- The Washington Times - Tuesday, April 21, 2015

A precocious 8-year-old boy named Peter has a list of concerns for Michelle Obama, starting with her strict rules on school lunches.

The boy’s father submitted to The Weekly Standard a letter that took his son six months to write to the first lady, because he was just “too angry” to pen it in one sitting, the father said.

“It all started because he saw something about school lunches [and] how ketchup is bad for you, and that Michelle Obama wants to limit the amount of ketchup” in schools, the father told The Weekly Standard. When the boy’s mother reminded him he attends a private school, “He said something about wanting to ‘give a voice to the voiceless.’”

“My name is Peter. I am eight years old,” the boy wrote in his letter. “I love studying the history of the USA. I have enjoyed learning about the great choices the USA has made… And then there was your husband’s election. I think you should rethink your idea that takes us to one ketchup packet per meal. I feel that it is taking away our patriotism toward America.”

Peter then took a serious turn in his letter to focus on foreign policy.

“I also think you should stop doing nothing and go send some troops to the Middle East,” he wrote. “I also think your husband needs to work on his speeches. He also disappointed millions of Americans by not bombing Syria. If you do not know every day thousands of people’s homes are destroyed by the ISIS in the Middle East. You should also get the U.N. to send troops to Ukrain[e].

“Also, may I ask you, is the White House comfortable?” he asked. “Thank you for your time and consideration. Signed, A concerned 8-year-old citizen, Peter.”

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