Birthers and Pipers - Enough Is Enough

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    First there were the Birthers - those who fervently believe President Obama is in fact a constitutionally-ineligible usurper who is actually Kenyan, Indonesian, British or perhaps even Martian by birth. Now we have the Pipers - who believe the silver-tongued Obama will so enthrall an entire generation of our children over the course of 30 minutes that he will lead them like so many starry-eyed tweens at a Jonas Brothers concert down the primrose path to his vision of a Socialist American utopia.

    Yes, despite the White House's billing of the President's remarks as the latest iteration of "eat your vegetables, do your homework and stay in school", the Pipers have seen through his poorly-crafted charade. Indeed, they see him for the pernicious political pied piper he truly is! Ever the duplicitous schemer, Obama will eschew mere encouragement for megalomaniacal indoctrination when he speaks to our children - gasp - live in their very classrooms via satellite today.

    Allow me to say this as clearly and unequivocally as possible - Enough is enough.

    Please, don't get me wrong. I wholeheartedly support freedom of speech and encourage everyone to be intimately and diligently involved in their children's education. But let's maintain a little perspective on this.

    First, there are more than enough rational and substantive reasons to oppose Obama. We need not eagerly embrace an intellectually vapid knee jerk response to everything even remotely associated with his name. As a matter of fact, I can think of several trillion reasons off the top of my head. A figure that just so happens to coincide with projections of what the President's policy proposals and budgets will add to the national debt over the course of the next few years.

    From health care reform and taxes to ""cap and trade" and Afghanistan to fundamentally altering the role and reach of government in society, there are too many consequential leviathans lurking in the political waters to waste our time drunkenly trawling for insubstantial red herrings.

    Second, do you truly believe our children are so vacuous that the televised remarks of the President will turn them into subservient socialist zombies? Is your influence so inconsequential that Obama will be able to undue in a mere 30 minutes what you have tirelessly worked at day in and day out over the course of their entire lives? Is his appeal so alluring, his image so magnetic and his words so hypnotic that they will follow in his wake in Liberal lock-stepped legions?

    In the process of fighting the supposed indoctrination of our children into mindless socialist vassals you're reinforcing the Liberal line of Conservatives being mind-numbed robots and nattering nabobs. Indeed, such hyperventilated histrionics ultimately give the President too much credit and parents too little

    Finally, has the political environment become so toxic and polarized that the President of the United States can't encourage our children to focus on their homework and do well in school without being accused of cynical and devious ulterior motives? Can't we all agree that it's a positive thing to encourage our children to spend more time with their textbooks than on Facebook? Shouldn't our children's education and the impact it has on their and our nation's futures transcend petty partisan cynicism and bickering?

    Look at where we land in global rankings of literacy, math and science scores and primary graduation rates. Nationally we're approaching a 30 percent high school dropout rate, while major cities like New York and Los Angeles already graduate less than half their students. That's to say nothing of Detroit's truly horrific 75 percent dropout rate.

    Sorry to offend the faithful, but I'll happily accept the President's and anyone else's assistance in keeping our children focused and in school. I'll also have faith in my wife's and my own parenting abilities to be able to counteract any half-baked educational trends and ill-conceived politically correct tripe my son may encounter at school. He, his education and future are our responsibility and we, not the state, exercise the greatest influence over them after all.

    In the end, perhaps the best words of wisdom come from an unlikely and ironic source, Liberal music icons and lyrical peaceniks Crosby Stills and Nash.

    Teach your children well.

    Remember, faithful readers, a mind is a terrible thing to waste. Or as former vice president Dan Quayle so insightfully stated, "What a waste it is to lose one's mind. Or not to have a mind is being very wasteful. How true that is."

    Stay tuned for further updates as events warrant and we see if Obama can both inspire our children and spell potato without the assistance of the ever-present presidential teleprompter.
     
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    Nice op-ed, man!

    The only real hole I see in it is that we have about 95.999999% of both the media and academe acting as an orchestra in support of the piper.

    And we all know how impressionable the little nippers can be....DON'T RUN WITH SCISSORS!!
     
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    For me, it isn't so much of what the President might or might not say. It's his projection as a "role model". I think he is a very poor role model for anybody - especially our school children. He's a liar. He makes a habit out of lying. Hasn't done one single thing he said he would do if elected President - in fact, he has flipped flopped on most of his platform issues. He's a racist, i.e., his obvious racial remarks about the Cambridge police acting stupidly when he admitted on national tv that he didn't know the facts of the incident before he made the remarks. Then there's the "after the speech" class-room exercise all geared towards "Obama Worship" according to the news. No, I don't think Obama should be addressing our school children and giving the liberal school teachers even more ammo to indroctrinate our children with. I don't think he should do it because as a role model he smells like a barrel of rotten fish.
     
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    Um, let's see, the Federal government has controlled the educational system in the USA for the last 50 years and we're graduating morons and illiterates.

    Hmmm, well maybe if we give the Federal government another 50 years they'll get it right?

    Hint: Federal control GUARANTEES homogeneity and mediocre results
     
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    Flip-flopping is hardly lying. Saying something stupid, then apologizing is hardly lying. So I'll ask you what has Obama LIED about?

    Every president since George Washington has had to flipflop as events unfold. Every president since Washington has said something stupid he regretted. Obama is no exception.

    You hate Obama, we get that. But stop lying by saying he lies.
     
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    The federal government did NOT control anything concerning school curriculum until No Child Left Behind. They provide federal block grants, which states and local school boards spend however THEY decide.

    What is the word you cons constantly love to use? Oh yeah: EPIC FAIL. So appropos here, I might add.
     
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    This is a credibility issue that the commander and chief, as leader of the military, should produce, to prove his integrity: the military is held to very high standards and he, as their leader needs to demonstrate that he is above question (somewhat opaque, instead of transparent)

    He is the POTUS, not a school administrator, not head of the education dept. This country has enough messes, that he does not need to focus on telling other peoples' children how to live their lives(I know, he can't resist any opportunity to tell citizens how they are supposed to...., fill in with your choice). we still need welfare, social security, food stamps, medicare, lack of industry in this country, lack of energy sources, medicaid, the economy, our world standing, our enemies, we need all those fixed. When do you think he will do anything about those problems??

    Has it occured to you, that some people protesting have seen this before, shortly before really bad things started happening in their previous country? It ALWAYS starts as harmless, but questionable. It slowly progresses to a point where it is almost impossible to stop. At that point, the bloodletting start (either by revolution or by those that opposed the gov)


    Did you see Gibbs acusing the parents that opposed this as being less than intelligent? Are you watching parents being limited by laws and regulations? Did you see where a judge ordered a home-schooled student into a public shcool (the judge thought they knew more than the parents)? This guy is smiling, and getting close enough to your family to hurt it (make a list of people that you would want a school to bring in and address your children WITHOUT your permission, mine was......no one). He smiles and is charming, but we know NOTHING about him....so much for transparency.

    Do you think this has anything to do with witnessing the supporters of Obama take their children to throw shoes at the 'image' of Bush, just in January? Suddenly, these people want everyone to be polite, not to disagree with anything this man, that is doing some really questionable things, that are not mentioned in the constitution, to just ignore our rights being written away in the new laws? (before you say it, yes, many of us did fight our representatives over the patriot act and anything that infringed on our rights). When we ask for serious explanations, we are called names. When we point out that it has been tried before and didn't work, we cannot get an answer to why it will be different this time.

     
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    I saw the title and thought you had something against Bagpipers. Them's fighting words!
     
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    Bullshit.

    Since the creation of the department of HEW (since done a 2 for 1 split into HHS and DoE) the feds have had a say-so over curriculum, via the threat of cutting off of federal funding if the schools don't play ball. NCLB (written primarily by TED KENNEDY D-MA) is merely the latest mutation of that central control.

    Epic fail back atcha.
     
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    You sir are 100 percent correct on this. We should not allow our children to desire to one day have a job so vile and wretched as the President of the United States of America. They of course should aspire to have a more noble profession such as pimp, prostitute, and/or drug dealer. Regardless of who is in office we must do our collective best to make sure the President of the United States of America is an office for which all Americans have the utmost disdain. [/sarcasm]

    The speech is a benign way for the president to address school aged kids all across the country - nothing more.
     

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