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Dear Mr. President, Would you mind having a little walk with me ?

(as in http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9eDJ3cuXKV4)

First, I would like to thank you, personally, and in the name of mankind, to have reached out at every culture, region, country, and even to the smallest Village, in Switzerland, where I live, in your inaugural speech.
(http://www.lexpress.fr/actualite/monde/amerique/le-premier-discours-d-ob...)

"A tous les peuples et les gouvernants qui nous regardent aujourd'hui, depuis les plus grandes capitales jusqu'au petit village où mon père est né (au Kenya, ndlr): sachez que l'Amérique est l'amie de chaque pays et de chaque homme, femme et enfant qui recherche un avenir de paix et de dignité, et que nous sommes prêts à nouveau à jouer notre rôle dirigeant. "

I thank you for having healed my wounds (with that inaugural speech).
Yes simple words, (like "old Europe" (as in http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/2687403.stm))
can hurt, nearly kill !!!
But simple words can also heal, and I Thank You for (having pronounced) them.

My words come to you today:

"from an old country, France (Switzerland in my case), from a continent like mine, Europe, that has known wars, occupation and barbarity. A country that does not forget and knows everything it owes to the freedom-fighters who came from America and elsewhere. And yet has never ceased to stand upright in the face of history and before mankind. Faithful to its values, it wishes resolutely to act with all the members of the international community. It believes in our ability to build together a better world"

to paraphrase Dominique de Villepin, French Minister of Foreign Affairs, in his address on Iraq, at the UN Security Council, New-York, February 14, 2003 (http://en.wikisource.org/wiki/French_address_on_Iraq_at_the_UN_Security_...).

How can we EVER AGAIN, BELIEVE IN YOU after someone as sense full, respected and intelligent as Gen. Colin Powell tried to fool us (or did he only fool himself ?!) in a yet unique "PowerPoint declaration of War":

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Nations_Security_Council_and_the_Ira...

Let it be remembered for just what it is/was, the biggest "Joke" in mankind's History, Hahahahaha :)

:/

Thank you for having reached out at all and every single small citizen in the World, even living in a small Swiss village like mine.
Without that, without You, I would never again have believed.

Before your inaugural speech, and for 8 long and dark years, I remained stateless :/
Homeless :/
At least from one of the countries I considered "home".

"His" attempt to "show Old Europe a new face of caring and sharing" (as in (http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all&add...) just ....
didn't really … matter ? :p

I was lucky enough to travel in your great Country (Continent ?!) when I was a child.

And I'll never forget how amazed I looked at it ! :)
In the eyes of a then 13 year old boy, your Country was just BIG :)
Actually, even now I'm grown up, your country still seems HUGE to me :)

The first thing that shocked me, was that children didn't have to pay (nearly anything, but Disney World :p) in your great Country !
:)
Children didn't pay in buses then!
Is it still the case ?
I must admit that I don't know, because I couldn't come back during those 8 years of Doubt.

8 years I (had to) learn(ed) to look at you, from a very different perspective.

8 years of pain, heartbreak and disgust.

I still don't understand why we, (well "you" actually :p), didn't "count the votes" then.
I still don't understand why the vote of 5 (5!!!) had (to have) more value than that of the 99.99999% …
But oh well, we're not gonna talk about "that" again, are we ?!
:)
And it's (in) YOUR Culture, so I just respect that.
And it was a Tie anyway ?
Or wasn't it ... ?
But no reason to think the now Peace Noble Price's 50% should have, would have, (ac)counted (for) differently, right ?
:)

But I still don't understand Why when I first reached out at my then American friends, trying to understand what you where going through then, I was told I had "not a dog at fight" (in that election) ?!?

How is it my then friends could not understand that by electing the President of the greatest "Democracy" in the world, they at the same time, elected the President of OUR free world ?!?

On the other hand, I, in the meantime, understand why I was told you where NOT a Democracy!

I understand now that, our understanding of "Democracy" is just a little different.
My fellow American friends then tried to oppose me you (the United-States) were not a "Democracy".
They ment: not a "Democracy" as we, Swiss, practice it ("Direct" Democracy, as opposed to your "Representative" way of Democracy).
Both being "Democracies" in their own rights, right ? :)

And I'm sure You know France for example is also a "Republic" Democracy, in no way practicing "direct" democracy as we, Swiss, but very closely to what YOU practice as a "Democracy", right ? :)

So no doubt You Do consider yourself a "Democracy", right ? :)

And I can live with the fact, as your fellow citizens then told me, "you" (Americans) don't want (our direct flavor of) Democracy.
But we both agree we DO believe in some flavor of "Democracy", right ? :)

On my side I even understood what (for) your (Grand) electors are :)

And I very much Respect your Grand Father's wisdom :)
But I'm not sure all Americans do perceive it this way :)

So I hope we both "learned from each other", and are a little closer to understand each other.

When I first arrived in your Great Country, through New York of course, I then visited Florida (:p), and Disney World.

Some (we from the old Europe in particular) sometimes refer to it as just an "amusement park", not seeing how it is much more than that.

There, I discovered "touch screens" before they even existed :)
By "tickling" the small cube representing DisneyWorld's logo :)
See, 40 years later I still remember it as if it was yesterday :)

I went to the moon, and traveled back to Prehistory to visit it's inhabitants.
I also learned THEN tomatoes could be grown "hors-sol" (above ground).
And even with salted-water !
Which still no one knows about ! :)

But I also took the journey of Peter Pan, escaped from Pirates !
And so much more !!! :)
Thanks Mom and Dad :)
You made my day :)
And I learned just SO much from it :)

I returned there when I was grown up, and still learned, and learn, from it :)

I happened to be there for the 200 years of your Independence !

And was chosen as THE one (with my sister :/ :p) to defile in name of the United State of America that Day ! :)
Imagine how proud I was !
And still am :)

That Day, I was given "symbolic citizenship",
a Medal :)
And a copy of the
"United States Declaration of Independence" http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Declaration_of_Independence
http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/D%C3%A9claration_d%27ind%C3%A9pendance_des_...

I still owe both preciously.
Although I feel like I lost my "symbolic citizenship", I still Value THE declaration as a reference.
I hope you do too ?

So Please, Dear Mr. President,

Help us, help me, help you.

I respectfully ask you take the time to read http://theadvisors.com/node/15929 and use the tools provided to represent YOUR Vision of Survival (also called "Sustainable Development" by some, or recently "Green Economy" by others).

We suggest to use "symbolism" (at first), as a way to understand, and Respect, our differences.

So I would very much appreciate if you'd take the time to share Your Vision.
It shouldn't take you more than ... 1 minute.

And would help us work together at building a better world.

Or suffer that, as your Fathers suggested, WE, (People of the Earth (also called "the 99%"))

"the Representatives of the World, in General Congress, Assembled in Rio, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the Name, and by Authority of the good People of these Colonies, solemnly publish and declare, That these United Colonies are, and of Right ought to be Free and Independent States; that they are Absolved from all Allegiance to (in particular, but not only) the United States and that all political connection between them and the United States, is and ought to be totally dissolved; and that as Free and Independent States, they have full Power to levy War, conclude Peace, contract Alliances, establish Commerce, and to do all other Acts and Things which Independent States may of right do. And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor."

ou souffrez que, comme vos Pères l'ont suggéré, NOUS, (le Peuple de la Terre (également appelés "les 99%"))

"représentants du Monde, assemblés en Congrès général à Rio, prenant à témoin le Juge suprême de l'univers de la droiture de nos intentions, publions et déclarons solennellement au nom et par l'autorité du bon peuple de ces Colonies, que ces Colonies unies sont et ont le droit d'être des États libres et indépendants ; qu'elles sont dégagées de toute obéissance envers la Couronne de la Grande-Bretagne ; que tout lien politique entre elles et l'État de la Grande-Bretagne est et doit être entièrement dissous ; que, comme les États libres et indépendants, elles ont pleine autorité de faire la guerre, de conclure la paix, de contracter des alliances, de réglementer le commerce et de faire tous autres actes ou choses que les États indépendants ont droit de faire ; et pleins d'une ferme confiance dans la protection de la divine Providence, nous engageons mutuellement au soutien de cette Déclaration, nos vies, nos fortunes et notre bien le plus sacré, l'honneur. "

Because When

"in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation."

Car

"Lorsque dans le cours des événements humains, il devient nécessaire pour un peuple de dissoudre les liens politiques qui l'ont attaché à un autre et de prendre, parmi les puissances de la Terre, la place séparée et égale à laquelle les lois de la nature et du Dieu de la nature lui donnent droit, le respect dû à l'opinion de l'humanité oblige à déclarer les causes qui le déterminent à la séparation."

In Fact,

"Nor have We been wanting in attentions to our American brethren. We have warned them from time to time of attempts by their legislature to extend an unwarrantable jurisdiction over us. We have reminded them of the circumstances of our emigration and settlement here. We have appealed to their native justice and magnanimity, and we have conjured them by the ties of our common kindred to disavow these usurpations, which, would inevitably interrupt our connections and correspondence. They too have been deaf to the voice of justice and of consanguinity. We must, therefore, acquiesce in the necessity, which denounces our Separation, and hold them, as we hold the rest of mankind, Enemies in War, in Peace Friends."

En effet

"Nous n'avons pas non plus manqué d'égards envers nos frères des Etats-Unis d'Amérique. Nous les avons de temps en temps avertis des tentatives faites par leur législature pour étendre sur nous une injuste juridiction. Nous leur avons rappelé les circonstances de notre émigration et de notre établissement dans ces contrées. Nous avons fait appel à leur justice et à leur magnanimité naturelle, et nous les avons conjurés, au nom des liens d'une commune origine, de désavouer ces usurpations qui devaient inévitablement interrompre notre liaison et nos bons rapports. Eux aussi ont été sourds à la voix de la raison et de la consanguinité. Nous devons donc nous rendre à la nécessité qui commande notre séparation et les regarder, de même que le reste de l'humanité, comme des ennemis dans la guerre et des amis dans la paix. "

Because it's obvious that
"When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

We hold these truths to be self-evident,

that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights,[75] that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, — That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security."

Car il est évident que
« Lorsque dans le cours des événements humains, il devient nécessaire pour un peuple de dissoudre les liens politiques qui l'ont attaché à un autre et de prendre, parmi les puissances de la Terre, la place séparée et égale à laquelle les lois de la nature et du Dieu de la nature lui donnent droit, le respect dû à l'opinion de l'humanité oblige à déclarer les causes qui le déterminent à la séparation.
Nous tenons ces vérités comme allant d'elles-mêmes :

tous les hommes sont créés égaux ; ils sont dotés par le Créateur de certains droits inaliénables ; parmi ces droits se trouvent la vie, la liberté et la recherche du bonheur. Les gouvernements sont établis parmi les hommes pour garantir ces droits, et leur juste pouvoir émane du consentement des gouvernés. Toutes les fois qu'une forme de gouvernement devient destructive de ce but, le peuple a le droit de la changer ou de l'abolir et d'établir un nouveau gouvernement, en le fondant sur les principes et en l'organisant en la forme qui lui paraîtront les plus propres à lui donner la sûreté et le bonheur. La prudence enseigne, à la vérité, que les gouvernements établis depuis longtemps ne doivent pas être changés pour des causes légères et passagères, et l'expérience de tous les temps a montré, en effet, que les hommes sont plus disposés à tolérer des maux supportables qu'à se faire justice à eux-mêmes en abolissant les formes auxquelles ils sont accoutumés. Mais lorsqu'une longue suite d'abus et d'usurpations, tendant invariablement au même but, marque le dessein de les soumettre au despotisme absolu, il est de leur droit, il est de leur devoir de rejeter un tel gouvernement et de pourvoir, par de nouvelles sauvegardes, à leur sécurité future. Telle a été la patience de ces Colonies, et telle est aujourd'hui la nécessité qui les force à changer leurs anciens systèmes de gouvernement."

"Such has been the patient sufferance of these Colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government. The history of the present is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States. To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world.
He (self proclaimed President of the Earth) has refused his Assent to Laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good.He has forbidden his Governors to pass Laws of immediate and pressing importance, unless suspended in their operation till his Assent should be obtained; and when so suspended, he has utterly neglected to attend to them.He has refused to pass other Laws for the accommodation of large districts of people, unless those people would relinquish the right of Representation in the Legislature, a right inestimable to them and formidable to tyrants only.He has called together legislative bodies at places unusual, uncomfortable, and distant from the depository of their public Records, for the sole purpose of fatiguing them into compliance with his measures.He has dissolved Representative Houses repeatedly, for opposing with manly firmness his invasions on the rights of the people.He has refused for a long time, after such dissolutions, to cause others to be elected; whereby the Legislative powers, incapable of Annihilation, have returned to the People at large for their exercise; the State remaining in the mean time exposed to all the dangers of invasion from without, and convulsions within.He has endeavoured to prevent the population of these States; for that purpose obstructing the Laws for Naturalization of Foreigners; refusing to pass others to encourage their migrations hither, and raising the conditions of new Appropriations of Lands.He has obstructed the Administration of Justice, by refusing his Assent to Laws for establishing Judiciary powers.He has made Judges dependent on his Will alone, for the tenure of their offices, and the amount and payment of their salaries.He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harrass our people, and eat out their substance.He has kept among us, in times of peace, Standing Armies without the Consent of our legislatures.He has affected to render the Military independent of and superior to the Civil power.He has combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our constitution, and unacknowledged by our laws; giving his Assent to their Acts of pretended Legislation:For Quartering large bodies of armed troops among us:For protecting them, by a mock Trial, from punishment for any Murders which they should commit on the Inhabitants of these States:For cutting off our Trade with all parts of the world:For imposing Taxes on us without our Consent:For depriving us in many cases, of the benefits of Trial by Jury:For transporting us beyond Seas to be tried for pretended offencesFor abolishing the free System of English Laws in a neighbouring Province, establishing therein an Arbitrary government, and enlarging its Boundaries so as to render it at once an example and fit instrument for introducing the same absolute rule into these Colonies:For taking away our Charters, abolishing our most valuable Laws, and altering fundamentally the Forms of our Governments:For suspending our own Legislatures, and declaring themselves invested with power to legislate for us in all cases whatsoever.He has abdicated Government here, by declaring us out of his Protection and waging War against us.He has plundered our seas, ravaged our Coasts, burnt our towns, and destroyed the lives of our people.He is at this time transporting large Armies of foreign Mercenaries to compleat the works of death, desolation and tyranny, already begun with circumstances of Cruelty & perfidy scarcely paralleled in the most barbarous ages, and totally unworthy the Head of a civilized nation.He has constrained our fellow Citizens taken Captive on the high Seas to bear Arms against their Country, to become the executioners of their friends and Brethren, or to fall themselves by their Hands.He has excited domestic insurrections amongst us, and has endeavoured to bring on the inhabitants of our frontiers, the merciless Indian Savages, whose known rule of warfare, is an undistinguished destruction of all ages, sexes and conditions.In every stage of these Oppressions We have Petitioned for Redress in the most humble terms: Our repeated Petitions have been answered only by repeated injury. A Prince whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a Tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler of a free people."

L'histoire du Président auto-proclamé de la Terre est l'histoire d'une série d'injustices et d'usurpations répétées, qui toutes avaient pour but direct l'établissement d'une tyrannie absolue sur ces États. Pour le prouver, soumettons les faits au monde impartial :
Il a refusé sa sanction aux lois les plus salutaires et les plus nécessaires au bien public. Il a défendu à ses gouverneurs de consentir à des lois d'une importance immédiate et urgente, à moins que leur mise en vigueur ne fût suspendue jusqu'à l'obtention de sa sanction, et des lois ainsi suspendues, il a absolument négligé d'y donner attention.
Il a refusé de sanctionner d'autres lois pour l'organisation de grands districts, à moins que le peuple de ces districts n'abandonnât le droit d'être représenté dans la législature, droit inestimable pour un peuple, qui n'est redoutable qu'aux tyrans.
Il a convoqué des Assemblées législatives dans des lieux inusités, incommodes et éloignés des dépôts de leurs registres publics, dans la seule vue d'obtenir d'elles, par la fatigue, leur adhésion à ses mesures. À diverses reprises, il a dissous des Chambres de représentants parce qu'elles s'opposaient avec une mâle fermeté à ses empiètements sur les droits du peuple. Après ces dissolutions, il a refusé pendant longtemps de faire élire d'autres Chambres de représentants, et le pouvoir législatif, qui n'est pas susceptible d'anéantissement, est ainsi retourné au peuple tout entier pour être exercé par lui, l'État restant, dans l'intervalle, exposé à tous les dangers d'invasions du dehors et de convulsions au-dedans.

Philadelphie, Independence Hall, le bâtiment où fut signée la déclaration d'indépendance américaine en 1776.

Il a cherché à mettre obstacle à l'accroissement de la population de ces États. Dans ce but, il a mis empêchement à l'exécution des lois pour la naturalisation des étrangers ; il a refusé d'en rendre d'autres pour encourager leur émigration dans ces contrées, et il a élevé les conditions pour les nouvelles acquisitions de terres. Il a entravé l'administration de la justice en refusant sa sanction à des lois pour l'établissement de pouvoirs judiciaires. Il a rendu les juges dépendants de sa seule volonté, pour la durée de leurs offices et pour le taux et le paiement de leurs appointements.
Il a créé une multitude d'emplois et envoyé dans ce pays des essaims de nouveaux employés pour vexer notre peuple et dévorer sa substance. Il a entretenu parmi nous, en temps de paix, des armées permanentes sans le consentement de nos législatures. Il a affecté de rendre le pouvoir militaire indépendant de l'autorité civile et même supérieur à elle. Il s'est coalisé avec d'autres pour nous soumettre à une juridiction étrangère à nos Constitutions et non reconnue par nos lois, en donnant sa sanction à des actes de prétendue législation ayant pour objet : de mettre en quartier parmi nous de gros corps de troupes armées ; de les protéger par une procédure illusoire contre le châtiment des meurtres qu'ils auraient commis sur la personne des habitants de ces provinces ; de détruire notre commerce avec toutes les parties du monde ; de nous imposer des taxes sans notre consentement ; de nous priver dans plusieurs cas du bénéfice de la procédure par jurés ; de nous transporter au-delà des mers pour être jugés à raison de prétendus délits ; d'abolir dans une province voisine le système libéral des lois anglaises, d'y établir un gouvernement arbitraire et de reculer ses limites, afin de faire à la fois de cette province un exemple et un instrument propre à introduire le même gouvernement absolu dans ces Colonies ; de retirer nos chartes, d'abolir nos lois les plus précieuses et d'altérer dans leur essence les formes de nos gouvernements ; de suspendre nos propres législatures et de se déclarer lui-même investi du pouvoir de faire des lois obligatoires pour nous dans tous les cas quelconques.
Il a abdiqué le gouvernement de notre pays, en nous déclarant hors de sa protection et en nous faisant la guerre. Il a pillé nos mers, ravagé nos côtes, brûlé nos villes et massacré nos concitoyens. En ce moment même, il transporte de grandes armées de mercenaires étrangers pour accomplir l'œuvre de mort, de désolation et de tyrannie qui a été commencée avec des circonstances de cruauté et de perfidie dont on aurait peine à trouver des exemples dans les siècles les plus barbares, et qui sont tout à fait indignes du chef d'une nation civilisée. Il a excité parmi nous l'insurrection domestique, et il a cherché à attirer sur les habitants de nos frontières les Indiens, ces sauvages sans pitié, dont la manière bien connue de faire la guerre est de tout massacrer, sans distinction d'âge, de sexe ni de condition. Dans tout le cours de ces oppressions, nous avons demandé justice dans les termes les plus humbles ; nos pétitions répétées n'ont reçu pour réponse que des injustices répétées. Un prince dont le caractère est ainsi marqué par les actions qui peuvent signaler un tyran est impropre à gouverner un peuple libre.

Please, Mr. President,

For me, for You, for your People,

Don't (try to) banish me again.
There's no where "else" I can go.

Don't let me out in the cold.

You (We) owe it to present and future generations.
We CAN'T AFFORD TO FAIL in Rio.

Please.

For "The World",
rkapp@TheAdvisors.com
Ambassador of good will