Dear President Trump,
Like you I love freedom.
In 1945, my dad served under General Douglas MacArthur for freedom and democracy.
Perhaps the proudest acheivement of my lifetime is the grassroots celebration of WW2 which I created at a national heritage waterhole in Indonesia where General MacArthur built his wife a bathroom.
One of the great lessons of World War Two is that the true defence of freedom requires enormous discipline.
No one with sense who has seen the artistic masterpeice, which is your State Of The Union speech this year, can doubt your commitment to understanding World War Two and your care for your people.
I repeat, I salute that work of art as a masterpiece.
Right now, as a person living in a nation whose future safety from totalitarianism still relies on American strength, I respectfully ask you to be very careful how quickly you make new spending promises.
In the 1940’s, nazism in Europe helped caused the collapse of British, French and Dutch colonial power in Southeast Asia.
Japanese imperialism quickly filled the power vacuum till American leadership and industry saved the free world.
All the peoples of the free world still need you to be strong, fair and generous within reason.
God Bless You, Mr President, and God Bless Freedom.
I pray now for trickle-down restraint.
Who wants to join me?
Geoff Fox, 18th March, 2020, Down Under