Thursday, June 25, 2009

A Call To Serve

Even though I have little hope of having "The One" heed my voice, I do write to the White House. Indeed, we as responsible citizens should communicate with all our elected representatives, if for no other reason than to show them that they don't live in a ivory tower.

Writing to the White House apparently puts one on a mailing list.

On June 22, I got the video below embedded in an electronic missive from the White House. Swallow your gorge, and force yourself to watch:

Text of the electronic missive from the White House below the fold:
Dear Friend,

Last week, I announced United We Serve – a nationwide call to service challenging you and all Americans to volunteer this summer and be part of building a new foundation for America.

And when I say “all,” I mean everyone – young and old, from every background, all across the country. We need individuals, community organizations, corporations, foundations, and our government to be part of this effort.

Today, for the official kick off of United We Serve, members of my administration have fanned out across America to participate in service events and encourage all Americans to join them.

The First Lady is rolling up her sleeves and getting to work too. But before she headed out today, she asked me to share this message with you.

Our nation faces some of the greatest challenges it has in generations and we know it’s going to take a lot of hard work to get us back on track.

While Michelle and I are calling on every American to participate in United We Serve, the call to service doesn’t end this fall. We need to stay involved in our towns and communities for a long time to come. After all, America’s new foundation will be built one neighborhood at a time – and that starts with you.

Thank you,
President Barack Obama
Why am I reminded of "To Serve Man," one of the classic episodes from The Twilight Zone?

By the way, the previous electronic missive I received was a link to BHO's Cairo Speech.

You know how that one made my heart leap for joy. [sarcasm]

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posted by Always On Watch @ 6/25/2009 07:01:00 AM