Topic: President Obama's speech to students on Tuesday, September 8th. Facebook polls, emails to teachers, threats of keeping kids home for the day, comparisons to what Hitler did with youth, on and on and on. "Oh sure, the speech is changed now that conservatives have voiced their strong opinions." To which I say, well apparently Mr. Obama has listened. Instead of being upset that he's "changed" the speech, rejoice!! He's removed the topics you've been concerned about.
Monday, September 7, 2009
Jumping to Conclusions
Okay, so are we all just completely exhausted??? The exercise that so many have had lately jumping to conclusions should have most of us worn out. I'm going to try to be fair here. This may sound like it's a post about politics but bear with me, I've got a point to make.
Here's the thing....like it or not, he is our president for the four year term he was elected to. And if you love this country like I do, if you agree that we live in the greatest nation of all, if you value the free speech that we are blessed with, you will teach your children that the office of the President of the United States deserves respect. And the person holding that office deserves to be heard. You will teach your children a whole lot more if you listen to the speech and discuss it with them. You will teach your children to be open-minded. Doesn't that just make sense? Sure makes a whole lot more sense than keeping your kids home from school!! (Photo courtesy of http://vitaeproject.ning.com)