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A Letter From President Obama June 23, 2009

Posted by Daniel Downs in Barak Obama, news.
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There are several reasons why I include President Obama’s emailed letter. One, I respect the high office of our nation’s Presidency. Two, his calling on all Americans, including myself, to serve others is in itself a very godly and spiritual act. Even if Pres. & First Lady Obama are motivated more by secular or possibly socialist- progressive ideals, helping others and bettering our local communities is itself a reciprocating benevolent act. Three, I hope it is of service to the much larger and diffuse community of bloggers.

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

As an after-thought, let’s hope that those wielding more power and influence who helped Pres. Obama into office are not the same who have helped to create the current economic crisis that now, more than ever, requires more serious community involvement to find effective solutions for problem the recession is causing locally. I doubt that increasing national debt to create greater individual and community dependence on federal government hand-outs of our own tax dollars is among the possibly good solutions.

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