LA River School

Thank you ‘Mr. 44th’

Dear Former President Obama,

Thank you for serving our nation with dignity, class, patience, style, eloquence, and integrity. As a Mexican-American citizen, not only am I thankful but I am grateful, grateful to have grown up as a 17-year-old with you as my president. We’ve been together since I was in fourth grade and now I’m a senior in high school about to graduate. You’ve taught us to not be discouraged with what the future holds but to be encouraged, to be optimistic, and to be bold.

You have accomplished so much as our 44th president: from capturing Osama Bin Laden to recognizing that gay marriage is a human right and legalizing it throughout the country, and Obamacare. Thank you for giving low-income families health care with Obamacare . Realizing that not all families can afford to have health care and finding a way of affording to have health care is beyond astonishing. Now thanks to you and your caring nature, my family has health care and for that I am forever grateful.

Thank you for legalizing gay marriage. Now people within the LGBT community don’t have to hide in the shadows and be scared of stepping into the sunlight. Now they don’t have to worry about any of that now they can step into the sunlight and embrace who and what they are. With more than 10 million accounted for being in the LGBT, you have granted happiness to those 10 million American citizens. I believe the LGBT community has the right to love whoever they want to love. It is a human right and you have allowed them to embrace that human right with open arms.