posted on May, 17 2012 @ 01:36 AM
reply to post by sonnny1
I have been lurking on this site for a little while now and I came across this thread.
I created an account on this site just to respond to it.
Before I post my view on this subject, let me just say this. I don't vote. I hate where this country is headed, and I have absolutely no faith in our
current government. I am neutral, and I have my own "out there" views on things.
But I have to say the following:
1.) The story that you linked is an opinion piece, based on a (seemingly negative) bias, so it will be somewhat twisted to make is seem however good
or bad the writer of the piece wants it to, in the case negative.
2.) The article has an excerpt that states "The biographies are largely designed for students, so they can research the history of the White House
occupants". - Did you actually go to Whitehouse.gov
and read the biographies yourself? You will see that the
biographies themselves weren't changed to include Obama. There is a "Did you know" section at the end of each biography that tries to explain any
policy or work that the current president (Obama) is involved in and how it is somewhat related to things mentioned within the biography. I can see
that as trying to help the students understand how the current president ties into previous ones.
3.) Did you happen to read these biographies when Bush was president? I didn't. How do we know that Bush didn't have a similar "Did you know"
section while he was president?
Don't get me wrong, I think government is all a facade, and I am not saying that they are innocent of anything, however I think that an opinion piece
is just that. In this case it seems that you are discussing an opinion piece as fact. To me, it is not true that Obama is "Inserting himself into the
bios of past presidents".