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Indoctrinations

I’m against this (and not just because the song is just plain awful):

But there’s a strong, and apparently unself-conscious overlap, between many of the loudest protesters and those who see no problem with prayer in the public school. At least the video can be (weakly) defended as an expression of civics in a secular, public classroom; not so with prayer.

And speaking of civics, this Obama song is nothing like the earlier education speech that had the Michelle Malkins of the world in a froth. As even some conservatives have grudgingly acknowledged, a similar sort of speech by Reagan in 1988¬† went unchallenged by the lot of them. As well it should; there’s a world’s difference between a speech on education that the President, as our national leader, delivers in the hope of inspiring others to follow¬† his example, and the brainless tribute delivered in this video. But don’t expect that distinction to be explored by the Malkins of the world.

It would make their heads hurt.

  1. September 25th, 2009 at 22:43 | #1

    You conveniently missed the “froth” Dems were REALLY in (hearings, etc.) in 1991 when Bush 41 spoke to schoolkids.

    Guess that would make your head hurt.

  2. September 25th, 2009 at 22:46 | #2

    I don’t know what he said. If it was like the education speech Obama gave, then I’d fault them for being in a froth, too. This isn’t a partisan issue for me.

  3. Beth Lent
    September 27th, 2009 at 15:05 | #3

    I couldn’t hear what they were singing in the video. Here’s a link to the lyrics in case anyone else is as hearing challenged as I am: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2009/09/24/lyrics-songs-president-obama/

    Pres. Obama ended his speech to school children with a “God Bless America” (at least in the print version I read.) I couldn’t help but think that the people most against him and his speech were the ones most interested in putting God and prayer back into the schools, and that the people most in favor of everything he does are the ones most against anything remotely religious anywhere in the schools.

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