First, let me congratulate you on your victory in the Presidential election. It was a lengthy, contested, and often unsightly election, but you stayed the course and won.
Now it's time to get to work.
I'd implore you to remember that we are a diverse country, and all of the citizens living here deserve your respect and equality of treatment.
Whites. Blacks. Men. Women. Christians. Jews. Muslims. Young. Old. Wealthy. Poor. Conservatives. Liberals. Libertarians. Heterosexuals. Homosexuals. Broncos fans. Patriots fans. People who put beans in their chili. People who don't. Those who think that dry spices on brisket constitutes barbecue. Those who prefer slow cooked shredded pork with vinegar sauce.
We are all Americans, and if you start singling out any group for persecution, you'll find out that we, Americans, don't stand for that sort of thing. Stand up for the rights of all, or step aside.
Get the federal government under control, and make cuts where you can. You're a businessman, start streamlining the business of running the United States of America. Less government intrusion into our lives. Less regulation and control. More efficiency. Less debt. More prosperity. You'll find that if you focus your efforts on making the playing field level for all, and then step back, most Americans will do just fine making their own way. We're a resourceful lot, and all we need is for the .fed to get out of our way. Yes, there are some who will take the easy way out, but by and large we're a nation of people willing to work hard to make our way. Let us do that.
When you are faced with a difficult situation that has no clear answers, I want you to first ask this question: "Will this decision increase or decrease the freedom of individual citizens?" If the answer is the latter, it's the wrong thing to do. Above all else, put individual liberty and personal freedom first. I don't care if you think a law is going to make me safer. I don't want you to try to make me safer. My safety is MY responsibility. Not yours. I'll take freedom and risk over restriction and safety every day of the week and twice on Sunday.
Keep our troops at home. They've fought enough, and we don't need to police the world. Let the other countries handle their problems. We've got no business in Syria, Afghanistan, Iraq, or anywhere else. Let 'em fight among themselves. Our soldiers belong here, guarding and fighting for OUR country. Promote programs and means of providing assistance to those soldiers who have faced combat and are having trouble dealing with it. Those men and women put their lives on the line when they were told to... the very least we can do for them is help them when they return.
Fiscal responsibility. Equality of treatment. Expanded individual freedom. Less government intrusion.
Those are my demands to you, Mr. President.
I did not vote for you. But you are now the President of the country I call home, and I wish you the best.
Get to work. Don't fuck it up.