• Letter of the week—May 7th, 2012

    Dear President Obama,

    I am a college student, and I have never voted for anything in my entire life—not even for prom queen and king. I want to tell you that I believe in you completely, and I will not only vote for you this November, but I am actually very excited to.

    I want you to know that it's not simply that I disagree with the opposing party—it's you as a President, a human, and a leader that inspires me and makes me actually think our country and our future have potential and hope.

    I think you're doing an amazing job. You are true to your words and beliefs, and that is very respectable. I want you to know how much you have done for me, my peers, my faith in the government, and how much I believe you have done for this country. I never considered myself a patriot, or even a "team player," but you being the person you are and the President during my young adulthood has drastically changed my opinions. I have passion now to do what I can, whereas I used to shrug off the issues at hand.

    Please, stay awesome, true to your beliefs, and keep our country running—because you have already done so much for all of us, and for me personally. I believe in you, and because of you I believe in myself and my country.

    I just want to say thank you.

    —Estrella, New Mexico

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