greatest fighting force in the world, we swear an oath to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States, and to obey lawful orders from you and the officers appointed above us.
So, how can members of the military be expected to trust that the orders you issue as commander-in-chief will be lawful when you have lied to us repeatedly? Again, they can’t.