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Parents May Boycott Obama's Speech

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posted on Sep, 3 2009 @ 12:21 AM
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Parents May Boycott Obama's Speech


www.click2houston.com

HOUSTON -- President Barack Obama plans to address students across the country next week, but some Houston-area parents do not want their children hearing his message, KPRC Local 2 reported Wednesday.

School districts across the KPRC Local 2 viewing area said they are getting phone calls from mothers and fathers who said they will keep their child home if the school chooses to broadcast the speech.
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posted on Sep, 3 2009 @ 12:21 AM
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The presidential address will take place on Sept. 8. The Obama administration said it is the first time a president delivered a national address directly to school children. The president is expected to discuss the importance of education, working hard and setting goals.
But the planned address is drawing controversy.
Conservative talk show host Michael Berry said he has received e-mails from 100 listeners who want to boycott the speech.
"They're not only angry, they're somewhat shocked because this is truly radical in his attempt to go directly to children. Parents respect the relationship and protect the relationship between a parent and a child and they pass their children to a school to learn. They don't feel comfortable with Obama speaking directly to their children," Berry said. "We are the parent of that child. It doesn't take a village. It takes a parent."
On behalf of the president, the secretary of education notified principals about the national address.
While some applaud the speech, it's controversial to some conservative groups that launched an e-mail campaign encouraging their children to boycott the speech.
The Houston Independent School District told principals to inform parents that the president's speech will be shown to students on Sept. 8 at 11 a.m. Houston time. If parents choose to opt out, their child can attend a different activity while the speech is held.
The Fort Bend School District said campus-based leadership teams, consisting of parents and teachers, will vote on the speech. If the teams vote yes for the speech, it will be taped and shown in social studies class. Parents can still choose to have their child not watch the speech.


Well GOOD FOR HOUSTON! I'm thinking about keeping my kids home that day. Something just doesn't seem right.



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posted on Sep, 3 2009 @ 12:38 AM
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Agreed. Something is wrong here.

And it's just fishy enough that I might have to report this Presidential address targeting impressionable kids back to the White House.


I wonder if they'd appreciate the irony.



posted on Sep, 3 2009 @ 12:53 AM
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Good for them!!! They are being proactive, and making the destiny for their families; instead of the govt.

That being said, I can see two different kinda sides to this story. I agree with flat out saying NO, but there is another option instead of allowing any child to be subjected to this.

Allowing them to be subjected to this, or anything with an objective manner in regards to it..

Yes, the it's gonna be brain washing propaganda; no doubt. However, what if You taught Your children about propaganda, and basics of mind control...................I know that's a lot to handle, but the Elite do it with their children. I am talking out of turn here, but the Elites even teach their children about life, and death before the child reaches 10; too..

Any ways, the average child attending this speech will not have any mental tools to defend themselves, or tools which they can then observe the rest of the children.

Imagine teaching, and giving Your children the tools to be first, and most important quiet about what they know; after they learn quiet, then for them to be taught the methods of how they can, and are brainwashed; for them to then go to the speech, or "address" would be an excellent learning experience.

With the "mental tools" to know when they are being subjected to mind control, and being able to fend it off; Your children then could see how it affects the other children.

Er, Okay, I'll stop there, but it does work. What it does is build a perspective, or thinking process outside of the proverbial box. It'll make anyone's children giving the right molding techniques, leaders among men.


S&F



posted on Sep, 3 2009 @ 12:55 AM
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What grades will he be addressing?

Will it be a junior hs or hs?



posted on Sep, 3 2009 @ 01:20 AM
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Where were you guys when Bush was talking to school kids? Hypocrites!


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posted on Sep, 3 2009 @ 01:22 AM
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"The Obama administration said it is the first time a president delivered a national address directly to school children."

I think this answers your question.



posted on Sep, 3 2009 @ 03:47 AM
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No doubt they're scared Obama is trying to fill their kid's heads with communist lies like the earth being more than 6000 years old and revolving around the sun, and that Ronald Reagan wasn't one of the founding fathers.

[edit on 9/3/2009 by mythatsabigprobe]



posted on Sep, 3 2009 @ 05:31 AM
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Originally posted by mythatsabigprobe
No doubt they're scared Obama is trying to fill their kid's heads with communist lies like the earth being more than 6000 years old and revolving around the sun, and that Ronald Reagan wasn't one of the founding fathers.

[edit on 9/3/2009 by mythatsabigprobe]


ah phewy, i guess the right wing will be waiting for the fox remix video tape to show their kids.

got to bring them into the Fox Fold at a young age before their minds are poluted with Socialist propaganda



posted on Sep, 3 2009 @ 07:55 AM
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Originally posted by DraconianKing
Where were you guys when Bush was talking to school kids? Hypocrites!
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Bush went into the classrooms. He did not do a national TV speech broadcast to elementry school kids. I also don't believe he discussed the kind of things this speech will broadcast. And, from what I hear, it's an hour long speech. An hour long speech to 1 thru 6 graders!!! Give me a break.



posted on Sep, 3 2009 @ 08:05 AM
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Originally posted by mythatsabigprobe
No doubt they're scared Obama is trying to fill their kid's heads with communist lies like the earth being more than 6000 years old and revolving around the sun, and that Ronald Reagan wasn't one of the founding fathers.


Because the public school system is a highly conservative organization?


How about the school system starts teaching our children HOW to think instead of WHAT to think.



posted on Sep, 3 2009 @ 08:12 AM
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It seems almost everything Barry does leaves me with a high sense of discomfort & foreboding. All I see is a Trojan Horse. There's something about this guys agenda that's just wrong.

IRM :shk:



posted on Sep, 3 2009 @ 08:13 AM
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As I understand it, it'll be directed towards grade school kids.

If I had kids, I probably wouldn't keep them out that day. The youngest ones won't remember or care. The 5th and 6th graders? It might do well to counter with an at-home lesson on government manipulation, propoganda and indoctrination beforehand and how it is often targeted at kids.



posted on Sep, 3 2009 @ 08:29 AM
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K-6. I also saw something last night on TV about them changing the assignments given to the children and they mentioned older classes as well.



posted on Sep, 3 2009 @ 08:34 AM
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A friend of mine in Denver, CO called his school to see if they were going to be playing it for the children. The school said no.

They also said he wasn't the first to call.



posted on Sep, 3 2009 @ 08:38 AM
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sancho, i had not thought about teaching them about the propaganda, I never even knew about propaganda until my hubby told me about it, but it made sense after learning more about it, especially the whole Goebbels thing.because I always thought they were still a little young. (9). But I guess if anybody needs to teach them it should be us as parents.



Thanks so much for your input. As always it appreciated.



posted on Sep, 3 2009 @ 08:42 AM
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That would be great, but I doubt that would ever happen. Most people are afraid to think outside the box, let alone the schools teaching its ok to do that.



posted on Sep, 3 2009 @ 08:55 AM
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Bush wasn't trying to make them write letters to themselves about how they could help him. Bush didn't have celebrities pledging allegiance to the president.

I dunno, I just don't want my kid being another little Soviet Pioneer or a member of the Nazi Youth Movement.



posted on Sep, 3 2009 @ 09:06 AM
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I think I might be taking my kids on a field trip to the aquarium next Tuesday!

Cool beans!



posted on Sep, 3 2009 @ 01:08 PM
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Originally posted by opal13
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K-6. I also saw something last night on TV about them changing the assignments given to the children and they mentioned older classes as well.



Yea this is a little weird. Its one thing to visit a classroom, but to address kids this young nationally isn't something that he should be doing.




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