With great thanks from me to “Mark”: Dear President of America…
My wish today is that the *President of America* will take the time to answer this letter as he has those of other children!
Janne and her nice grandfather DESERVE some answers! So does the rest of Janne’s family.
Dear President of America,
My name is Janne. I am 9 years old.
I learn English in my school.
That is all of the English I know.
My teacher will translate the rest of my letter from my language.
I was born in America. My father says I am American. But I don’t live in America anymore.
My sister, my mother, and my father were not born in America. My sister, my mother, and my father are not American.
My grandfather is nice. My grandfather puts money in the bank for me and for my brother and for my sister. This is his present for my birthday and for my name day and for Christmas. Sometimes, he just gives me a present on any day. My grandfather is a nice person. My grandfather is not born in America. My grandfather is not American.
My grandfather says that my grandfather and I are in trouble. My brother and my sister and my parents are not in trouble. My grandfather says that we are in trouble because I am American and because my grandfather has been so nice.
My grandfather says that you believe that my grandfather and I are washing your money. My grandfather says that we must now explain to you that we are not bad people. He says that you don’t listen. My grandfather says that he does not like you or your friends anymore.
My grandfather says that my grandfather and I must send reports to you every year. What kind of report do you want? Is it like a school report?
Why do you believe that my grandfather and I are washing your money? Why don’t you believe that my grandfather and I are good people?
Please answer me very soon because my grandfather is very old and he is very worried. He says that this is the biggest problem he has had in a very long time. He says that you don’t listen and that you don’t care about my grandfather or about me.
The writer should email this to Sophia Yan @ CNN Money!
I agree with Ann #1: The WordPress link should definitely be circulated to the meida. Obama hasn’t listened so far but, particularly at this season, perhaps “a little child can lead us”.
Sorry … that’s “media”!
I have a 5 year old that is upset that we cannot go to Disney in Florida. The Us now considers her mom a tax cheat, even though she left the US at age 5 and was born from a Canadian Mother. She has no idea that her mom is a tax cheat, even though she pays her full Canadian taxes every year and is no cheat. She has no idea why a “foreign” country(USA) would want anything from her mom. Both her and her mom sang the Canadian National Anthem every day of her school life, though the Canadian government does not “stand on guard for thee” I will someday tell her about this issue, when her mom is not so frightened that someone else might find out the US considers her a criminal. She has no idea why her mom is so emotional. angry and upset these days. This is all hidden behind the new US law that is forced on Canada. Someday I will tell her about our so called “friend to the south” and how they forced Canada under threat to pay for and enforce their law in OUR country. I’m sure, she will agree, they are not “friends” at all as her friends at 5 years old would not be her friends if they threatened her. Maybe the thoughts of a 5 year old should be sent to our MP, oh, I forgot, that will accomplish nothing!