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    Re: Elementary School Students Taught to Sing Praises of President Obama

    Quote Originally Posted by donc View Post



    Indoctrinating? How can you call it indoctrinating when it was a part of a Black History month skit last February a month after the first Black Presidents inaugural in our counties history?…Oh by the way, here is the original video, notice that there is no music?Kinda make you go Hhmm…wondering where Fox got theirs doesn’t it?

    YouTube - (No background music) School kids taught to praise Obama
    How can I call deifying a sitting POTUS indoctrination? Well let me see:

    A cult of personality is similar to general hero worship, except that it is created specifically for political leaders. However, the term may be applied by analogy to refer to adulation of religious or non-political leaders.

    [ame=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cult_of_personality]Cult of personality - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia[/ame]

    How do the words "He said red, yellow, black or white/All are equal in his sight” equate to supporting a cult of personality?bizarre.
    It's straight out of "Jesus Loves the Little Children" replacing Jesus with Obama. lol

    You might want to rework this part of your post. I consider myself a part of the United States

    Well here in the United States we don't worship Presidents we don't have cults of personality. Presidents work for the people not the other way around.

    that is in the majority as for as religious beliefs are concerned, Christianity.
    Well that explains it. Then I understand why you think cults of personality aren't all that bad. Say hi to your skydaddy for me.

    ((78.4%) other wise you saying “**** your god” to the god of a majority of Americans.
    Ya pretty much.

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    Re: Elementary School Students Taught to Sing Praises of President Obama

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Can some one please explain to me why this is a big deal please. At worst, best I can figure is a couple teachers in one school district exercised poor judgment. Isn't there much more important things going on to spend energy worrying about?
    If by poor judgment you mean the attempted indoctrination of elementary school children into a cult of personality. Then ya sure.

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    Re: Elementary School Students Taught to Sing Praises of President Obama

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    You don't think some teacher somewhere told their students about the greatness of Bush? I suspect it is highly likely.
    Some where at some time a pink unicorn might have existed. Unfortunately for your case this notion lacks [ame="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Falsifiability"]falsifiability[/ame]. Likewise I can make the claim that this isn't the first time teachers have attempted to indoctrinate children into the cult of Obama only the first time they've been caught.
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    Re: Elementary School Students Taught to Sing Praises of President Obama

    Quote Originally Posted by Agent Ferris View Post
    If by poor judgment you mean the attempted indoctrination of elementary school children into a cult of personality. Then ya sure.
    I think that is stating it stronger than it really is, but yes. Why is this a big deal to any one other than the parents of those 18 children? Are one of those kids yours? If not, why the hell do you care? Shouldn't the parents of the kids get with the school and express their concerns...isn't that the right way this should be handled? What do you expect to gain by throwing a fit over this?

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    Re: Elementary School Students Taught to Sing Praises of President Obama

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    You don't think some teacher somewhere told their students about the greatness of Bush? I suspect it is highly likely.
    Please link to the song... I really don't care what you "think" happened.

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    Re: Elementary School Students Taught to Sing Praises of President Obama

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    I think that is stating it stronger than it really is, but yes. Why is this a big deal to any one other than the parents of those 18 children? Are one of those kids yours? If not, why the hell do you care? Shouldn't the parents of the kids get with the school and express their concerns...isn't that the right way this should be handled? What do you expect to gain by throwing a fit over this?
    I hope to gain the knowledge that it won't happen again, however, the superintendent has actually stood by it and suggested that he would have it happen again and most laughably suggested that it's not that they forcing children to pray to Obama but that it was videotaped. In other words he's not even sorry he got caught. Wow.

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    Re: Elementary School Students Taught to Sing Praises of President Obama

    Quote Originally Posted by Agent Ferris View Post
    I hope to gain the knowledge that it won't happen again, however, the superintendent has actually stood by it and suggested that he would have it happen again and most laughably suggested that it's not that they forcing children to pray to Obama but that it was videotaped. In other words he's not even sorry he got caught. Wow.
    It will happen again as long as human beings teach. Imperfections are natural, and this is the exact opposite of a big deal. The fact you are making a big deal out of something as trivial as this shows more about you than anything.

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    Re: Elementary School Students Taught to Sing Praises of President Obama

    Quote Originally Posted by Crunch View Post
    Please link to the song... I really don't care what you "think" happened.
    Flashback: Students Sang Bush's Praises Too (And For Katrina Response!)

    Back in 2006 children from Gulf Coast states serenaded First Lady Laura Bush with a song praising the President, Congress, and Federal Emergency Management Agency for their response to -- of all things -- Hurricane Katrina. The lyrics were as follows:

    Our country's stood beside us People have sent us aid. Katrina could not stop us, our hopes will never fade. Congress, Bush and FEMA People across our land Together have come to rebuild us and we join them hand-in-hand!

    The event took place at that year's White House Easter Egg Roll and included roughly 100 children from Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama. President Bush, it seems, wasn't in attendance during the song itself. But he was there earlier, when the First Lady read the book, Will You Be My Friend: A Bunny and Bird Story by Nancy Tafuri, to the children.

    "After the reading," the Wall Street Journal reported at the time, "Mr. Bush asked, 'Did you like this book? Does it tell you about what people can do to help other people, what bird did to help bunny? Be kind to him and give him shelter.'"
    http://blogs.wsj.com/washwire/2006/0...uths-of-babes/

    Quote Originally Posted by April 17, 2006
    To the tune of Hey Look Me Over, about 100 young children from Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama sang:
    [Easter White House]

    Our country’s stood beside us
    People have sent us aid.
    Katrina could not stop us, our hopes will never fade.
    Congress, Bush and FEMA
    People across our land
    Together have come to rebuild us and we join them hand-in-hand!

    After the song, Mrs. Bush posed for photos with the kids, many of whom were wearing Katrina Kids T-shirts, despite the chilly rain.

    Earlier, the First Lady read Will You Be My Friend: A Bunny and Bird Story by Nancy Tafuri. According to a White House pool report, the children sat on the grass as Mrs. Bush read; she sat in a white wrought iron chair, freshly toweled by two Park Service employees.
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    Re: Elementary School Students Taught to Sing Praises of President Obama

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    It will happen again as long as human beings teach. Imperfections are natural,
    When has it happened before now? This is a phenomenon completely alien to the free world. Political indoctrination in public education was once reserved for totalitarian regimes. Like it or not there is currently a cult of personality behind this current administration, and the question is what are they going to do?


    and this is the exact opposite of a big deal. The fact you are making a big deal out of something as trivial as this shows more about you than anything.
    So wait you don't think that the compulsory political indoctrination of children in a public school is a big deal? Tell me when will it become a big deal? Do we have to wait around for it to happen in every school in the country? Do we have to wait until the department of education produces curriculum for students k-12 making praise of dear leader compulsory? Do we have to wait until the NEA is used to produce great statues to our dear leader? Oh wait scratch that last one to late.
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    Re: Elementary School Students Taught to Sing Praises of President Obama

    Once again this was at the White House Easter Egg hunt, it wasn't about a single person, and it wasn't compulsory in a public school setting.

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