UPDATE: Obama’s speech released . . . “fight poverty and homelessness, crime and discrimination, and make our nation more fair and free”
UPDATE: Obama is to talk about “succeeding in school” . . . hopefully not about doing crack simultaniously.
Barack Hussein Obama is going to stream an address to every single public school class on September 8th. No one really knows what he is going to talk about, but we have hints.
He has signed a resolution making September 11th a “national day of service” so perhaps he will talk about that. And, as an aside, may I say how callus, how disgusting, how stupid it is to make 9/11 a “national day of service.” That is the height of political knavery. To use the worst memory in recent decades as a rallying cry for his moronic utopian ideals is ridiculous.
The U.S. Department of Education has put out a menu of classroom activities for before the speech, for during the speech, and for after the speech. They can begin by “reading books about presidents and Barack Obama.” They should also ask the children “Why is it important that we listen to the President and other elected officials?”
During the speech the kids should think about “What job is the President asking me to do?” After the speech the students can do such productive activities as writing “letters to themselves about what they can do to help the president.”
Let’s be clear here. The public school system, of which I am a product, is an organ used to promulgate statist doctrine. It is wrong for Obama to use his influence over these impressionable children in such a way as to offer directives in such a grand manner. Anybody who would defend Obama and the Department of Education in this instance is either a coward or a loser.
I only wish I had a child in a public school in which they were showing this speech because he would not be watching it.
Updates to come after September 8th when we have the audio and transcripts of Obama’s speech.