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Debbie Lee's Archive:
Letter To President Obama
An Open Letter To President Obama
It is with a heavy heart for my country that I write to you today. I
pray that you will be inspired, challenged, and that you will reconsider
decisions that you have made in the past week since you took the oath to
preserve, protect and defend our constitution.
Many in my family have taken a similar oath in the military including my
sons Kristofer & Marc, my son-in-law Chris, my brother Jim and my
"I, _____, do solemnly swear
(or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the
United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will
bear true faith and allegiance to the same; and that I will obey the
orders of the President of the United States and the orders of the
officers appointed over me, according to regulations and the Uniform
Code of Military Justice. So help me God."
They along with every other Veteran have paid for my freedoms and the
freedoms of every American. They have given and sacrificed so much. Some
have paid the ultimate price as my son Marc Alan Lee did on Aug 2, 2006.
He was the first Navy SEAL killed in Iraq. He made the choice to stand
up into the direct line of fire three times that day fighting for the
rights of those who couldn’t fight and bravely defending the
defenseless. He told me we were making a difference in Iraq and he knew
it was the right thing to do. He fought the terrorists over in Iraq so
that we would not have to fight them on American soil or fear another
attack on our homeland.
We have heard the success stories in Ramadi and the Al-Anbar province
where Marc fought. He directly impacted the history of the world. My son
successfully completed his mission that day but it required the
sacrifice of his life to save other’s. He chose to do that, he was a
young man who valued others lives more important than his own.
I remember the day I found out I was pregnant with him, just two weeks
after a divorce from his abusive Father. I had a 3 year old son and an
18 month old daughter and didn’t get support from their Father. How
would we ever survive? I could barely afford food for the two little
ones I had, let alone another baby. There were those who told me that
abortion was the solution. I already had an abortion at 17 and it would
have been easy to do that again, but I had learned the hard way that
abortion was taking the life of an unborn child and wasn’t a solution.
As a single parent for most of their life, I struggled - sometimes
working 3 jobs to take care of them. It wasn’t easy and there wasn’t any
light at the end of the tunnel, but by God’s grace and mercy I have
three amazing children.
Can you imagine how different this world would have been without Marc? I
still hear amazing stories of lives that have been inspired and touched
by this amazing man who gave his life away so that others may live. It
could even be your life that Marc spared as he fought the terrorists and
brought them the justice they deserved. Marc and others just like him
have fought and given you and me the gift of life by defending us
against enemies foreign and domestic.
This past week a nation watched as you signed Executive Orders that have
You didn’t waste any time signing an order to close Guantanamo Detention
Camps. My son gave up his life fighting the terrorists so we wouldn’t
have to face them in America ever again, and now your actions will bring
these vile radical terrorist to American soil and give them the same
rights as citizens of America have?
I know any major decisions that I make I get the facts first hand, I
research the information, I weigh the outcome or consequences and I have
a plan that I implement. You have not even been to GITMO. You have no
plan what to do with the terrorists. I just retuned from a trip to
Guantanamo. I saw first hand that we are taking the moral high ground.
At times the terrorists have more than our brave troops do.
While visiting the detention camps, I looked into the eyes of a
terrorist who glared at me while motioning he was going to cut my head
off. Please DO NOT bring these self admitted murders to the land of the
free and home of the brave. These cold hearted killers willingly confess
that they are “still in Jihad.”
You also reversed the Mexico City Policy and in a time of economic
disaster in the US are allowing our tax dollars to be sent to
international organizations that provide abortions. We are losing our
homes, our jobs, and our nation is in financial crisis and you’ve
decided to use our finances to kill babies in other nations?? You’re
concerned about the higher moral ground with the terrorists who murder
for “Allah” and yet you won’t honor and obey Christ and defend the
defenseless unborn baby?
My son took a stand and gave up his life defending the defenseless. He
knew it was the right thing to do. He made a moral decision and
displayed his courage and character and laid down his life for what he
believed in. PLEASE Mr. President display courage and a noble character
and do what is right! Don’t yearn for the praises of the liberals, the
media, or European and Middle Eastern nations, yearn for the praises of
the one who created us, our Lord Jesus Christ.
You have taken an oath to defend and protect me and this nation. PLEASE
reconsider your decision on closing GITMO and honor our troops by
acknowledging that dangerous, terrorists have been captured and try them
according to military law in GITMO. Honor the sacrifice of my son and
all of those who have given their very last breathe for you and for me.
Protect and value the life of every unborn child, they are a gift from
God no matter what the circumstances were at the time they were
conceived. They could grow up one day and change the history of the
world. I’ve seen it happen before my very eyes through Marc's life. I
have felt God’s forgiveness for the life I took but I often wonder what
God had intended for that precious life.
Please know that I pray for you and for this nation. My prayer comes
from II Kings 18:
(6)“That you would hold fast to the LORD, that you would not depart from
following Him, that you would keep His commandments; which the LORD
And Mr. President as a result of doing that;
(7a) “The LORD was with Him; he prospered wherever he went.”
Marc left his indelible mark on the world, and impacted history. Mr.
President, what mark will you leave and how will you impact history.
What are you willing to selflessly give so that other’s may live?
Standing in the gap,
Remembering His Sacrifice
Marc Alan Lee
First Navy SEAL killed in Iraq 8-2-06