Drudge has a link to information that Barack Obama will be “speaking” to students nationwide on September 8.
President Obama’s Address to Students Across America September 8, 2009
PreK-6 Menu of Classroom Activities: President Obama’s Address to Students Across America
Produced by Teaching Ambassador Fellows, U.S. Department of Education
September 8, 2009
Perhaps its harmless, but Obama’s past behavior and his push for “service” and community over individuals make me very uncomfortable….
My kids will be forced to listen to the views of a President that is perhaps the most anti-American in history, not to mention one who believes we need a “civilian national security force just as strong, powerful and well-funded as our military.”
Is this the service indoctrination speech? Something else?
This is a President who believes in community above individuals and its clear in the talking points sent out to schools.
Obama is a follower of Saul Alinsky who wrote “Rules for Radicals”.
Alinsky held these views of organizing and “transforming” where teachers and education are concerned:
Alinsky believes that the teacher association’s real power base is not in the teachers, but in the community. He does not see our task of organizing them as any different from those of his own community organizers.
Because he sees the teacher’s power base outside the membership and in the community, Alinsky offers a straight line route to organization of that power base
In other words, what Alinsky is looking at, is not the membership, but access teachers have to the community. He sees that as a powerful weapon with which to organize.
Is this part of Obama’s plans to reach the children to get to the adults like he is doing on the census?
Take a look at teacher talking points that are being distributed to accompany Dear Leader’s push for the mind of your kids on September 8….you decide what Obama is trying to teach your children without your participation and, likely, without the knowledge of many parents.
“Teachers can build background knowledge about the President of the United States and his speech byreading books about presidents and Barack Obama and motivate students by asking questions.”
….What is the President trying to tell me?
What is the President asking me to do?
What new ideas and actions is the President challenging me to think about?…..
……Students can record important parts of the speech where the President is asking them to do something. Students might think about: What specific job is he asking me to do? Is he asking anything of anyone else? Teachers? Principals? Parents? The American People?…..
……What do you think the President wants us to do?
Does the speech make you want to do anything?
Are we able to do what President Obama is asking of us?…..
…..Teachers can have students:
Create posters of their goals……It makes sense to focus on personal and academic so COMMUNITY and country goals come more readily……
What right does Obama have to tell my kids what their involvement in community should be? What right does he have to ask ANY of our kids to do anything?
It’s one thing, as President, to go into ONE classroom and read a book to students…it’s quite another to take your “community organizing” propaganda to our kids in public school.
Kids are very impressionable, especially K through 6, which is why, I believe this is where this speech is targeted. Kids listen to their authority figures at school.
Call your school and tell them not to participate.
UPDATE #2 9/1/09:
Of course, liberals will ask, “What is the big deal?” …..while even your less-informed friends may not give it a thought….well the reasons not to involve your kids is summed up nicely at AmericanElephant.com :
Now the former Community Organizer and current President of the United States is making an unprecedented speech to the school children of our nation. I’d like to believe his motives were pure and politics didn’t play into this. But viewing this administration’s track record doesn’t afford such benefit of the doubt. When the President browbeats property owners who want to protect their legal rights… when the President admits he doesn’t know the facts but impugns the integrity of a police force… when the President calls me a liar for reporting what is actually in the health care bills and encourages my neighbors to report me to some enemies list… when the President apologizes to nations around the world and bows to a Saudi king… he loses the benefit of the doubt. As a socialist who has surrounded himself with Marxist and racist radicals all of his life, he loses the benefit of the doubt.
Without benefit of the doubt, the President doesn’t get to speak to my children unchallenged. Surely we can’t trust the school system to challenge him. Surely we can’t trust the school system to protect the interest and rights of parents. So on September 8, 2009, when President Obama seeks an unprecedented audience with the nation’s youth, I would have no choice but to deny him access to my child.
Parents, you are responsible for your children. You are responsible for teaching them right and wrong, instilling personal responsibility and an understanding of the founding of our nation. It is your job to raise your children, not the federal government. And when a socialist with a radical agenda seeks an audience with them, it is your job, not the school’s, to protect them. It is your values that should be taught to your children, not the political agenda of any President or any political party. If you can’t be there to watch the President’s address with your children and challenge them on the content immediately afterward, then it is also your job to consider keeping them out of school that day.
UPDATE #3 9/2/09:
FoxNews.com is now covering this: Critics Decry Obama’s “Indoctrination” plan for Students.
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