To: President Barack Obama
Dear Mr. President,
During the first American revolution, there was a man, a Brigadier General in the Continental Army, whose responsibility it was to dispatch vital food and supplies to the troops at Valley Forge. But instead, he sold wagonloads of their provisions on the black market while Washington’s men were freezing, starving, and dying. His name was Benedict Arnold and later he sold out West Point to the British for money.
It’s not hard to understand why he was tried and convicted of treason. The very things that were vital for the protection of this nation’s patriots were denied them and provided to their enemies.
Mr. President, in recent days we have seen Your administration actively involved in illegally placing thousands of guns into the hands of Mexican drug cartels and providing military weapons to other nations which are not friendly to us but are, in fact, enemies of our country- actions that, in fact, have caused the deaths of some of our own citizens.
At the same time we have observed how Your administration has deprived one of our ambassadors and three other men, the protection they needed in Benghazi resulting in their torture and death.
Now You are seemingly pressing hard to deprive us of our constitutional rights to obtain and keep the tools we need to protect ourselves and our families.
Please tell me sir, how are You different from Benedict Arnold? Perhaps Benedict Arnold should be posthumously exonerated. What do You think?
I hope You and Your family have a merry Christmas in Hawaii and I trust that You all are much safer than we are.
Ralph M. Petersen
“When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice;
but when a wicked man rules, the people groan.”