Monday, September 07, 2009

Shame Shame, I Know Your Name.

It's been a while since I have ruffled some political feathers here on the old blog and I just can't bite my tongue anymore. It's been bleeding since the birth certificate debate, healthcare, beer summit and others. I haven't had any extra energy to field the anonymous comments that tend to appear after those posts, but this one? I just have to address.

For all of you planning to keep your children out of school tomorrow to "boycott" the President, shame on you! What are you afraid of? Indoctrination of what exactly? The position of President of the United States should be respected, whether you like the person holding the position at the time or not.

He's going to tell children to stay in school and work hard, just like Presidents have done in the past. He's not going to pull a bait and switch and talk about healthcare or euthanizing the poor kids great Grammy. Come on people!!! I just can't tolerate the complete and utter closed mindedness that is surrounding the Right Wing Extremists.

I love a good debate, I love being able to discuss politics with people who believe differently than I do, I feel that I can come out of it having learned something. I just don't have it in me anymore to listen to people say things, like socialism, death panels and fascism.... They = Ignorant.

I don't believe politics should be brought into school anymore than prayer or religion should be, but let's not forget our public school systems are run by.... The Government (socialism?) I just don't see what the fuss is over a message that is simple, stay in school. That's it. Why the tizzy?

If McCain had won the election, I would not have a single problem with him doing this, I would respect him as the President. If it were Palin, I would only have a problem because she's stupid, but I wouldn't keep my kids out of school because of it. I would just inform them that she in fact cannot see Russia from her house.

{{{ stepping off of soapbox }}}

The End.


Anonymous said...

I agree with you on this one. I have no problem with the president giving an address with the message of staying in school. No if he were going to deliver a message of how Carl Marx had it right now that is another matter. I dont think that a 20 min speach could somehow unravel the parental teachings of a nation of students. Besides it is the role of the parents to educate kids on right and wrong, and to give them a framework to formulate their beliefs, not the school's. If parents have done a good job of this then they have no need to worry about any outside entity influencing their kids.

Katherine @ Grass Stains said...

I agree. I am more conservative than liberal, on the whole (I think) (probably) (whatever), but I am very bothered about the whole controversy. He's not going to be talking about abortion or gay marriage. And I think the kids will be excited to see that he's talking "directly" to them. In my opinion, it's the PARENTS who are acting like silly schoolchildren.

Nanette said...

Amen sister. My students will be writing a journal prompt before, watching the speech, and then (gasp!!!) set learning goals for themselves for the year after the speech is done.

Anonymous said...

I agree 110%. And then some.

Michelle said...

I am with you! Husband and I were disappointed that our kids in public school did NOT watch the speech. They all said their school didn't show it. We told the older two to ask why today. I am going to have them watch it online today. I am a democrat and hubby is a former Republican turned Libertarian so we are not an Obama only household. I watched the speech myself and it is the same stuff I would tell my kids.

Anonymous said...

I think this whole situation is shameful.

random_mommy said...

Couldn't have said it better!