I haven't done a TILIT post in quite a while. For those you that didn't have the pleasure of reading any of my TELL IT LIKE IT T-I-Z Tuesday post, these are post where I post about anything that is of great concern to me with all the honesty that my little heart can muster up. I tell it like I see it with MY opinion because, well, this is MY Blog! I touch anything in the news, politics, Hollywood, or my everyday world. It may be hard to accept or hard to handle, your opinions and comments are always welcome and I encourage you to TELL IT LIKE IT T-I-Z on your own blog!
After hearing so much controversy over the Obama Speech being shown nation wide in the schools via web cast this Tuesday, I had to email our school principal to find out if our school would be participating in the viewing.
For those of you that have been living under a rock, as I had before Saturday, and have NOT heard about this, President Obama will be speaking at a school in Arlington, VA and it will be shown via web cast in ever participating school in the nation.
The key word is PARTICIPATING.
Back to my email. I wanted to know if we will be participating in showing our students this web cast, as I believe that it is a wonderful opportunity for the students to hear the importance of staying in school, working hard, and being responsible for their future from one of the highest powers in the United States.
The answer I got back was a NO. Our COUNTY had decided that our students were NOT to participate in watching the President speak. The words of President Obama obviously are not important. What I'm wondering is what is it that these people are afraid of what it comes to the President.
Perhaps it is a horrible thing for the kids to hear that they should stay in school and work hard. I would never want my kids to hear that they should take responsibility for their own future and decide now whether or not they choose to be successful in life by doing the right thing, finishing their homework and listening to teachers now.
Is that code for vote for the VOTE DEMOCRATIC when you turn 18? Subliminal messaging? I gather that the county is afraid that after hearing the speech, kids are gonna start walking around sporting either a red bandanna or a red one. Not representing BLOODS OR CRIPS either.
The speech has been released for America parents to draw their own conclusions. Read it here.
"What you make of your education will decide nothing less than the future of this country. What you’re learning in school today will determine whether we as a nation can meet our greatest challenges in the future." How sinister is that! How could he say such a thing to young impressionable children?
For all of you those parents that are taken their kids out of school and expecting an unexcused absence for that day, what are you truly afraid of? To think that this wretched president, whom America voted for, will encourage your kids to set goal and do everything they can to achieve them, to volunteer in their communities and get involved in extracurricular activities. WOW! What a demon!
I'm considering taking my kids out so that they CAN see the speech tomorrow. Are we excused???
Coming from anyone else, that would probably be a standing ovation speech. Coming from anyone else the speech would be welcome with open arms, but because he is a BLACK PRESIDENT, everything he does is scrutinized. Everything he does HAS to be a bad thing.
Now I am the LAST person to throw in the race card, but TODAY, I am disappointed in my COUNTY and my COUNTRY for the racism I see in this nationwide situation!