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

    Quote Originally Posted by talloulou View Post
    I think it's weird and cheesy but not in any Hail Hitler type of way. It's more like there is finally a hero of sorts for blacks to look up to and there hasn't been such a famous successful black leader in quite some time. He is the first black president and so it's likely they'll be all kinds of tributes to him wanted or not, appropriate or not.

    Similar to the crappy songs kids sing about Martin Luther King during black history month

    Preschool Martin Luther King Songs and Music

    I was reading a thing on Media Matters today about this vid, it was originally posted back in June, and it was from Black History month last February, according to the posting.

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

    Here's some irony - follow my logic:

    1. Would most of you agree that only someone with moderate to liberal views would be passionate enough to praise Obama by pushing such lyrics on these children?
    2. Those who are most likely to oppose the expression of religious views in public schools usually tend to exhibit moderate to very liberal political views. Right?
    3. Some of the lyrics in the song in question are taken from a hymn about Jesus and are used to praise Obama in place of Jesus.
    4. Last time I checked, Jesus had something to do with religion.
    5. Therefore, it is highly probable that teachers and/or administrators with moderate to very liberal political views taught the religion of Obama to a bunch of unsuspecting kids.
    6. I guess that one's view of the validity of teaching religion in public schools can be modified by which god one prays to!
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    Re: Elementary School Students Taught to Sing Praises of President Obama

    Quote Originally Posted by Agent Ferris View Post
    Never claimed that he was responsible. However, I do see that the left in general is completely responsible for this cult of personality.
    Why is the left in general responsible for the actions of a minority of nutcases? It's not as if the left in general advocates this nonsense.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by rebelbuc View Post
    Here's some irony - follow my logic:

    1. Would most of you agree that only someone with moderate to liberal views would be passionate enough to praise Obama by pushing such lyrics on these children?
    2. Those who are most likely to oppose the expression of religious views in public schools usually tend to exhibit moderate to very liberal political views. Right?
    3. Some of the lyrics in the song in question are taken from a hymn about Jesus and are used to praise Obama in place of Jesus.
    4. Last time I checked, Jesus had something to do with religion.
    5. Therefore, it is highly probable that teachers and/or administrators with moderate to very liberal political views taught the religion of Obama to a bunch of unsuspecting kids.
    6. I guess that one's view of the validity of teaching religion in public schools can be modified by which god one prays to!
    I personally could care less what their motivation was for making these kids sing this crap. They deserve to lose their jobs.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Dr_Patrick View Post
    Why is the left in general responsible for the actions of a minority of nutcases? It's not as if the left in general advocates this nonsense.
    Its the circle of political stupidity. Find the worst case scenario from the opposing side from your views, paint them as the "norm" and let those crazy peoples shouting, and disruptive behavior take care of the rest.
    I mean, its not as if people aren't trying to infer relationships between Glen Beck and a census workers murder lately either. That is why it is a circle.
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    Re: Elementary School Students Taught to Sing Praises of President Obama

    Quote Originally Posted by jackalope View Post
    I was reading a thing on Media Matters today about this vid, it was originally posted back in June, and it was from Black History month last February, according to the posting.
    So I guess that makes it allright then huh? But if what Media Matters is saying is true then why is the superintendent for the school district making claims about singing praises to Washington as well?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by WI Crippler View Post
    Its the circle of political stupidity. Find the worst case scenario from the opposing side from your views, paint them as the "norm" and let those crazy peoples shouting, and disruptive behavior take care of the rest.
    I mean, its not as if people aren't trying to infer relationships between Glen Beck and a census workers murder lately either. That is why it is a circle.

    I hate that these little kids are in the center of a blog crusade. Who started this? I don't understand why whatever concerns someone had about this song didn't stay at the local school level. These are little kids.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Agent Ferris View Post
    So I guess that makes it allright then huh? But if what Media Matters is saying is true then why is the superintendent for the school district making claims about singing praises to Washington as well?
    I don't know. What is the superintendent saying?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by rebelbuc View Post
    Here's some irony - follow my logic:

    1. Would most of you agree that only someone with moderate to liberal views would be passionate enough to praise Obama by pushing such lyrics on these children?
    No, because I reject the theft of the term 'liberal' by the modern statists. A liberal is a person who values liberty above all else. One cannot logically (or at least rationally) value freedom and support this administration. The encroachment of government on the lives of the individual is as much a detriment to individual freedom now as it was in 1775.

    But yes, I agree that it is downright silly that people who go crazy at the thought that a child might hear about God in school also support the idolization of Obama.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    Except in those two cases of NK and Nazi Germany, the leaders of those countries forced people to praise them.

    This was the work of teachers, not Obama.

    And yes, I think this deserves an investigation and I don't think it would be going too far to suspend or even possibly terminate the jobs of the administrators involved.

    They tried to excuse it by saying they sang songs with Lincoln's and George Washington's name, but they had to have known it would have caused problems to use Obama's name and accomplishments in this fashion.

    You can celebrate black history month without having the children singing praises about Obama.
    Interesting take. I disagree with it, but interesting nonetheless.

    Look, love him or hate him but the man is this nation's first black president. I don't think anyone should be fired over celebrating that accomplishment. This only looks bad because the songs were discovered in the wake of the President's openning day speech to school children. There's nothing sinister about this song. The lyrics are cheesy, but I find nothing harmful or "indoctrinatory" about it. I mean, the words don't proclaim him to be master of the universe or make such statements as ushering in a new world order. It simply speaks of being proud of this nation and of its president. Nothing more, nothing less.

    (Sidenote: I can't view the video from work. So, I don't know if it came out during Black History Month or not. If it did, I'd say the timing of it was appropriate. If not, I'd say the teacher had way too much time on her hands and needs to re-do her lesson plan.)
    Quote Originally Posted by jackalope View Post
    I was reading a thing on Media Matters today about this vid, it was originally posted back in June, and it was from Black History month last February, according to the posting.
    Nevermind....
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