Friday, September 4, 2009

Obama's Speech to Kids

There as been a lot of buzz on facebook and other blogs I read about Obama's dicision to address our children in school. Zander's in kindergarten this year. Do I think he should listen to our President? Absolutely.


I am looking forward to the day when Zander comes home from school excited, telling me that the President of the United States of America talked to HIS CLASS! How special and memorable. From what I understand, he is going to encourage and challenge our youth to do well in school....not talk about health care reform.


Another mother so kindly pointed out that I "would have a tantrum" if George W. Bush was going to speak to his class. This is so far from the truth. I am trying to raise open minded individuals and would NEVER forbid my child from listening to the leader of the free world. If anything it would open up the lines of communication.


Politics aside, he's our President. I love this country and want my children to love it too. We are writing history, and our kids are apart of it. I really don't understand the big deal. It's not like he is going to hypnotize or brainwash our children.


If you disagree, please let me know WHY...and make your argument better than ridiculous Hitler comparisons or socialist comments. Also, would we be so angry if the Mayor of Tulsa came to speak to our children's school? or the Governor of Oklahoma?

7 comments:

Jen said...

I completely agree with you, Dana! AS much as I dislike G.W., if he were to do some address to kids about the importance of education, I would be just as on board. Thing is, he didn't & that sort of does make me appreciate Obama even more. Education is important & the President letting kids know is fabulous!

Rachel said...

I do not have an arguement against the President speaking. I, for one, do not "like" him; however, as our leader, my BIBLE says to respect him and pray for him. I do that....often! I pray that God will give him the wisdom to make the appropriate decisions for our country "For such a time as this!" So, as he addresses our kids, I just trust God that HE will give him the right words to say to encourage the future of America- our children. In times when I may not agree with what my leader stands for, I choose to agree with what my GOD stands for...and that is supporting and praying for our leaders. SO.....President Obama... go right ahead and encourage our kids to stay in school!! I'm all for it!

Darla said...

I completely agree with you! I believe you put it as well as I could have so I won't say anything else!

Jacqueline said...

I read in the Tulsa World that someone said it was like Hitler talking to our children...seriously people? Ignornace is sad and we should raise our kids to think for themselves, instilling in them beliefs that are important to us but not pressure them to believe what we believe. Explain to your children why the President is going to say what he says and if you think differntly than explain that too. Kids are like sponges and are eager to learn...give them this opportunity to experience history and let them make decisions for themselves.

suburban hippie mama said...

It's nice to hear I have such leval headed friends! No wonder I like you ladies so much. There is such an uprising against this speech that I feel I need to call my childs school and let them know that I WANT him to hear it! I'm really not an political activist and rarely get into debates...but this "issue" seems silly. My libral friends call me conservative and my conservative friends call me libral...I think we need an uprising of the "normal" people of America :)

Martha said...

I have to tell you that I had seen some of those things on facebook about Obama addressing the kids in school and it was the first I had heard of it. I'm with you, it isn't like he is going to talk politics with them. It doesn't matter who our president is we should respect and pray for them as Rachel said. I think the man has some great ideas and if he thinks he can reach the kids of America and get them to stay in school and get educated, then more power to him.

Jessica said...

Dana...well said! It's very cool to me to know kids have a chance to grow up and form their own opinions. I think you're doing it right, and I admire you for that.