Ok, so I saw all of the backlash going on here about the speech that Obama will give on Sept 8 to students nationwide. I thought I'd check it out and I went to ed.gov to research it a bit. Apparently his speech isn't political, it's about working hard in school, getting a good education, and setting goals. Although I'm not an Obama supporter I don't really see anything wrong with this. They also said that Bush did a similar thing back in 1991. Plus, they aren't making this mandatory-it's totally optional. I would be mad if he were going to "brainwash" my child but it looks like he'll be talking about generic things (the dept. of education came up with this idea, not him). Again, I am not an Obama supporter but I would have no problem with my child watching this-I'm secure in what I'll teach my own child and I trust that it would be hard for Obama to impact them negatively. So I guess my question is-why all the fuss?
Asked by Anonymous at 9:45 AM on Sep. 5, 2009 in Politics & Current Events
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Exactly what Yoshi said!
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