Another Letter to Current Occupant of the White House


Dear Mr. President,

I see that things are going badly for you right now, what with General Flynn having to resign. I know it was either Flynn or Pence, and the embarrassment of having your Vice President resign – because you did not inform him that he had been lied to – was too great to bear, so you made a wise decision telling Flynn he was done.

But you are compounding the harm to yourself and to the country by continuing to lie about Russia’s involvement in helping you get elected. Why not just admit what happened and take the consequences? We teach our children to admit when they did wrong and take the consequences. We don’t teach them to pile on lie after lie after lie. We teach them to be good citizens. Shouldn’t the President of the United States be the best citizen? Shouldn’t he or she be an example for our children and grandchildren?

You’re a minority president, i.e., the vast majority of voters did not want you as president, so you should be trying to prove the nay-sayers wrong. You should be trying to demonstrate exemplary behavior. You don’t seem to be trying to do that at all, however. You seem to think that, if lying got you where you are, lying will keep you there. You’re wrong, sir, just as President Nixon was wrong. He was the last president who threatened our democracy, and you are following in his footsteps, if not exceeding them.

Yours with a prayer,

Bruce J. Berger

 

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About brucejberger

Bruce J. Berger has published his short fiction in a variety of print and on-line literary journals, including Prole, Jersey Devil Press Anthology, The Awakenings Review, Raphael's Village, Eastown Fiction, Black Magnolias Literary Journal, and others. He also publishes shorts stories for Amazon's Kindle. He is pursuing his MFA in Creative Writing at American University beginning in August 2015.
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