Tuesday, September 8, 2009

On Obama's Address to Schoolchildren Today

Well, today, President Obama addressed the schoolchildren across the US. I personally called my school and asked the principal last week if they were going to be showing this address. They said, no, they would no be showing it.

For all of you out there who think that this is OK, I ask you, would you have supported Bush addressing the kids last year? If you would not have supported Bush addressing the kids but now support Obama addressing all the kids, what has changed?

Think about it. Do your children at their tender ages, truly have the wherewithal to be able to detect political kernels inside a simple statement?

So Karl Denninger, a man who *gets it* had something to say about our president's address.

Karl on national debt and the President's address to our schoolchildren today.

As an aside, I would have let my kids have a day off for Bush addressing schoolchildren also. Had Obama's address been playing at the school today, I would have spent the day teaching them a Civics lesson. This is not about Right and Left. Republicans and Democrats have both brought this country to the edge of the abyss at which it stands. This is about the government staying the heck out of my family's life, stopping the legislation, and letting the American people bail ourselves out! More government 'help' is not the answer.

Government has never been good at any social issue it has undertaken. Medicare? Medicaid? Social Security? Cash For Clunkers? Fannie Mae? Freddie Mac? US Post Office? no, No, NO! They all suck. And finally people are getting it.

I think our President might be getting the message we have all been trying to send for the last several months at the Tea Parties and Town Halls.

Well notice what happened with President Obama's address to the school kids and all the ancillary activities planned to go with it. The lesson plan was yanked because of people's outcry. Local radio stations were actually announcing which school districts would be and would not be participating, just like a snow-school-closing report. It is amazing.

My local Kroger has started carrying political books. They have carried all the NYTimes bestsellers for years except for any that are political commentary by the way. Now, today, there are three NYTimes bestsellers for sale. All political commentary. All flying off the shelves. Bravo.

People are waking up, taking notice, and speaking out.
That's what America is about.

Whatever you believe, know *why* you believe it. Understand the logic behind it. Be able to articulate it. And say it.

No I am not a Hillary Clinton fan, but she has said some great things in the past.
Here's a few tidbits.

“I am sick and tired of people who say that if you debate and you disagree with this administration somehow you’re not patriotic. We should stand up and say we are Americans and we have a right to debate and disagree with any administration.”
~Hillary Clinton

"You show people what you're willing to fight for when you fight your friends."
~Hillary Clinton

Speak up, America. You who have been speaking up, keep it up. It may well be that finally Washington is starting to listen.

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