How did you arrange to have your mother's photo on the $1 bill?
—Your Biggest Fan - Ever!!
Biggest Fan, I appreciate your sentiments.
Although my mom would feel complimented by your question, I have to tell you that the $1 bill actually contains a photograph of one of America's most important presidents and my namesake—George Walker Washington or as he was called by his slaves, Dubya.
Interesting enough, George W. Washington also started a war against a vicious dictator and another namesake, King George Walker III of England.
As a student of history, I like to learn from the past. If George Walker Washington had not attacked England back in 177-something, America would not have democracy and freedom.
Today, England is among our closest friends. I expect in 200 years, Iraq will be among our closest friends.
My daddy, President George Bush the First, did not have that "vision thing". I have it in spades. That's why I'm looking 200 years down the road.Dear George (Can I call you that? I feel very close to you..),
I really like what you had to say about France.
The problem is that I am very confused as to what the intentions of God are. According to your logic, He wiped out New Orleans with Katrina because it needed to be reconstructed... doesnt that mean that The Twin Towers could have been demolished for a similar reason? Like maybe they were interferring with God's view of the White House or something.
God is all powerful, all knowing, and wholly good... and since he hasnt taken any action to prevent these things, then they must be what he intends to happen. It is all beginning to seem more and more sadistic-- but since he is wholly good... then.... does that mean it is ok to be sadistic???!?!?
Oh my head hurts. You are so much wiser about these things than I am.. so maybe you can clarify all this mess about intentions for me.
—Christine in Phoenix
Christine, you bring up some interesting points.
I won't pretend to claim I understand God totally, only mostly.
First off, the destruction of New Orleans was an act of God. The destruction of the Twin Towers was the work of Satan.
God controls natural forces like hurricanes and earthquakes while Satan controls evil like terrorists and other evil-doers.
Hurricanes and earthquakes are generally unleashed by God to teach sinful people lessons whereas Satan unleashes terrorists to hurt good people like Americans.
To truly understand God, you must transcend to another plane where logic and rational thought are meaningless. Once you've reached the plane of faith, only then can you rejoice in the goodness of God—hurricanes, earthquakes, tornadoes, Sunday school buses falling into canyons and all.(Got any questions for the President? Leave them in comments.)