July 2 2020
Dear Mr. President,
Time really flies. July!! Before you know it the summer will be over, the pools will close and the kids will be back in school. Maybe. Or, we will still be wearing masks (or as you like to call them “facial coverings”), observing social distancing, worrying about each other and how friends, family and members of our community are doing.
After last week I was thinking of cutting back on my letters to you. Then I decided that if you have intelligence briefings 2 or 3 times a week then maybe I will write 2 or 3 times a week. But, since I have so many thoughts, worries, questions and ideas for you the letters will continue as often as I need to get all of this off my chest. I hope that is okay with you.
The new Russia thing seems to be a tough problem or at least a tough “fake” problem to deal with. I really have no good suggestions for you except READ YOUR BRIEFINGS and listen carefully when your briefer tells you what you need to know. There will be a final exam, probably in November, and you may want to study a little bit harder than you have been.
You seem to be so happy about the job numbers that came out today. I worry that you may be disappointed if “good” numbers don’t grow so much in the next few months. Remember, the last two weeks of Corona virus infections have been awful and they are still rising. The rise is like a rocket ship taking off….straight up. I know you hope they will come straight down but what if they don’t? Do you have plan B or C or D?
The tweets during the last few days seemed to be particularly focused on stone monuments of Confederate generals. How long have you had a “thing” for Confederate generals? Did you learn about them when you went to military school? Here’s an idea: a lot of people don’t know anything about these people, especially those of us who live in the North. There are probably Southerners who don’t know much about their contributions to the Confederacy or why they were honored for fighting against the United States of America. You could do a real service to the young people of this country by writing some biographies of a few of them. Please include a paragraph about their early years, another paragraph about why they wanted to rebel against our government and more paragraphs on why they thought kidnapping people, tearing families apart, and forcing other people to work for them without pay, without any rights to freedom and without treating them like human beings was their right. The biographies could go into your Presidential Library. Just remember, spelling counts.