Tuesday, September 8, 2009

President Obama Is Speaking To School Kids Today

I think this is great!! Call me crazy, but it seems that the more controversial this topic becomes the more I support it.

The fact that it's controversial is crazy to begin with. Bush and Regan both spoke to students during their administration with no fear. What are people afraid of? Have these "freaked out" parents and school districts actually read the speech (check it out President Obama's prepared speech here)?

I bet the schools are afraid kids might listen and stay in school....eek! No, not that! We sure don't want to be a nation full of educated people.

I know! Maybe parents are afraid of their kids believing in themselves? "Every single one of you has something you’re good at. Every single one of you has something to offer. And you have a responsibility to yourself to discover what that is. That’s the opportunity an education can provide." Yup, that's a pretty racy message with a hidden political agenda!

Heaven forbid we teach our children that they should respect the leader of our FREE country. That they should value an education, believe in themselves and work hard at their dreams no matter what their current circumstances are.

I read the speech last night and loved it! I personally, am always inspired by President Obama, and was brought to tears. To me, President Obama stands for everything American. He's an interracial man from a financially challenged (at times), single parent home who became president! What is more inspiring than that?

Anyone who is concerned about the President speaking to their children about staying in school is scared and ignorant. Read the speech (educate yourself!!) people and have more faith in your President!

I'd love to hear your comments!!


MrsAshley said...

I'm okay w/the speech but when the video they're also playing says "I pledge allegiance to Barack Obama"....creepy! I've read the speech and watched the "pledge" video.

Angie said...

I haven't seen that!! That would be freaky!!

I just get bent out of shape in general when people try to control what other people think (their kids) by ignorance and banning things. Especially when kids are of high school age. It will just make it all the more appealing to the kids. They be even more determined to watch it behind their back, at a friends or on You Tube, which in this case could be disappointing. It's just a long "boring" speech about staying in school. No sex, drugs or rock 'n roll here! :)

Paula said...

Are the wingnuts now more upset because the wonderful speech didn't say the lies they were saying or because it was such a great speech? I would love to have one of them say something nice---for a change!

Angie said...

You're right Paula, I know!!! :)