By Lou Pritchett

Dear President Obama:

You are the thirteenth President under whom I have lived and unlike any of the others, you truly scare me.

You scare me because after months of exposure, I know nothing about you.

You scare me because I do not know how you paid for your expensive Ivy League education and your upscale lifestyle and housing with no visible signs of support.

You scare me because you did not spend the formative years of youth growing up in America and culturally you are not an American.

You scare me because you have never run a company or met a payroll.

You scare me because you have never had military experience, thus don’t understand it at its core.

You scare me because you lack humility and ‘class’, always blaming others.

You scare me because for over half your life you have aligned yourself with radical extremists who hate America and you refuse to publicly denounce these radicals who wish to see America fail.

You scare me because you are a cheerleader for the ‘blame America’ crowd and deliver this message abroad.

You scare me because you want to change America to a European style country where the government sector dominates instead of the private sector.

You scare me because you want to replace our health care system with a government controlled one.

You scare me because you prefer ‘wind mills’ to responsibly capitalizing on our own vast oil, coal and shale reserves.

You scare me because you want to kill the American capitalist goose that lays the golden egg which provides the highest standard of living in the world.

You scare me because you have begun to use ‘extortion’ tactics against certain banks and corporations.

You scare me because your own political party shrinks from challenging you on your wild and irresponsible spending proposals.

You scare me because you will not openly listen to or even consider opposing points of view from intelligent people.

You scare me because you falsely believe that you are both omnipotent and omniscient.

You scare me because the media gives you a free pass on everything you do.

You scare me because you demonize and want to silence the Limbaughs, Hannitys, O’Relllys and Becks who offer opposing, conservative points of view.

You scare me because you prefer controlling over governing.

Finally, you scare me because if you serve a second term I will probably not feel safe in writing a similar letter in 8 years.

Lou Pritchett

Note: Lou Pritchett is a former vice president of Procter & Gamble whose career at that company spanned 36 years before his retirement in 1989, and he is the author of the 1995 business book, Stop Paddling & Start Rocking the Boat.

Mr. Pritchett confirmed that he was indeed the author of the much-circulated “open letter.” “I did write the ‘you scare me’ letter. I sent it to the NY Times but they never acknowledged or published it. However, it hit the internet and according to the ‘experts’ has had over 500,000 hits.


.American Family Association – Tupelo, MS 38803


10 thoughts on “AN OPEN LETTER TO PRESIDENT OBAMA By Lou Pritchett

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  2. Sigh.

    You had my full attention and agreement until I got to the end and saw the AFA thing.

    For all the good they do, they reverse it all with their insane homosexual rants, which in my opinion puts them as low as our President as far as agendas go.

    You can’t counter wrong with wrong.

    Otherwise, great letter and opinions.

  3. Ya gotta wonder how Pritchett finds his way to the bathroom, there’s so little that he knows that he should know, or could know, if he had access to a radio, or a television, or library, or newspaper.

    Did you post this as a target, I hope? Surely you don’t share any of Mr. Pritchett’s bigotry against fact and history, do you?

    You can read my open letter to Lou Pritchett, here:

    • As it is a free country and we have freedom of speech..I have approved your comments. However, I do agree with Mr. Pritchett. Whole-heartedly!

  4. You’re free to believe any fool thing you wish to believe — as you note, it’s a free country. Our Constitution absolutely protects your right to believe three fool things before breakfast.

    But that doesn’t improve the accuracy of Mr. Pritchett’s ill-informed rant.

    Frankly, people who read should know better. As Mark Twain observed, the man who does not read is no better off than the man who cannot read. Pritchett doesn’t say why he hasn’t bothered to read a newspaper or magazine in the last three years, but all of his questions could have been answered, had he done the basic stuff we ask all First Class Boy Scouts to do on their path to citizenship: Get informed.

  5. And it is your right to believe everything you read in the papers or see in the news. Even though the press is ocmpletely biased. Have a lovely day.

  6. It’s not a question of believing everything in the newspapers. It’s that Pritchett doesn’t appear to know stuff that anyone could find out, easily, at the library.

    And consequently, he promulgates many falsehoods, based on what he assumes that simply is not so.

    We have a right to be stupid. We have a citizen’s duty to be accurate, however. Pritchett exercises his right, but fails in his duty.

  7. And again..I will point out that you have the right to believe as you will and even to resond as rudely as you like. Once again…thank you for visiting my site and taking the time to comment.

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