The first lady hasn’t had the best track record with our troops. With comments criticizing such films as American Sniper, and her frequent racially-charged comments, she has done little to engender their admiration or support.
Recently one loyal Marine, Mike Shepard, had enough and decided to air his thoughts in an open letter.
In it, he is brutally honest about the First Lady and the President’s record.
“I don’t like you or your husband today because of what you’re doing to this country. Isn’t it funny how the truth always reveals itself in time. You and your husband never showed this side of yourselves in 2008 before he was elected.”
He defends the country he has sacrificed so much for, reminding the first lady that she enjoys her freedom to criticize race because of other Americans’ hard work. And he certainly wasn’t afraid to tell her how he felt.
“You said that you are for the first time proud to be an American. Well, I will tell you that most of us are ashamed of you. You and your husband have become millionaires off the people of this country, but demonstrate very little appreciation for all that we give. White, black, brown or indifferent millions have fought and died for you to have the freedom to say the ignorant things you say.”
Shep goes on to rebuke Mrs. Obama for blaming past generations and to encourage her to “look in the mirror.” His refreshing honesty is punctuated with common sense, wisdom, and age-old American values.
His strong assertion of the love of God and the teachings of Martin Luther King are especially damning, as the Obamas have certainly pointed to both for validation of their actions. Despite the strong tone, he ends his letter on a positive note, hoping the First Lady and President could possibly rectify the error of their ways.
The full letter is worth reading and sharing. Shep is right when he wrote, “Hate shall come and go but His love shall last forever.”