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    Re: S.J. couple hopes their poster inspires county’s students

    Quote Originally Posted by SouthernDemocrat View Post
    What??? I am accusing no one of being communist. I am merely pointing out the dangers of creating a cult of personality around a sitting president. If you start using the president's glorified image to promote education in public schools, then you open the door for future presidents to use their image in public schools for more political purposes.


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    Re: S.J. couple hopes their poster inspires county’s students

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    When a national leaders sees fit to indoctrinate children it rarely has a happy ending.
    Come up with something original.

    Also, this is not Obama seeking to use his glorified image to indoctrinate children. Its a political group using his glorified image in an attempt to reduce drop outs in inner city schools. Its not comparable to Nazi propaganda, but it certainly opens the door to cult of personality indoctrination.
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    Re: S.J. couple hopes their poster inspires county’s students

    Quote Originally Posted by SouthernDemocrat View Post
    What??? I am accusing no one of being communist. I am merely pointing out the dangers of creating a cult of personality around a sitting president. If you start using the president's glorified image to promote education in public schools, then you open the door for future presidents to use their image in public schools for more political purposes.
    I hope that you are wrong ! Yet I can imagine the Palin Puke doing a poster showing a pregnant girl and saying " Just Say No " superimposed on top of an image of the Igloo herself !!!!
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    Re: S.J. couple hopes their poster inspires county’s students

    Quote Originally Posted by RightinNYC View Post
    Does anyone else find this troubling? I don't want a poster of any politician being placed throughout public schools. This is an ad created by democrats and funded by liberal advocacy groups that is being given free space in public schools. Ridiculous.
    He's a sitting President. Most federal building have his picture somewhere on the wall.

    I get that you may disagree with his policies, but if you can't respect him as our President, your president--then you don't respect our system of government its democratic elections.

    Too me--the poster says one thing: STAY IN SCHOOL, STUDY HARD, AND ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE. -- You have a problem with that?

    Young people should be taught to respect the President--agree or disagree. That goes along with respecting authority. When they get into high school and college and take some classed on history, poli sci--hopefully, they form their own opinions and not just adopt those of their parents.

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    Re: S.J. couple hopes their poster inspires county’s students

    Quote Originally Posted by SouthernDemocrat View Post
    Come up with something original.

    Also, this is not Obama seeking to use his glorified image to indoctrinate children. Its a political group using his glorified image in an attempt to reduce drop outs in inner city schools. Its not comparable to Nazi propaganda, but it certainly opens the door to cult of personality indoctrination.
    So, the nationwide speech next week isn't an attempt to indoctrinate children? The poster in the OP is a build up to that very speech. WTF?

    Nazisim was a cult of personality indoctrination, just like it was for Stalin. I mean, hell, the political prisoners that Stalin sent to the Gulags actually wept when Stalin died.
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    Re: S.J. couple hopes their poster inspires county’s students

    Quote Originally Posted by RightinNYC View Post
    Does anyone else find this troubling? I don't want a poster of any politician being placed throughout public schools. This is an ad created by democrats and funded by liberal advocacy groups that is being given free space in public schools. Ridiculous.
    I don't really see anything wrong with it. It's not like dropping out of school is a big partisan issue. That quote could have just as easily come from a Republican. If Obama is someone that students respect, then it makes sense to have his picture and quote on the poster.
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    Re: S.J. couple hopes their poster inspires county’s students

    Somehow I survived all the pictures of Kennedy with the "ask not what your country can do" quote.

    Of course, I have to admit that there were more people loyal to their country rather than just loyal to their party back then.
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    Re: S.J. couple hopes their poster inspires county’s students

    Quote Originally Posted by Gardener View Post
    Somehow I survived all the pictures of Kennedy with the "ask not what your country can do" quote.

    Of course, I have to admit that there were more people loyal to their country rather than just loyal to their party back then.
    I might not disagree with something like the poster, maybe not even the speech, except PBO is in a disasterous and desperate period and will do anything to push his agenda.
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    Re: S.J. couple hopes their poster inspires county’s students

    Quote Originally Posted by Gardener View Post
    Somehow I survived all the pictures of Kennedy with the "ask not what your country can do" quote.

    Of course, I have to admit that there were more people loyal to their country rather than just loyal to their party back then.


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    Re: S.J. couple hopes their poster inspires county’s students

    Quote Originally Posted by hazlnut View Post
    He's a sitting President. Most federal building have his picture somewhere on the wall.

    I get that you may disagree with his policies, but if you can't respect him as our President, your president--then you don't respect our system of government its democratic elections.

    Too me--the poster says one thing: STAY IN SCHOOL, STUDY HARD, AND ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE. -- You have a problem with that?

    Young people should be taught to respect the President--agree or disagree. That goes along with respecting authority. When they get into high school and college and take some classed on history, poli sci--hopefully, they form their own opinions and not just adopt those of their parents.
    Again, it has nothing to do with "respecting" the office of the president - it has to do with the fact that it's a partisan-ized image sponsored by a political advocacy group. I do respect Obama, quite a lot, both in his office as president and as a person. Don't try that "opposing this action means you hate America" crap on me.

    Again, if conservative groups had been putting up similarly stylized posters of Bush with trite quotes about staying in school, avoiding drugs, serving the country, etc. it would have been (rightly) criticized as an inappropriate insertion of partisan material into the public school system.

    The fact that he was the president doesn't mean that it's automatically okay.
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