Barack Obama
Obama standing with his arms folded and smiling
44th President of the United States
In office January 20, 2009 – January 20, 2017
Vice President Joe Biden
Preceded by George W. Bush
Succeeded by Donald Trump
United States Senator from Illinois
In office January 3, 2005 – November 16, 2008
Preceded by Peter Fitzgerald
Succeeded by Roland Burris
Member of the Illinois Senate from the 13th district
In office January 8, 1997 – November 4, 2004
Preceded by Alice Palmer
Succeeded by Kwame Raoul
Personal details
Born Barack Hussein Obama II(1961-08-04) August 4, 1961 (age 55)Honolulu, Hawaii, U.S.
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Michelle Robinson (m. 1992)
  • Malia
  • Sasha
Relatives See Family of Barack Obama
Awards Nobel Peace Prize (2009)Profile in Courage Award (2017)

To President Obama

Dear President Obama,

First let me say, you are my favorite President since John F. Kennedy. And, in my opinion, you are doing a tremendous job .But.. your recent stand on this horrible Ebola disease, that has taken thousands of lives, so far, is something I don't understand? Not with your intelligence? It's obvious to me, that this disease has now gone air born. And, that any contact with those who are ill is nothing less, than putting your life on the line? As .. so many have found out already. And, then to say, that the volunteers that go over there to help don't need to go through the three weeks of isolation once they return home, seems naive to me? If they are driven by this God given need to help others, that's fine, but, to come back home and put the rest of us in jeopardy, is not fine. And, not responsible behavior either. If they are driven by a need to help others, that's fine. Then, they should also be driven to keep all of us safe here too, and go into 3 weeks of isolation. What's three weeks, when you're driven by God? Huh? Look at what has happened already to people who haven't been protected from these people? This is not a disease to fool around with, that's all I know. And, one person dead, is one to many in my opinion. And, from that point of view alone, is why I feel those who visit these areas where this horrible disease lives, should not object to going into quarantine once they return home again. This should not have anything to do with freedom or rights, but, displaying responsible behavior. Because this disease could come alive in this country, if we don't take this threat seriously, that's just a given. And, it's ridiculous not to take it seriously. And, of course, I'm only one citizen, but, I do know for certain others share my opinion. So, this ever so care free attitude, is dangerous, in my opinion.. In fact, if I were President, I would say.. they could go over there and help all they want. But, they would not be allowed back in the country, until the disease had been irradiated. Which would keep these idiots from going over there and coming back home again, and infecting our innocent citizens. . And, it would certainly stop the disease from migrating to thi country, if that stand were taken. That's for sure. So, what I'm saying is I believe we need to take a stronger stand, and certainly isolate these people coming back from infected areas. If they choose to go there, that's fine, but, they need to understand before going that they will be quarantined once they return home again.. for all of our sakes.

A concerned citizen,

Carol Wallace

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