When I first heard that parents were upset that the President of the United States was going to address their children I thought it was a joke. Seriously. What could these people possibly be thinking?
Brainwashing by talking about the importance of washing your hands? Mind control by suggesting the power of education? Subversive recruitment of potential Republicans who say the Pledge of Allegiance every morning?
Well, stop sniffing your own socks for crying out loud. Did you listen to the wildy provactive speech Obama gave? The one where he talked about how education is one thing that can never be taken away from you and how we all have a right to be educated and find our way through life so we can be productive citizens?
It’s obvious that our children are much smarter than we are. Even if they have sharp young opinions most of them have been taught to listen and to honor another person’s point of view.
Did the parents think our President is a nutcase who will tell them to run through town with underwear on their heads? For the love of whatevr you believe in Obama is a loving father and husband, a man who worked hard to get where he is, and who appears to have the best interests of every child at heart.
The nerve of him telling young children they can grow up to be successful!
All the parents who shouted about this one need to stay after class. Today we are having a lovely lesson based on a speech from a former President who said, “…the only thing we have to fear is fear itself.” Wait until they see their assigned homework.