Dear Mr. Obama
As our next president you promise to make this country a better place through hope and change. Change this country definitely needs, but change isn’t always a good thing. In this case, as a person who promises change you have to listen to the people to find out what change is good for them and what changes they want. Support for the arts in school systems needs to be supported by people in the government. Also, my stand on abortion is sort of different than yours but I feel it’s important that you hear it with an open mind.
Studies have shown and proven that musical arts help develop skills in a classroom that a lot of students sometimes miss out on. It improves your finger dexterity, but it also helps to improve the ability to multitask. Most music students tend to have better grades than students who are not musical because they can focus for longer periods of time and with a better quality of focus ( it makes sense you try to play or sing a 75 minute Mozart coronation mass or a 10 minute long piano concerto). I myself am a saxophone player at the Booker High Visual and Performing Arts program in Sarasota, Florida and I feel that my music education is important. and especially music education in middle schools is important. It’s their introduction to music as a thing other than pop idols and rock stars because it’s more than that and kids need to be exposed to real music.
It makes me angry to hear of budget cuts and whole music programs being cut because our tax dollars are being wasted. When violent music is all you hear because your not exposed to the clean and stimulated sounds of a Beethoven sonata or a Tchaikovsky concerto the only thing that can possibly be reaped from that is violence and sex and drug abuse and then we want to complain that the world is spinning out of control at the hands of the young generation of hooligans formerly known as the children of this nation.
But what does it all matter if there’s no more children left to speak of. Those unborn babies, fetal or not, are still innocent and whether you like it or not they are alive. By the time most girls get abortions the babies have already grown finger nails. Mr. Obama these babies have no voice but there are plenty of other that will speak for them and I’m one of them and I’m here to tell you that abortion is murder and as a proclaimed Christian you cannot possibly believe that that is the right thing to do. Yes I know what about rape victims? Actually 70 to 85 percent of rape victim claim that having an abortion would just be another form of ravaging their bodies and choose not to abort. It’s unfair to the unborn child and is degrading to the woman going through it. Her child is literally sucked out of her womb. The only difference between rape and abortion is rape claims your purity and abortion claims your child, willing or not.
As you can tell this country’s got a lot of work that needs to be done and I believe that when you promise change you mean it and it will be well welcomed in the sense that it’s the changes we need. I know this letter will probably make it into the hands of a secretary somewhere and will probably never actually reach Barack Obama but if it does please think about with an open mind these things that I have stated because yes we need change and yes it will give us hope but first we need to decide what changes we need to make.