Open Letter To -
President Barack Hussein Obama
(The Los Angeles Reparations NOW-Promissory Note Coalition
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The Hon. Barack Hussein Obama,
Greeting President Obama,
Now that you have taken the leadership of the Civil Rights Legacies, Heritages of the emancipated Black slaves’ as well as President of the United States of America, and the mantel of Abraham Lincoln, it is now incumbent upon you to fulfill the “…dream deeply rooted in the American Dream”, that is full, equal citizenship “…as enjoyed by White citizens…” Civil Rights Act of 1866 Section 1
Being the First African American, Black son of the slaves in the White House as Chief Executive of this nation’ business interests, you can now by Presidential Order, command the implementation of the mechanism that will complete the unfinished business of all Congressional Civil Rights Acts, including Reparations, that the late Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. called the Promissory Note.
The Promissory Note, evolved out of the Republican minded US President Abraham Lincoln, whom you as a Democrat seek to emulate, was/is the contention in Dr. Kings’ 1963 “I Have A Dream” speech declaring that one hundreds after the signing of the 1863 Emancipation Proclamation, “the Negro is still not free”. Emancipated from chattel slavery? Yes! Full, “equal Justice under the Law” citizenship “…as enjoyed by White citizens?” No!
Dr. King proclaimed, “Instead of honoring this sacred obligation, America has given the Negro people a bad check which has come back marked ‘insufficient funds’. But we refuse to believe that the bank of justice is bankrupt. We refuse to believe that there are insufficient funds in the great vaults of opportunity of this nation.”
As the new President of the “bank of Justice”, dwelling as Commander in Chief in the Palace of Justice, you are now obligated to pay due attention to the business of the “check”, the “bad check” that came back in 1963 “marked insufficient funds”.
On the night of your election to President, Black folks “blew off a lot of steam” in exalted joy that you too would not send the Promised “check” back to us marked “insufficient funds” to make necessary Repairs for the damages that are continually done to the emancipated slaves?
Abraham Lincoln signed “the check” that has been “has come back marked ‘insufficient funds’ by preceding other White Presidents, however, you the Black one can NOW co-sign and cash it without controversy. None could criticize you for completing the unfinished business” of President Lincoln.
Surely all the Whites who adore Obama and crave to be healed of their guilt-complex would be ecstatic to see you order implementation of the Promissory Note, i.e. Reparations as the New and proper First priority of your administration. If not, May GOD Have Mercy upon us all!
May GOD have Mercy upon us all,
John Peoples Ted Hayes
Mr. John Peoples Ted Hayes
Mr. Peoples Helping Peoples Community Organizer - Activist
In Memory of Our Ancestors” Reparations Now
Shalom in Jerusalem