My Humble Opinion: The “It’s official: People have lost their minds and common sense” edition

And it’s all over this speech that the President plans to give on Tuesday to the nation’s school children.

What’s wrong with this? What, exactly, Mr. and Mrs. America, are you so freaking upset about? That Obama wants to encourage your little darling to stay in school and do well and have a bright future?

I’ve heard people like you call it an attempt to “brainwash” our kids.

I have one more thing to ask you…

Have you lost your rabbit ass mind as well as your common sense?

If this had been any other president in the last fifty years, people would not only think it’s a great idea, but would be encouraging their children to watch. They’d be all over it like white on rice.

But, because it’s Barack Obama, it’s now being called brainwashing and an attempt to endoctrinate the youth of America in the ways of socialism.

Give me a break and a little credit for some grey matter here.

I can see where this is a good thing. I would have loved to had the opportunity to see such a speech in my youth by, say, Ronald Reagan. “The Great Communicator” he was called. Yes sirree bob, I sure would have liked to have seen that. President Reagan encouraging my generation to stay in school, get good grades, go on to college and make something of yourself would have been a great thing to see.

If I had kids in grade school now, I most certainly would want them to see Obama’s speech on Tuesday. Since my only remaining child is a sophomore in high school, he pretty much can make that decision for himself. I don’t know if high schoolers are included in this historic event.

I know that I’ll probably get a lot of flak about this from certain people, and  you know what, I don’t care. I’m entitled to my opinion, and if someone doesn’t like it, well that’s their prerogative.

The thing that really pisses me off though is the use of the word “brainwashing”. If the President of the United States of America gives a speech to encourage kids to be the best they can be, and people actually object to this for whatever reason, then the good ole U.S. of A. has more problems than just the economy. I just don’t see this as a “problem”.

Whole school districts are objecting to the speech because of certain “lesson plans” and the appropriateness for the age level in their school. I don’t know about you, but I sent my kids to school to get an education, and by and large, they got what I sent them there for. What are kids learning from their parents , teachers and administrators  who are objecting so strongly to this? That it’s okay to diss the Office of the President when someone their parents don’t agree with is in that office?

I shudder to think such a thing.

Finally, the president has only been in office for about eight months. Let the man do the job that the people of this country elected him to do and quit whining and complaining about every little thing he does.

Being an elected official is not an easy job, be it the President of the United States, a Senator, a Member of Congress, or the mayor of your town. If you think you can do a better job, then YOU run for office see how easy it is.

Okay, I’m stepping off my soapbox now.

That’s all from where I sit.



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