Thanks for forwarding your letter to President-Elect Obama.
However trite it may seem, if Ann Dunham, a white female, walked into a Planned Parenthood clinic in 1960, and told her story of meeting a black Kenyan man while they both attended the University of Hawaii, resulting in an unplanned pregnancy, one often wonders what advice she would have received from those individuals working at Planned Parenthood.
How amazing that an individual born in these circumstances who later moved to Indonesia with his newly remarried mom and stepdad and later returned to Hawaii to live with his grandparents in a small apartment where his granddad worked as a furniture salesman and his grandmother worked in a bank, could ultimately become President of the United States.
As you said in your letter, “Think of what the world has missed – a gifted teacher, a doting father, a dedicated missionary, a talented artist or entrepreneur, a future President." Keep up the good work!
This week the President-Elect wrote his own open letter to his daughters. The letter was published in Parade magazine. Did you read it?
I give Mr. Obama credit for loving his family the way he does. He appears to be a faithful husband and a good father to his two daughters. In the letter he speaks of his girls with great pride and tells them how much he loves them. His inspiration for running for President, he says, came from them. But again I find his words disturbing if not incongruent.
“I realized that my own life would not count for much unless I was able to ensure that you had every opportunity for happiness and fulfillment in yours,” writes Obama. “In the end, girls, that's why I ran for President: because of what I want for you and for every child in this nation."
Every child? Does Obama’s dream for his children and “every child” include unborn children? It seems to me that as President of all Americans, Mr. Obama should work to create “every opportunity for happiness and fulfillment” for every unborn child as much as for his own two girls. Do you agree?