Discussion in 'Current Events' started by Kevin_Kennedy, Sep 7, 2009.
Why Obama’s Address to Schoolchildren Is Objectionable by Michael S. Rozeff
blah blah bah..hairball.
Was it really even worth taking the effort to post that?
What a hilariously stupid essay.
The ending was a kicker: "[FONT=Times New Roman, Times, serif]Presidential access to communications is dangerous enough without extending it to youth."
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This is the stupidest issue I've ever seen Republicans get caught up over ever since lipstick on a pig. I think it's the one year anniversary for that, so it would make sense. The Republicans need a faux outrage over something once a year.
There are millions of students going back to school tomorrow. Getting a pep talk from the commander in chief, reminding them about the importance of a good education and to stay in school is a huge deal and I would absolutely, positively make my children watch this speech whether it was from Obama, Reagan, HW Bush or W Bush. Education is one of the biggest elephants in the room right now - it's disgusting how our education system is one of the worst in the world - compared to countries that have far less money than we do. While I maintain that schools should receive money from local and state funds, I also maintain that the school year should be longer, children should be taught more about culture, art, philosophy, different languages, etc. and that we should completely overhaul our education system and give more federal oversight of it. A better educated society in the long run can have massive, positive implications for society overall.
Look at our educational system compared to India's... or China's... this is something that should be a huge priority for the federal government and unfortunately, it's not. Do we really need to keep learning the same American History, the same World History in almost every other grade? Do we really need to learn Algebra when only a very small fraction of society uses it? Why can't we teach a 5th grader about the nuances of music theory? Why can't we teach a 6th grader how to appreciate art instead of the same BS painting and clay crap?
Even with the educational system as it is, receiving a pep talk directly from the President no matter what party affiliation he has, would be something special. I'm going to buy a #2 pencil today just for the occasion.
Probably not... because it's really stupid.
it is not objectable, he is president and this what they do. They make speeches to school children, they read them books, they write children's books about their dogs, their wives start a reading campaign. it is normal.
Interesting argument on Constitutional grounds.
But these days few care about such things.
I wonder how many of these people screamed when Reagan talked to kids, When bush 41 talked to kids or when Bush 43 talked to kids?
You know they screamed when Clinton did.
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