The Military Moms group on As a Mom...A Sisterhood of Mommy Patriots has put together a letter to start a Silent Campaign on Washington. If you agree with this letter you may copy it and send it to President Obama.
Dear Mr. President,
Allow us to introduce ourselves: We are military moms.
As moms, we send our sons, daughters, husbands, and other family members to Afghanistan and other lands to protect the freedom of the United States. We love our country and while we can see it has problems, as moms we know they can be resolved by sticking to our founding principles, facing our problems directly and acting on sound solutions, making sure we teach our children in the process.
As the mothers of our troops, we were often our soldiers’ first example of leadership. We woke them for school in the mornings, helped them with their homework, encouraged them to try again when they failed and praised them for their success. We taught them dignity, honor, decency and respect for others.
As mothers in uniform, we demonstrate to our children the measure of our devotion to our nation by fighting for its freedoms. We sacrifice a life at home with our kids so others can enjoy a life with theirs. We know our children are proud of the cause of freedom we have taken up.
As military spouses with young children, we struggle to find the words to explain why a loved one has gone away. We comfort and assure them that all is well, but we know that it is not. Often, we pick up the pieces after a family member has fallen, when we are just beginning the blessed journey of parenthood.
As mothers of the United States Armed Forces, we have had enough of your conduct in this war. Our children and spouses have sworn an oath to uphold the Constitution in this, your most important job – protecting the citizens of this great nation. Here is our cry: Either give our military the resources to win in Afghanistan or risk the lives of every American citizen. Our silence on this issue is no more; we are determined to speak out and be heard. On behalf of our loved ones, the troops, who have long been ignored, we say:
Give our military the resources to win in Afghanistan.
As mothers, we strive not only to identify a problem, but to present a solution as well. Mr. President, we exhort you to listen to your appointed military leaders on the ground. Give them the freedom to fight this war – not only to postpone an ignominious retreat, but to declare the victory that every member of the United States Armed Forces knows we can achieve.
Mr. President, while our soldiers are losing lives, limbs, and sustaining life-changing injuries, you are blatantly ignoring the condition of our solider abroad.
For this, we respectfully demand an explanation.
As moms, we do not turn our faces away from painful problems. Yet the situation in Afghanistan has taken a back seat in your agenda.
For this, we politely demand an answer.
We express gratitude that the First Lady has made it her personal mission to improve the lives of military families; it is valuable indeed to have an advocate so near the Commander in Chief.
We trust the women in your life have taught you well, President Obama, so we would expect nothing less than a personal response to our message.
The Military Moms of America
Cc: Members of Congress
Please send your responses to firstname.lastname@example.org
Mailing starts on October 15th and goes for 1 week. Mail one letter everyday. One is bound to get to Obama's desk. We want to keep this focused on the White House, it has been Obama's procrastination that has put our troops at risk.
E-mails will be kept at the white house along with your e-mail address if that doesn't bother you.
Go for it and e-mail the letter too.
Phone calls or faxes will also be good but just say the "as a mom" line so they know who we are!
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington DC 20500
Phone numbers: 202-456-1111
Thank-you all and may God increase our numbers!!
Cesar Milan - Leader of the Pack
4 years ago