When you took office, you swore to an oath. That oath, which you and each of your predecessors have taken, was deliberately enshrined into the second article of the U.S. Constitution. You stated, on January 20, 2009, that you would, to the best of your ability, faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and would, in so doing, preserve, protect and defend our Constitution.
Recently, our ambassador to Libya, Chris Stevens, an unarmed and innocent man, was brutally murdered. This, Mr. President, is not a spontaneous, isolated attack. This, Mr. President, is a direct assault on the United States and everything for which our great nation stands. As my president, I expected that you would stand up for my values. I was certain that, although I disagree with your political philosophy, you would stand before the world and condemn these actions in the most powerful and strident voice that can come only from an American president.
I, unfortunately, was wrong. Rather than stand against those who have sought so desperately to destroy us, you have spent your energies condemning an obscure Youtube video and defending the Islamic religion. This is a disgrace to all the men and women who have ever sacrificed their lives for our precious liberties. This is a disgrace to the sacred office of Washington and Jefferson. But most importantly, this is a disgrace to the people of the United States of America.
I know not for what purpose you sought that office, but it was not with the intention of creating a better America or a better world.
DARRELL GETMAN JR.