Sunday, September 6, 2009

Our Dopey Country

Have you heard about Obama's planned speech to our nation's schools this coming Tuesday and the flurry of controversy it has whipped up?

According to the Department of Education, the speech, aimed directly at students, will center on persisting and succeeding in school.

Some, such as Jim Greer, chairman of the Florida Republican Party, are critical of the speech. This is what he had to say about it:

"As the father of four children, I am absolutely appalled that taxpayer dollars are being used to spread President Obama's socialist ideology," the letter began. "The idea that school children across our nation will be forced to watch the President justify his plans for government-run health care, banks, and automobile companies, increasing taxes on those who create jobs, and racking up more debt than any other President, is not only infuriating, but goes against beliefs of the majority of Americans, while bypassing American parents through an invasive abuse of power."

Whoa, who gave this guy a copy of The Communist Manifesto and Das Kapital and told him those are Obama's main source of material for the speech??

You know, when I was growing up we looked upon the president of the United States as the most powerful person on earth and we also respected him. He was the leader of the country, elected by a democratic process (i.e., the people's choice) and we were taught that this democratic process was what made America a great country.

Now apparently what makes America great is that we have the option to show no respect to our president and allow our feelings about him to degenerate into a bipartisan mudsling. What a great lesson to teach our children!

I didn't vote for Obama and I don't agree with a lot of his philosophy but he is the president and he was duly elected to office - in a landslide, I might add. What indication has there been that he plans on forcing his political agenda, which many feel to be a socialist viewpoint, upon our children? To do so would be political suicide.

Yet the news is full of school districts announcing that they will refuse to broadcast his speech to their students.

This is sad. It just fuels the perception among other nations that America is a haven for morons.

What I propose is that in the future, we have two presidents, one for each party. A red president and a blue president and if your state voted primarily blue, then you will be governed by the blue president, and if red, then the red president. I am not so sure what to do about rebel enclaves, however, such as Orange County within California, for example. But America has faced problems of similar magnitude before and come out with flying colors, namely red, white and blue. So what if a map of America will wind up resembling the playing board in a game of Risk?

All of this bickering is pathetic. It is also divisive and one thing we don't need these days is to appear divided to the rest of the world. Perhaps what we need to do is take a lesson from the past and let all of us choose one "threatening" ethnic group we can all hate in order to rally the country into unity.

Any nominations?

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