Tuesday, May 13, 2014

#BringBackOurGirls An Open Letter to Senator Rand Paul

I am not an activist by any stretch of the definition. I don't typically take up to fighting for anything. In my own world, I try to make healthy choices (down with Monsanto!), and I try to raise my kids with integrity and responsibility (down with helicopter parents!). I try to have a healthy, happy marriage (down with divorce!), and I try to do my work as thought I am working for the Lord (down with entitlement!). I do all of these things, because I think they are choices that are best for me. I can't save the world, but I can impact the world around me.

That said, today I wrote a letter to my senator. I deplore you, please write one to your senator too. Or to POTUS or to your newspaper editor. Anybody who could potentially be a catalyst to save these girls.

Mr. Paul,

Good morning. First, let me I apologize if my letter is abrupt or inappropriate.  I do not know if there is actually anything you are able to do or even anything you want to, but I deplore you to please do something.

There are innocent girls in Nigeria who have been taken from their homes, their lives, and are in danger of being forever lost to their families, their parents, and their country.

According to Time’s website, I see that we have sent support. I ask you, as my Senator, to please encourage our government to fight for more than oil and money. Fight for lives, for children, for women, for freedom.

The greatest military in the world is certainly capable of saving these girls.

I know that there are politics involved that I surely do not have a firm grasp on, but I don’t care. I was once a young girl, and I can only imagine the fear those girls are experiencing right now. I am a mother, and I can truly understand the fear their parents are feeling right now.

Please. Senator, please. Show the world that you know how to love and encourage the world to do whatever it takes to beat the terrorists that are terrorizing these innocent girls.

I appreciate you taking the time to read my thoughts.

May the Lord bless you and keep your children safe.

Leslie Broussard

Twitter Feed:#BringBackOurGirls 


  1. That was a very inspiring letter.

    1. Thank you, Andrea. I have not received a response yet. Hopefully, there are events taking place in Nigeria that the public just isn't being informed of. I pray the families are reunited soon.