Monday, June 18, 2012

Letter to the President from Ilene Baker


15 June 2012

Dear President Obama,

On behalf of this average citizen, I’d like to thank you for your efforts and your actions.  I appreciate and applaud your choice of the middle road to seek balance and equity, for your consideration of the wishes of all Americans as best you can, and for trying to discern that space between what we want as a people versus what is reasonable and possible.  I value your navigation of the rock throwing and mudslinging of politics with grace and dignity.  Satisfying all and moving forward with what one hopes is the best solution is a daunting task in each of our individual lives.  To ponder that responsibility in the context of our entire country is unimaginable.  Thank you for taking on this great and necessary burden and for shouldering the load of what may appear as a sometimes ungrateful nation.  Like you, I believe that our country can be a better place.

With gratitude and thanks,


Ilene Baker

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