An Open Letter to President Obama

Dear Mr. President,

I regret to say that while I support you in a lot of ways, I will not vote for you in the next election, no matter who the Republican’s run or how bad I think they may be for the country. By sanctioning assassination on Anwar al-Awlaki you have crossed a moral line that I cannot accept and that is fundamentally opposed to the rule of law.

I realize you have an incredibly complex job and that there is no easy answer for most of the situations and problems that we face as a country. However, sanctioning murder is not the answer. Ever.

I understand that you have a personal relationship to Jesus and I have to ask, in what way does ordering the cold-blooded killing of someone who is suspected of crimes square with your faith? How does it square with American rule of law? How does that square with your call for hope and for change?

I wish you the best, but I will never vote for you again.



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