Aaron Carson Vaughn was one of 33 SEAL Team Six members killed in Afghanistan when a Chinook helicopter was gunned down in 2011. His parents, Billy and Karen Vaughn, recently penned an open letter to Barack Obama, which has gone viral on the internet. According to Mail Online, the Vaughn’s decided to write the letter, which asks for Obama’s resignation, after they saw how the President reacted to the execution of James Foley last month.
“As Commander-in-Chief, your actions – or lack thereof – Mr. President, cost lives. As you bumble about in your golf cart, slapping on a happy face and fist-pounding your buddies, your cowardly lack of leadership has left a gaping hole — not only in America’s security — but the security of the entire globe. Your message has come across loud and clear, sir: You are not up to this job. You know it. We know it. The world knows it.”
Aaron Carson Vaughn’s parents know about losing a son all-too-well. According to The Heavy, the Vaughn’s have been proactive in helping other grieving families who have lost a loved one at war. Their priorities seem to have shifted a bit with their powerful open letter, but the bottom line remains the same. They lost their only son at war, and they feel as though Obama has “betrayed the nation.”
“Thanks to your ‘leadership’ from whatever multi-million dollar vacation you happen to be on at any given moment, the world is in chaos. What’s been gained, you’ve lost. What’s been lost, you’ve decimated. You’ve demolished our ability to hold the trust of allies. You’ve made a mockery of the title ‘President.’ And you’ve betrayed the nation for which my son and over 1.3 million others have sacrificed their very lives.”
Aaron Carson Vaughn’s parents, along with the other parents of those killed on that tragic day (Aug. 6, 2011), only received a short letter from the President of the United States. According to The Inquisitr, all of the parents said that they received letters — all of which were the same, and not even personally signed by Barack Obama. The signatures were electronic.
The disrespect and insensitivity felt by the parents of these fallen soldiers was enough for the Vaughn family to see through Barack Obama — but it wasn’t until his inaction following the death of another young American that they felt the need to speak out in such a way. For them, the feelings were too real — too much. And so they have made it clear that they are fed up, and their letter, though fairly specific, has spoken for millions of Americans who feel the same way.
“Please vacate the people’s house and allow a man or woman of courage and substance to seize the reigns of this out-of-control thug-fest and regain the balance we, America, have provided throughout our great history… You, sir, are the JV team. It’s time for you to step down and allow a true leader to restore our honor and protect our sons and daughters… America has always been exceptional. And she will be again. You, Mr President, are a bump in the road.”