Dear Mrs. Reagan,
It must be almost as surprising for you to be receiving a letter from me as it is for me to be writing it, however there is something that has been bouncing around in my head and I just can’t shake it. On more than one occasion I have you heard you say that biggest regret of your husband’s when leaving office was that he was unable to rid the world of the threat of nuclear weapons. There wasn’t too much that I agreed with your husband about, but on this score I was 100% behind him and have long felt in the over heated political atmosphere we now find ourselves in a much overlooked part of your husband’s legacy. Sadly for us and the world your husband enjoyed an advantage that our current president does not. An opposition party that was willing to put matters of party aside when it came to the bigger issue of nuclear disarmament.
Not since your time in the White House have we had a president who has made nuclear disarmament as big a part of his agenda till now. Unfortunately the party of your late husband has decided that it’s only way back into political favor is to oppose our current president on any and every front. This issue, this truly life and death issue is just too important to be kicked around the partisan football field. Sadly for our country there just doesn’t seem to be any Republicans out there who are willing to step up to the plate and say flat out this is not an issue that we should be playing politics with.
And this leads me to the point of this letter to you. I feel it would help cool down the over heated rhetoric that is bound to erupt when the Senate takes up the current START treaty if you were to issue a statement saying that you support Presidents Obama’s efforts in riding the world of the threat of nuclear holocaust. Quite frankly I also have another motive in hoping you would issue such a statement. I fear for our country right now. The overheated rhetoric coming from the right is dangerous and getting out of hand. I feel that a brief statement of support from you in support of President Obama would go along way in calming very rough waters. I understand that you have long left world of politics, partisan or otherwise. But for the life of me I can’t think of anyone who could so effectively help to calm the ugly mood we all see around us than you could.
With best wishes for your good health,