4th Grade Teacher Writes President Obama


obama4The 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 thei r 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.

Every Real American

Ms Kathleen Lyday
Fourth Grade Teacher
Grandview Elementary School
11470 Hwy. C
Hillsboro , MO 63050
(636) 944-3291 Phone
(636) 944-3870 Fax

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  1. Now dose anyone really think he read that letter? Wow he is so busy, I havn’t heard any president in my life have so much time to read letters that they recive from the public.

    But to the 4th grade Teacher, I think we ned to start writing letters to all those people that voted for him.

  2. You have every right to disagree with your president, but you have to be respectful too. Moshe Rabbeinu showed respect to Pharoah and would never address him the way you do in your letter.

  3. Fantastic!!!! What a great letter. She is 100% right. I applaud her. I tried to contact her to thank her, but I couldn’t get through.

  4. dude. did you miss all of the “sir”s? That’s respect, right there. Maybe a small showing of civil unrest, but completely covered by the constitution.
    Thank you, Ms. Lyday

  5. Our Honorable President Obama is putting our country in DANGER! I have two words for those who don’t see that,and they are “WAKE UP”! After Obama was elected I told my family and friends that although I did not vote for him, but now that he is the president we have to respect him. But that CHANGED. We don’t have to respect a man who is putting us all in danger!

  6. Pharoah stood up for his own people. He just made problems for the Jews. As a king, he was a real king. He deserved respect.

    Obama doesn’t stand up for his own country. He is a bad president. He doesn’t deserve respect.

  7. This is an ‘urban legend” never happened. Though the content is on the mark, no one ever sent this to Obamination.

  8. When addressing the president of the United States of America one should demonstrate the respect that this office deserves. Using the term “Sir” is not always a sign of respect, as surely in this supposed letter it was not! An American citizen should always address their president by that title. Not Mr. or Ms. as this alleged author has done. I detested President Bush and his cronies, but nevertheless addressed him with the respect due his office. President Obama deserves the same. As to the content of the letter, those who blindly agree without knowledge of the facts must surely get their news from the Enquirer. Or mass-generated emails.

  9. Analysis: Readers will either agree or disagree with the opinions expressed above depending on their own political convictions, but the matter of its authorship is subject to correction.

    I contacted Kathleen Lyday at Grandview Elementary School in Hillsboro, Missouri, and she told me she did not, in fact, write the letter. More often than not, the signature lines of people who forward such emails are automatically attached in the process and become a semi-permanent feature. This is apparently what happened to Ms. Lyday.

    Other variants attribute authorship to “Franklin Bell” or “Douglas M. Casamer.” Franklin Bell of Columbia, Maryland is the likelier candidate, given that a version dated April 9, 2009 was posted by blogger Gary Shumway under a preface stating that he had obtained Mr. Bell’s permission to do so. (Last updated: 05/27/09)

  10. The above is an exerpt from Urban Legends. I checked by Urban Legends as well as Snopes.com. The information was basically the same. The letter was written to President Obama but not by Kathleen Lyday. It says it was more than likely written by Mr. Franklin Bell, as explained above.
    I also agree with every single word she wrote. I have the same concerns some of the other writers have expressed though I know many do not agree. History will show us, one way or another…I hope and pray the rest of you are correct…that he’ll be the best President of the United States, ever~~that we just misunderstand him and his administration, as well as the rest of “our” representatives

  11. This little teacher is hard to please.
    “You are so obsessed with appeasing the Europeans”, but:
    “You don¬ít show Great Britain …the respect they deserve”

    Dear fake teacher, “Have you not read the Declaration of Independence or the Constitution of the United States? There is NOTHING about “Judeo-Christian ethics and the principles”…Republican Agitprop is working…

  12. The last posting was 7/09…. how long has this thig been going around ~ I just heard of it today ~ 6/10 ! Doesn’t matter when it came out it is brilliant and I totally agree with everything said. Just one question, why would the author not take credit for his own words and instead trick people into thinking it was from a teacher? Eventually, it will be found out that the author is bogus and then the enire letter loses credibility! Its stupid!