I received this email this afternoon :
My Fellow Americans,
As one of the 1.6 million Americans still unemployed (not due to the lack of trying on a daily basis), no longer collecting unemployment due to the January 1, 2014 cutoff and 1 of 9.2% unemployed in the state of Nevada, I decided to watch the President’s state of the union address. Although I found it interesting and inspiring, I found the attitude of the Speaker of the House, John Boehner (R-Ohio), very distracting. I am neither a Republican nor Democrat; I am nonpartisan independent when I vote. I vote on the issues and how they will be handled, how they affect me, my neighbors and my community. I do not believe in everything the President has done and yes some of what he said was vague. I do respect the man because he is the PRESIDENT and he has shown initiative. I am an American, born and raised, who understands that our democracy allows us to vote in what we believe in. When we elect these individuals we hope and pray they will be able to find solutions, not add to the problems. Shutting down the government over disagreements and continuing to argue to get your way is not a solution. We have to compromise and show a UNITED front to bring HOPE back to the American people.
As I sat and watched, I kept getting distracted by the actions and facial expressions that John Boehner, Speaker of the House, was making whenever he disagreed with what the President was saying during the speech. It looked like he was squirming and rolling his eyes in disgust. We the People know that Republicans and Democrats do not see eye to eye very often and their philosophies are different when it comes down to how the country should be run but in front of the Nation and the World we must show some type of unity. His actions showed very little respect for the President. If I noticed these actions I am sure others did as well. This is not what We the People want to see especially in the spotlight of the State of the Union address. This is a time when UNITY is important and should be a priority to all our elected officials. The World is watching. I believe that disagreements need to be put aside, support needs to be shown and respect has to be a priority as well. I am not saying that everything the President says he should agree with or even vote for but the lack of respect he showed was uncalled for and very unsettling. As the third highest ranking American official he must show the PEOPLE he has the respect and concern for our current situations that the common, both middle and lower class, working Americans are facing today.
We are in a very tough time right now in America. We the People are the ones suffering through it all NOT THOSE SITTING IN OFFICE. We the People, are the ones struggling on a daily basis, just to survive. We elected you to help us get through this period of time. We need to know you are at least trying to work together to resolve the issues the Nation is facing. Your actions and lack of respect, John Boehner, did nothing to help this matter. Whether you agreed or even liked what he had to say, he is still the PRESIDENT and our leader.
We the People and the World need to see that the United States of America and those that represent us stand UNITED during the difficult times. Even when we do not agree we can stand together and find solutions. Our leaders must show respect for one another especially in front of America and the WORLD. Keep your emotions to yourself when you are SITTING behind the man who has to face the NATION and the WORLD and present a plan to everyone that may or may not be what you want or agree with. Your actions are a representation of the people who put you in office. The American people put our elected officials in office to help them not embarrass them.
In the future, I hope our representatives can come together when they are in full view of the public and show the UNITY we truly need to see not the disrespect they have for one another.
So at this time I am offering you, another American the opportunity to also email me with your concerns, ESPECIALLY IF you live in NEVADA. But I am addressing ALL Americans in the USA to SPEAK UP and Be Heard! Email me at yahoo. woman_walkin_in_faith
as for the email sent to me, if you wish to comment or ask questions of the writer of the email the person has agreed to personally respond to any comments or questions left regarding the email.
now more than ever I ask that you PRAY for ‘The Good of the ALL’ in all matters. Wado, Woman Walkin in Faith