Of course not!
But the Dear Leader, President Obama, is going to address the public school children of the United States next Tuesday, September 8.
Of course it is being billed as a speech to motivate students to do well in school. And it may well be as innocuous as that.
But, this is the Dear Leader. And there is a creepy, Third World dictator theme I see in doing such an address.
And read the link as to what teachers should do before, during and after the speech.
Note that it is for K-6 grade students.
Now, take a look at the aid for teachers from the "during the speech" portion:
During the Speech:
As the President speaks, teachers can ask students to write down key ideas or phrases that are important or personally meaningful. Students could use a note-taking graphic organizer such as a Cluster Web, or students could record their thoughts on sticky notes. Younger children can draw pictures and write as appropriate. As students listen to the speech, they could think about the following:
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? Students can record any questions they have while he is speaking and then discuss them after the speech. Younger children may need to dictate their questions.
OK, I do not know what in the hell a "cluster web" is and hope an educator can illuminate us. But how can kindergarten students, for many their first day in school at all, get all of this? Why should they have to be subjected to President Obama lecturing them on anything? And how do these young minds have the ability to know that they are being propagandized?
And that is what the Dear Leader wants. An audience that has no clue to know what he is talking about. But, being prompted by teachers, they will be obedient and answer these questions-in their "cluster webs", I'm sure.
The obvious question has to be asked here.
Can anyone imagine former President George W. Bush doing such an address? Or worse, former President Ronald Reagan doing such an address? Oh, the howls and catcalls from the left would be endless.
Former President Bush might have been able to do a speech to children after the terror attacks of 9/11. If nothing else to assure the youngest of children that no harm would come to them. But again, the left would just catcall and howl that he was using children for propaganda purposes. Never mind the fact that the children are used by the left as a prop to advocate more and more government. After all, it is always for the children.
An aspect of this is that the Dear Leader, President Obama, is just overexposing himself. I hate to tell the Dear Leader this, but many people, even some that may support you and your policies are just sick of seeing you on the tube. Day after day. An extended vacation. A real vacation maybe in order.
I wonder if there will be a backlash on this unprecedented speech by the Dear Leader. Already some teachers do not want to subject their students to this speech. In fact, a teacher appeared on the Michael Medved radio show yesterday. I have a sneaky feeling that there will be many teachers not participating in the Dear Leader's speech.
I know that the Dear Leader, President Obama, reads Right View From The Left Coast. So, here is some advice.
Call off the speech to the crumb crunchers, Mr. President. Take a break and figure out how to rescue the so-called health care "reform" legislation. Try to figure out how to win the "real" war in Afghanistan. The one that your left-wing allies are going to tell you to get out of. Leave the children alone, Mr. President.