reply to post by FlyersFan
I’m sorry, but I don’t want the President of the United States asking or telling the kids of the United States to do anything. This isn’t 1950s
I have said plenty of times that Obama is scary, but who in their right mind doesn't want the POTUS asking the kids of the US to do anything?
I want my president to expect the most out of our kids! I want him to be disappointed when any child fails, or drops out, or can't read! I want the
bar set extremely high for all the students!! I am tired of seeing an "All Chinese" Physics department at my University! I am tired of seeing all
the foreign students in the Library, while the American students are getting trashed and passing around STD's!!
In some of my Chemical Engineering classes, the best students were Female, Muslim, exchange students from Iran!! That should be a little more
unsettling than a President asking the kids to do some community service!!
Are we so politically divided that we can't see any good coming from this? Why don't we let the good happen, and then draw the line at some point
before it becomes Socialism or Naziism? We are smart, our kids are smart, surely we can have the best of the best of this?
Edit to add a true story:
I asked one of the Iranian girls why they came to the US if they disagreed with our lifestyle so much. Her response was, "We want our country to be
great! We buy the best and cheapest rice from China, and we buy our Educations from the West! We don't have to agree with your lifestyle to see a
good deal and capitalize on it!"
[edit on 4-9-2009 by getreadyalready]