Thursday, September 3, 2009

An Invidious Plot to Indoctrinate our Youth....

...Plotted and implemented by the White House, apparently one of the most subversive organizations in the country.

The president is giving a "back-to-school" speech next week at Wakefield High School in Arlington, Virginia. Here's what the US Department of Education says students can expect from the president:

"During this special address, the president will speak directly to the nation’s children and youth about persisting and succeeding in school. The president will challenge students to work hard, set educational goals, and take responsibility for their learning."

Here's how Jim Greer, the chairman of the Florida Republican Party, interprets the Dept. of Ed's press release:

"As the father of four children, I am absolutely appalled that taxpayer dollars are being used to spread President Obama's socialist ideology. 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.

"While I support educating our children to respect both the office of the American President and the value of community service, I do not support using our children as tools to spread liberal propaganda."

Do we need further proof that the GOP has moved to an alternate universe? I think not. Doesn't Greer realize that if the president actually went before the students of America with a policy speech on the need for government intervention into banks, autos, and the like, the nation's students would quickly slip into the land of Nod, eliminating all chance that they'd take advantage of the opportunity to plot the overthrow of their parents as orchestrated by the president?

And when did encouraging students to stay in school become a subversive act?

In turning such a message into yet one more thing to oppose, the Republicans have cemented their position as the "Just Say No Instead of Offer Ideas" party. And turning the GOP into the scrappy party of no alternatives ("we'd rather fight than switch!") is a far more significant threat to the continued survival of the country than a message to stay in school, delivered by the president.

To see Greer's entire press release, see below....

"Greer Condemns Obama's Attempt to Indoctrinate Students
RPOF Press Release - September 01, 2009

Tallahassee- Republican Party of Florida Chairman Jim Greer today released the following statement condemning President Obama's use of taxpayer dollars to indoctrinate America's children to his socialist agenda.

"As the father of four children, I am absolutely appalled that taxpayer dollars are being used to spread President Obama's socialist ideology. 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.


"While I support educating our children to respect both the office of the American President and the value of community service, I do not support using our children as tools to spread liberal propaganda. The address scheduled for September 8, 2009, does not allow for healthy debate on the President's agenda, but rather obligates the youngest children in our public school system to agree with our President's initiatives or be ostracized by their teachers and classmates.


"Public schools can't teach children to speak out in support of the sanctity of human life or traditional marriage. President Obama and the Democrats wouldn't dream of allowing prayer in school. Christmas Parties are now Holiday Parties. But, the Democrats have no problem going against the majority of American people and usurping the rights of parents by sending Pied Piper Obama into the American classroom.


The Democrats have clearly lost the battle to maintain control of the message this summer, so now that school is back in session, President Obama has turned to American's children to spread his liberal lies, indoctrinating American's youngest children before they have a chance to decide for themselves."


Click here to learn more about President Obama's address.


1 comment:

Taunter said...

What is even more curious to me is that the Republicans did not immediately issue a press release congratulating the President for advocating a Republican position - personal responsibility, accountability for results, etc - and urging him to adopt other Republican views.

The Republicans have spent the past year or so covering their ears and shouting "no." But their intellectual bankruptcy began much earlier. They don't like conserving the physical environment - the truest embodiment of "conserve" - because it would interfere with some businesses' immediate profits.

They don't like programs that reduce teen pregnancy - sex ed, distributing condoms, etc - because the programs acknowledge the reality of teen sex. Apparently it was possible to recognize Communism while opposing it, but even talking about a couple of kids making a bad decision is a threat to the Republic.

They are simultaneously opposed to (a) tax increases; (b) reductions in Medicare coverage; (c) reduction in Medicare pricing per covered service.

I don't mind having one party that asks "do we need to change this" or "can we afford this." It's a valuable part of any debate. I mind greatly that we have a party with the world view of a third grader incessantly repeating "I know you are but what am I".