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13 Open Letters to Famous Individuals

By Timothy Rodgers

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Copyright 2018 Timothy Rodgers

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Table of Contents:

Edward Snowden

Stan Lee

Kelly Marie Tran

Stephen King

Tim Lincecum

Harrison Ford

Colin Kaepernick

Bill Nye

Bill Maher

Kim Kardashian

Britney Spears

Ashley Judd

President Donald J. Trump





Edward Snowden

It took a great deal of courage to do what you did to defend our rights. You helped to remind me that good people can still make a difference even though our governmental system is corrupted at it's core. You have shown faith towards the idea that people are not as arrogant, passive or as stupid as we are being made out to be. You may had once been surrounded by some of the NSA and CIA elites; however, you were probably one of the only true patriots who stood among them. You feel the way I do about the Bill of Rights, that it is still worth believing in.

I do feel sad that the NSA seems to still be operating unaffected even though the PRISM program you revealed is completely unconstitutional. I will be calling for justice in your name, as a part of calling for the disbandment the NSA along with the CIA and Federal Reserve. You accepted such a great risk and believed that someone out there would know what to do. I am not going to pretend that I know what I am doing; yet, I believe in myself more than I believe in allowing the government to continue wronging our population. This is my way of trying to produce a result for the sacrifice you made, from our(the People) end.

There are many ways we are alike. I have heard several use the word traitor to describe you. There are many who fail to understand the difference between justice and obeying the law for the sake of obeying the law. I think if we ever came together for a common cause, the combination of our perspectives would help lead the way for many effective changes. I honestly doubt that you will ever see this though.

I know what it is like to have to leave home and not be able to return. I understand why you left, the integrity of our legal system is compromised. As I write this, I have no doubt that soon it will be the death of me. I would love to be a part of the effort that could allow you to come back; yet, I can't even achieve it for myself.

Stay strong brother. There are those who will never forget what you have done for the people of this country.



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Stan Lee

I like many of your fans, have read your comics and watched your cartoons since I was a small boy. I was heartbroken to read how someone you trusted was really trying to take advantage of you. You've been a legend as far back as I can remember. I can only imagine what you had to go through just to write or draw many of these tales of super heroes.

I have always appreciated how a theme behind X-Men is social indifference. That no matter how unique everyone is, that everyone has the right to a chance and a place in society. Very similar to how and why I value the story of Charlotte's Web, many of your heroes went through experiences that highlight the delicate balance between death and life.

I can only imagine how hard it was for you to have had to split the Marvel Universe when the vultures came flying in for the movie rights in the late 1990's. I remember it being speculated that the split would keep many of the combined storylines from ever coming to life. I feel even worse for you when I think about how badly Sony has handled Spider-Man. For me as a fan, the sinister six victory not being what led Spider-Man to the Avengers was quite bitter. I liked how Amazing 2 had set the stage for a Sinister Six movie going into Amazing 3. I am still hoping they will go back and finish it even though they have another MCU Spider-Man now.

Back in the day I played the Nintendo games, and one of my favorites was Spider-Man V. the Sinister Six. Had the movie makers followed the genius formula you laid out that originally made Spider-Man what it was, we would have got the full original saga of six movies and people would have far more respect for the character. Being Iron Man's apprentice is cool and all; but, it's not nearly the Spider-Man the Avengers should have/need.

If any of my characters ever come to life in a movie or series, I hope to learn from the hardships you have faced along the way.



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Kelly Marie Tran

I want to start out by saying that I am truly sorry for the way some Star Wars fans have treated you. I know from having my own disappointments after years of waiting for the story to develop, why some people are upset. I personally liked “The Last Jedi” much more than I did “The Force Awakens”. I honestly would rather have them re-make VII over VIII; yet, here they are with rumors about scrapping VIII.

As someone that is familiar with how the story originally carried on after Episode VI, I am upset that they are running the twin story and saving the fact they are twins until Episode IX, when everyone and their mother already knows Han and Leia had twins. It's not going to have any awe the way Luke being told by Vader, that he was his Father did. I know I am not the only fan harboring some rage over this. Disney is already doing too much to take away from what fans want to be seeing and some fans are shamefully taking out on new characters.

I felt you had a meaningful role. Your character wasn't out of place and there was nothing wrong with how you portrayed your characters. As strong as Luke Skywalker is, he didn't save the galaxy alone back then and isn't silly enough to think he is going to do so by himself now.

The two things that I was mainly displeased with about two new Episode movies was that there was no mention or backstory of Luke having a family. Luke not having been exposed to the dogma of the previous order, had the room to do things shunned by Jedi in past generations. Would have been good information to cameo or tease in the quest to find Skywalker during VII. People aren't happy new characters are coming in when pivotal roles like Mara and any children Luke had with her, are being left out. I know things are different in canon; yet, no one wanted to see Luke Skywalker die miserable and alone which brings me to the next thing. It would have been a better ending if Luke lost to Kylo in the same fashion he watched Obi-Wan lose to Darth Vader, with Rey passing by to see the end of the fight.

They still have one more movie to help them clean these concerns up a bit; however, the backlash is coming from a lack of faith that it can be done right after what has already been seen. I know being a Star Wars actress isn't easy. Try to remember that the jerks are worth ignoring. Some bold moves were made in Episode VIII and my hats off to the progression of those efforts. I was afraid Disney would make Star Wars too Disney which was proven wrong by the throne room fight. If they really do the Kylo/Rey twin reveal in IX though, I am going to be bothered by the way they've done it no matter how it plays out.

I hope the future of Star Wars spin-offs aren't already doomed. All you can do is play your part the best you can. Don't blame yourself for mistakes that writers or producers are truly responsible for making. Don't take dumb comments made by raging fans personally. Part of dealing with people, is finding a way to handle the hecklers. You earned your place in the Star Wars Universe, no one can tell you otherwise and be right about it.



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Stephen King

You are one of the last surviving authors that have greatly influenced me. I have seen many of your books become movies. One of the most interesting books I read from you was “The Long Walk”. Very similar to the government ideology behind the Purge, the Long Walk is a socially accepted way for the government to curb population growth. While many of your stories have meant something to me, “The Long Walk” is the one that I closest relate to. I hope when you finish reading this letter, you can understand the appreciation I have for what happened in that book.

I enjoyed how you touched on the grand prize. A wish granted to the winner. Plays on the impulse that feeds into the state run lotteries. Everyone was okay with it because those who tried, had a small chance at anything they wanted even though everyone else involved died for it.

When I went into the Army, I endured stress fractures on both shins from battle marching. The entire time I was being discharged from training, I kept thinking about how I would have been shot dead for falling out of formation if I was on the walk. It wasn't until I was diagnosed at the VA in 2009 and started really talking with other veterans, that I saw the benefits process is very similar to “The Long Walk” in many twisted ways.

While there is more than one winner at the VA, there are way more dying before they get the help they need. Similar to the Long Walks, the government is not interested in changing anything about the way it conducts business. It has no problem being involved with killing people.

The Federal District Lawsuit I have filed is about to become the metaphorical equivalent to me approaching the end of the long walk I have been on with the VA. As the sole survivor out of all the others who tried at the end, I too am going to wish for it to be over after me.



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Tim Lincecum

Thank you for being a part of some of the best seasons of baseball I was able to experience. I grew up as a San Francisco Giants fan. I had considered Barry Bonds as someone I once looked up to, until him and McGuire were being called out on using enhancers. You brought me back to the Giants in a time when I had little else to turn to for inspiration. There are many people who think people who smoke marijuana, are incapable of performing at an competitive/elite level. You among Michael Phelps, have proven them wrong and I thank you for it.

I remember going to a Giants game in the 2010 season and seeing someone selling a shirt saying “Let Tim Smoke”, shortly after you had been ticketed for possession. I bought that shirt and still have it. You helped to lead the team to the World Series wins in 2010 and 2012. After the previous World Series attempts made by the Giants, I had come to doubt that I would ever live see them win one.

I will never forget how it all came down to that game against the Padres, going into the play-offs. There were many moments along the way, it seemed like it could have already been over. As much as a disadvantage the Giants had seemed to be at going into the post-season, the monumental demonstration of refusing to quit had proven why you all were the Champions at the end. I can attest to the fact that the Phillies didn't just give it to you. The team earned it.

Our society has come along way with understanding the benefits that MMJ has to offer; yet, there is still a long way to go. It is mind-blowing to me with how little our medical professionals still comprehend about the brain, how they can say anti-psychotics helps in ways that pot usage causes damage. The reality is, none of them have seen it for themselves. Most of them are just repeating rhetoric they heard in college and getting paid as they go. Those struggling with concussion and head injury issues at the NFL could really use your support.

Maybe one day, I'll be able to come see the Giants play again.



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Harrison Ford

I remember being told a story by my Dad's friend who he had known since high school. One day back in the late 1970's, she was telling me about when they were making a movie near-by. At the local decommissioned train station, she saw you sitting on the bench and had recognized that you were an actor. She really enjoys things around movies and Hollywood, so she put an emphasis behind how excited she was about it. She told me she asked you for an autograph.

I am nobody. I don't really think you want my autograph.” was something along the lines of the response I was told you gave. Deep down she wanted to insist; yet, she didn't want to bother you so she let it go. It wasn't too long after that, you had been cast to play Han Solo for Star Wars. I remember feeling sad for her because it would have made an awesome addition to her memorabilia collection. It was meaningful to imagine because by that time, I had seen quite a few of your movies.

You had many roles that I look back on; but, the one that has helped me cope the most in life was the doctor from “The Fugitive”. The story of a good man being made out to have it look like he murdered his wife. It helped me come to understand how there are situations that exist and can be on-going, where no one else understands what is happening to the victim/s except themselves. This story also reflects how our system which is an inanimate tool, can be used by some as a weapon.

Going through the motions of due process is insane when it can be seen from the outside, that it is a deathtrap. There are ways people get killed before they can prove their innocence or even have their case presented to a judge. Imagine if every time someone needed to seek justice, they had to go through metaphorical parallels where odds of success were just as much for them as it was for your character in that movie. The problem for others though, is that this is real life and it is unforgiving because most innocents die looking guilty.



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Colin Kaepernick

I commend your efforts for challenging the unchecked nature of police brutality and murder. You raise questions around serious concerns and have even prompted the NFL to make some disastrous public relations mistakes. The case you make around your right to kneel during the National Anthem, is sound and fully supported within the boundaries of the Bill of Rights. I don't really say it to you because you need to read it, I say it to you because I know there are others that need to read it.

The actions of the NFL and the words of our President around this issue worry me deeply. If groups or businesses can outvote or outlaw individualism(especially in the name of money), are we at all really free?

The importance behind the separation of church and state was so that inanimate objects/organizations couldn't ever do something like that to us. Now that such groups have the Bill of Rights unconstitutionally applied to them in all political and legal arenas, individuals scarcely stand a chance. I am sad that other NFL teams are punishing you by not considering you for selection because of it.

You have earned being a civil rights leader. As much pressure as they have applied to you to back down on this, you have not changed course nor are you sorry about having the attention they are trying so desperately to take away. The NFL among any other corporations/non-profits/unions, do not have the right to influence or dictate any kind of expression of freedom anywhere in this country. If that is a U.S. Flag on the flying on the pole, that land is protected by the Constitution.

Of course lawyers are so good at what they do, they have everyone believing that such monstrosities are supposed to be allowed to engage such tyrannous impositions on us.

In my lawsuit('17-CV-02954-KLM), I specifically asked for “Rules of Engagement” to be placed on law enforcement as the third form of relief. This would take away from the common legal excuse of “fearing for their life/safety” which is grossly over-utilized when police leave dead bodies on the ground. There is also no legitimate reason why our enemies in war get more of a chance against our soldiers than our people get against police that are tax-paid to protect us.

I wish I could rid the world of racism. It is not within my power though. Through these “Rules of Engagement” the racist cowards who murder behind a false concept of government justice, will no longer be able to do so without losing their badge and going to prison. Anyone who unjustly murders under the same conditions for whatever reason, will be punished as they should be.



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Bill Nye

Science is an important aspect to have an understanding of in life. Some of the goofy stuff you did on your show helped me to absorb information I probably would have found boring coming from a book. There is something to be said about visual and audio based teaching. It is refreshing to see that you are still involved in the scientific community and still trying to help others make better sense of our world.

There are many things that science can teach; yet, there are things that our understandings of science still do not comprehend. There are horrors that exist in our world that our minds have no ability to process, as we encounter them. Some of us have been raised under several notions among others throughout our lives. Those who influence us at an early age, have lasting effects.

One day, if I live long enough to get to an older age. I would hope to be able to become half of the teacher to others that you were to my generation. I think being a truly great teacher, you have to have actual life wisdom to pass on. There is more to a quality education, than minimal state standards.

As far as we have come, we must admit in some arenas that human beings typically wouldn't live long enough to develop the proper understanding required for achieving certain scientific feats. Do you think we came all this way on our own? Or do you think we had some help from more advanced powers?



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Bill Maher

You and I share the same perspectives on religion. We both think they are bad for our country and government. We understand why a healthy separation of church and state is important even though we are surrounded by a society who missed that lesson in school while growing up. We see inanimate objects like money and “non-profits”, overriding the rights of individuals. Rights that are supposed to be protected by the Constitution of the United States of America.

I think one angle of despair that will we have in common, is having to admit that a war we had supported in the past was wrong. For me, I got behind President W. Bush when he called for the Iraqi Invasion. I realize that Bush lied and that the true reasons we went in there, are not public knowledge. I hate saying this; however, I suspect that one day you will feel the same about how Israel is treating the Palestinians.

Part of the issue we have from country to country or government to government, is an overall lack of due respect for the rights of others. I am not going to say Israel or Palestine is right or wrong, outside of the fact I think neither side really has the right to be murdering anyone. I found it ironic having known how you feel on a religious level and then hear you support the Israeli government in this way. I get it, your support has more to do with you being Jewish than religious. With that being said I maybe two-thirds German; nonetheless, I would never support the third reich or what Nazis stand for. I believe everyone deserves their individual chance at freedom in life. Murder is murder, no matter who you slice it.

I recently watched Religulous and had myself a few good laughs. The way you opened it up reminded me of a young Jewish girl I was friends with back in high school. I once had asked her if being Jewish was a race or a religion? For other groups of people, there seems to be a much more distinct difference. I remember her telling me that she didn't even have a good way to explain it, similar to how you talked about it in your comedic documentary.

It's going to be hard to bridge the gaps of broken bonds between certain factions of our humanity; however, we have to overcome that if any of us are to have a real opportunity for freedom or any kind of future soon. There is a reason we have been set-up to endlessly fight each other and it is not simply just to make the money. The Israeli/Palestinian war and rivalry comes with a far reaching history, being one of the biggest obstacles within the violence spectrum for establishing a world peace. I challenge you with this because I think we both know that we can't count on all the people who are holding their hands together while being down on their knees, to help figure it out.



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Kim Kardashian

Congratulations on helping to get President Trump to bring much needed justice to a case with a pardon. Thank you for helping to protect someone who has been a victim of this system for years. I do wish that while you were there, you advocated for many instead of the one situation. I know that you might have been lucky to get the one; however, there are so many people that need that kind of help that it is damn near hopeless for most.

It can be hard to have an appreciation for the less fortunate. I am going to be honest, you are a highly influential individual and you could achieve change only others would dream of bringing about. You do not need to be a lawyer to understand/believe in the Bill of Rights or continue coming to the legal defense of others.

I commend you because getting involved in such issues when you don't have to, is admirable. There are a lot of ways to help people besides giving money to charities that end up keeping it to themselves. Not everyone does something positive with their wealth and fame. That is why the few who do, are so special.

Without the help of role-modelling leadership the few like you can provide, those who are like me would get no chance for the support they need otherwise.



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Britney Spears

I remember growing up with your music videos all over MTV. It was heartbreaking to see you go through that episode through news articles where you were getting therapy and had shaved your head. I am writing to you because when it comes to mental health issues and this legal system, I think we can relate on a few things probably. Maybe my words can help you somehow, make sense of this insanity cops and judges try to call justice.

Once upon a time, my Dad paid a lawyer to convince a judge that I didn't know what was best for myself. It was how the attorney was able to override my choice on which parent I was going to live with, at the age of around 12-13. My Mom ended up losing the custody battle and when I refused, the Chief of Police of Petaluma called me himself to threaten that if I did not go with my Dad that I would be taken away in a police car.

My Dad won that manipulative battle; however, it came at a steep price to include losing the war. As a result for his gross lack of due respect for my rights, I boycotted my homework and engaged in fights when someone picked them with me at school. It was in a therapy session with a MFT, that the therapist explained to my Dad that I was going to continue to cause these problems as long as I didn't feel respected. At the end, my Dad saw the logic behind his wisdom and yielded. I made good on my end of the deal, and ended my campaign of rebellion. The fact I had to do that to protect my rights, permanently damaged my relationship with him.

I know you are having some domestic legal troubles. Your ex, Kevin feels way more entitled to your money than any dead-beat should be. Why is it possible he can come after your money? Lawyers and the market the BAR association have designed around profiting off of bartering with our rights. Back in Native American times, those who left the family didn't bring any items that belonged to the family with themselves as they went. I am not going to pretend I know who did what; yet, what you earned is still what you earned. For Kevin to make any claim to money you had to work to earn, is cruel and unusual punishment. Everyone knows he doesn't need your money to take good care of the children. Everyone who is involved in making money off your legal process in you defending your finances truly doesn't have the right to profit from your turmoil; ironically, above all they make sure they get paid no matter what happens. If it's not coming directly from your bank account; tragically, it's coming from the tax dollars you paid into.



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Ashley Judd

Without your courage in coming forward to help expose the seemingly subtle rights violating culture in Hollywood(among other places), the environment and conditions essential for me to find my own justice would have never been possible. I realize that you are not the only one; yet, I am writing to you because of one of the movie roles you had.

When I first went to see “Double Jeopardy” in theatres, I was young and had originally thought it might have been the third movie to “The Fugitive”. While it wasn't quite what I had thought it was, I still enjoyed the film and felt I learned some interesting facts behind the fundamentals of the Bill of Rights. Just like what I had written to Harrison Ford, this story of how the system is used as a weapon to make someone innocent look guilty had helped me come to understand the problems I am facing.

I feel bad about the fact that even with such a title under your belt, that someone like that monster Weinstein was able to get away with what he did for so long. You through the #MeToo movement, understand better than most why money buying “government sanctioned rights violations” is so dangerous to our ideals of freedom. Actors and actresses as rich as they may be in many cases, still can't contend against the finances of producers or studio owners which ends up contributing to the defense of the guilty. Lawyers should not be allowed to confuse judges on what is right over wrong, using a language only other attorneys can speak. They should be looking for where the rights violations are, instead of looking for how their big paychecks are...after all, they are all sworn to protect the Constitution, with the Bill of Rights at it's peak.

I hope that because I am a man, when I have my #MeToo moment and talk about something that happened to me...that you won't find a reason to be unsupportive. I know what it is like to deal with a more powerful someone who makes promises they don't keep, after they have had their fun with you. I understand why the majority of victims never go to the government for help, which is because most of the time it adds to the damage instead of fixing the issues.



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President Donald J. Trump

You are the most of an individual that we have had in a President of the United States, since before my time. I had once held that hope for Obama. I realized since he was putting up higher Military Industrial Complex progression numbers than W. Bush did, that he was just another part of the problem.

I have written to the White House under both Obama and your administrations in desperate attempts to deal with the lack of access to justice issues involved in my class-action lawsuit at the Federal District Level through the FTCA. I imagine if my name and case were presented to you, that you would make sure this all goes away. I guess I wouldn't be able to understand why you would leave me damned to this fate. There is a reason no lawyer has been able to deal with the two main problems I am trying to counter in the 50 plus year history that both of them have. What the system is about to do to me, is what it has done to everyone else that challenged these issues in the past. This time though, everyone is going to see it and know about government refusal to fix this for themselves. Many people think the government can't solve these problems. I am about to shatter that perception.

I will be pushing for a total replacement of Congress and reform of our Election process to exclude all monetary influences. That way we get truly qualified candidates, not just pawns who take their hush money and pass whatever legislation they are told to do so by lobbyists. Money acting as a form of legal free speech is silencing the voices of our People. Money spent on advertising is basically considered the same as buying the votes. It is all what I call “paid propaganda”. The issue with someone being paid to state an opinion is, that opinion often gets confused as fact even if what is being said is not based on any science or truth. Money being involved in free speech, is why we don't have any real news channels. It's all paid programming/brainwashing at the end of the day.

I think that like me, you would highly benefit using the Bill of Rights to defend yourself in the Russia probe. At the elite and often secret levels of courts, it is by ruthless design that those on trial can't defend themselves from whatever consequence is being established by the process. The reality is if the President of the United States of America can't pull off firing the lawyers and argue their boundaries around the first ten amendments, than no one can.



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