Monday, June 22, 2009

New Foundation?

This is an email that I received from the President of the United States. No lie. I'm so honored. Okay, not really. I receive periodic emails from the White House I assume b/c I emailed the president about the FOCA act/bill/bs. So now they know about me. Not such a calming feeling in my book.

Anyway... a New Foundation. That's what the following message is about. Project: United We Serve. Hmmmm. Great. So, why do we need a new foundation? That assumes that there is something wrong with our ENTIRE country. With the founding fathers. With our freedoms. With our religious freedoms you can bet.

So here you go. My message from the prez. Makin' it sound SO PATRIOTIC....


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Dear Friend,

Last week, I announced United We Serve – a nationwide call to service challenging you and all Americans to volunteer this summer and be part of building a new foundation for America.

And when I say “all,” I mean everyone – young and old, from every background, all across the country. We need individuals, community organizations, corporations, foundations, and our government to be part of this effort.

Today, for the official kick off of United We Serve, members of my administration have fanned out across America to participate in service events and encourage all Americans to join them.

The First Lady is rolling up her sleeves and getting to work too. But before she headed out today, she asked me to share this message with you. [then there is a video which I didn't watch - and it miraculously wouldn't show up here!]

Our nation faces some of the greatest challenges it has in generations and we know it’s going to take a lot of hard work to get us back on track.

While Michelle and I are calling on every American to participate in United We Serve, the call to service doesn’t end this fall. We need to stay involved in our towns and communities for a long time to come. After all, America’s new foundation will be built one neighborhood at a time – and that starts with you.

Thank you,
President Barack Obama

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I think I need to review my 17 points again...

4 comments:

Paula said...

Darn, I only got an email from the Mrs., not the Chief.

Sara said...

"It starts with YOU"---Sounds pretty scary to me, too.

momto5minnies said...

I got the very same thing ...

Tertium Quid said...

Nice blog. I found you under "Catholic homeschool bloggers." Consider us your neighbors and friends. We are going to homeschool our girl this year after four years of Montessori.

Here is a piece I wrote that explains a sacramental vision of the soul and human development.
http://burketokirk.blogspot.com/2007/05/maria-montessori-misunderstood-genius.html

http://burketokirk.blogspot.com/2007/08/my-journey-home-to-rome-part-ii-thin.html

Ora et labora.