Wednesday, September 2, 2009
Did you Know?
About President Obama’s scheduled address to students across America on September 8, 2009!
I didn't, neither did my grandson's parents. While I promised to do my political ranting on a separate blog, I feel this is important enough to share here. Whether I'm an author or a plumber, I'm still a concerned citizen, and I find it disturbing that a president who has fallen from grace with adult voters, is now turning to our children. I commented in great detail on my other blog, but there is one question I have to ask. If religion has been banned from schools, then why is it okay to discuss politics.
An entire suggested "agenda" has been prepared for teachers to follow, before, during and after the President's speech. One portion disturbed me because I feel it needs to be revised.
Why is it important that we listen to the President and other elected officials, like the mayor, senators, members of congress, or the governor? Why is what they say important?
I wonder if it shouldn't be altered to say, Why is it important for the president and congress to listen to the people who elected them--solicit their opinions before acting in haste. Shouldn't those who take an oath to act in the best interest of their constituents honor it? Just because someone is an elected official, it does not make them above reproach. You can't always trust what they say because often they represent special interest groups who promise support for future campaigns.
We've taken God out of the Pledge, so why are we putting Obama in our schools?