My last post on The OBAMA Speech made a few people stand up and say exactly what was on their minds. I HAD to respond in detail to one:
La Pixie said...
first of all, I think throwing in the race thing is just laughable. people dont care for Obama because we dont like his policies. I would be the first to say that he is an excellent speaker. I just dont like what he is saying.second, the outrage is mostly over the materials that were given to teachers to cover with the students. I definitely have a problem with teachers in public schools telling students that they need to think about how they can best serve Obama. NOT their country, mind you, but Obama. if I have been updated correctly, that bit was removed from the materials, as a result of the outrage from people.the smallest part of the madness is the fact that parents werent given a choice. just like you should be able to have your kids watch it if you want, parents should be able to not have their kids watch it. now, some parents did have a choice, but some, like in Tempe, AZ, didnt. personally, I think this issue needed to be taken up with the school districts.
Oh, come ON, La Pixie! Really? So you really believe that there was NO race issue what-so-ever in this? Obama's entire presidency has been nothing but a race issue!
How many democratic presidents before this have been harassed, by the GOP the way Obama has?
How many were asked to legitfy (it's a word, im MY DICTIONARY :-) ) their birth certificates? (*crickets*)
How many times has a soldier been allowed to OPENLY NOT SERVE HIS TERM because they were against the president?
How many previous presidents have had a hard time trying to get EVERYTHING to pass?
How many? NONE! That's how many.
Why is that, do you think? Why is Obama having such a hard time in office? Why? Because he is the first BLACK president, that's why.
And as for the GOP.... because those are who have the problem with everything.... to try to stop the PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES to speak positive to the children of America, is absurd! Never have I heard of such a thing! And if the problem was that he asked the students to write something based on what they could do to help the president, what's the big deal with that?
"What can you as a child do to insure that the country runs smoothly by your president?"
"What ideas do you have that could help the president make sound decision to insure you have a better future?"
"What can YOU do to help me make this a better world for all of us to live in?"
What is wrong with asking the students to THINK?
Have we not been asked the same types of questions in history or social studies class when we were growing up? The only difference is that we now have technology in place that allows the president to ask these things "face to face".
Funny, though, you say that the parents should be allowed to have a choice of what their kids should NOT watch. Sex education is taught in the classroom and if a parent decides that they don't feel sex education appropriate for their seed, they take them out of that lesson. The school, the COUNTY, doesn't decide not to teach it! If I have a problem with my child learning about the dinosaurs because I don't believe in evolution, but the bible instead, are those teachings going to be bypassed and taken out of the curriculum?
So, La Pixie, I've always known that we don't have the same beliefs as far as politics goes, and I really didn't expect you to understand why I felt my children would benefit from hearing a positive message from the president. Maybe when you have children of your own (don't rush it, though. Enjoy that new marriage!) and want them to understand the importance of securing their future, you'll see why, in this situation, Obama was doing the right thing!
** Special Thanks to La Pixie for leaving an honest comment. Visit her cute little blog, Pixie Dusted, for some fresh and tasty cooking ideas from a newly married girl.