Over reacting, much?

I truly do not understand what the big deal is about the President of the United States and his speech that he wants to make to the American school children.

Before I go any further, let me say this…I do not like Obama. I did not vote for him. I will not be voting for him in the future. I do not care for him and his politics. I do not like what he thinks he’s going to accomplish with his health care reforming efforts. I do not like him.

Like him or not, however, he is still the President of the United States and we’re stuck with him regardless. It is a good thing we get to vote every 4 years because…well…we’ll just leave it at that.

You do not have to like the person to respect the office the person holds. You also don’t have to like the person to realize that he is the president that our children will remember. It also doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out that we will be reading about the Obama era in a few very short years in our history books…yes, our children will be looking back and reflecting on history that is being made now.

As such, I think that it is truly an opportunity that the president would take time to address the children in a little “back to school” speech. I don’t have to like the man to realize that education is important and understand that it doesn’t matter who says it, the fact is that education is important. Period. Stay in school, study hard, work hard, and you’ll make something of yourself. The fact is, our future depends on what we learn here, now, and for the many many years to come. Education is a BIG DEAL!

I have NO PROBLEMS with my children being told by the chatty, stranger grandmother at Wal-mart telling my children to make sure they study hard so they can grow up and become great men. I don’t have the problem with the President of the United States telling my children to stay in school and study hard. I do not have a problem with my childrens’ church leaders telling them to set goals and work hard to achieve them. I do not have a problem with the President of the United States encouraging my children to set goals and work hard to make them a reality.

I truly and honestly do not understand what the big uproar is about this whole thing. I have great confidence in my boys’ ability to think for themselves. They know what we have taught them and what is expected…and required… This 20 minute speech is going to be nothing more than a blip on the radar of my childrens’ lives. They are not going to be brainwashed. They are still going to continue to be influenced heavily by their family upbringing, education, and religious studies. They are not suddenly going to change because they heard the president speak to them about education.

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