We teach our kids to think for themselves and to not fall for slogans, mantras or empty promises.
We teach respect for the office of the President. It’s a tough job and it demands our appreciation and honor. After all the person who is president has to make life and death decision every day and is charged with protecting our land.
The great thing about our country is you can respect the office and the individual in the presidency but you can disagree with everything that individual stands for. That is where I find myself during this presidency.
In December of 2008 my daughter came home with an activity booklet about our new president Barack Obama.
I wanted to take you through some of the her thinking page by page.
Notice the heart with the the line through it. She also made a sad face. She knows our family is not the biggest Obama fans.
Today Obama is going to address the school kids to tell them to stay in school, set goals, do you best, etc. These ideas are all good. I read the transcript of his speech and I don't have a problem with it on the surface.
My question is simply, why does Obama need to tell the kids something they are already being told? Is it to gain influence over them? To be a role model?
Do I want Obama (the person) to be positioned as a role model for my kids to look up to? I have yet to see a policy that I feel is good for this country or my family.
So, do I want this influence piped directly to my kids while they are in school? No thanks, I will pass.