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    Re: School Kids Chant: "I Am An Obama Scholar"

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    Also you must realize that Obama is a hero among the African American community.
    He ain't my hero!!! Be careful with the generalizations.
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    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: School Kids Chant: "I Am An Obama Scholar"

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    But, where do we draw the line?

    It's the job of the education system to teach kids how to think, not what to think.
    You hit the nail on the head. This isn't about paranoid or denial, or Obama even. This is about what's being taught in schools and how children are being taught WHAT to think instead of how to think for themselves. THAT's the danger here and why I previously made disparaging comments about parents not being involved enough in their kids educations and allowing such things to occur - AND - why alternatives for parents need to be made available so when some parents do not want their kids to chant such things, they can pull their kid out of that school and put them somewhere else. Simple.
    I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on whats being proposed here, hed agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute. - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.


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    Re: School Kids Chant: "I Am An Obama Scholar"

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Actually, since I have added more to the actual discussion than you, I think you might want to re-examine things.
    I'm sure you feel that way looking through your trolling lense but it's not true.

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    Re: School Kids Chant: "I Am An Obama Scholar"

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    They can do whatever the hell they want.
    Good. I'll remember you said that next time the topic of Texas changing its curriculum comes up.

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    Re: School Kids Chant: "I Am An Obama Scholar"

    Saw a license plate today. "Obama09" on a range rover. I loled.
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    Re: School Kids Chant: "I Am An Obama Scholar"

    At one point during the incantation the teacher asks the students to repeat the phrase "I am an Obama scholar."
    See, that's the only part of it I don't like. Public school indoctrination is going to create the next generation of welfare losers.

    Enjoy community college.

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    Re: School Kids Chant: "I Am An Obama Scholar"

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    You hit the nail on the head. This isn't about paranoid or denial, or Obama even. This is about what's being taught in schools and how children are being taught WHAT to think instead of how to think for themselves. THAT's the danger here and why I previously made disparaging comments about parents not being involved enough in their kids educations and allowing such things to occur - AND - why alternatives for parents need to be made available so when some parents do not want their kids to chant such things, they can pull their kid out of that school and put them somewhere else. Simple.
    And what are they being taught to think in this case?

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    Re: School Kids Chant: "I Am An Obama Scholar"

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    And what are they being taught to think in this case?
    I think that considering we are a democracy where there is choice as to what idealogy one wants to support, it does kinda impress and indoctrinate young minds to a singular idealogy when they are made to chant and exalt a political leader. There are so many apolitical people that could have revered in such a way that might not spark so much protest from outsiders looking in.

    I admit that I am somewhat inflamed and my concern is raised by situations like this. And it would be one thing if this were isolated but it's not.

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    Re: School Kids Chant: "I Am An Obama Scholar"

    I remember chanting in elementary school that if Humphrey can't do it, Wallace can. Was this indoctrination? What's new here?

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    Re: School Kids Chant: "I Am An Obama Scholar"

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    I remember chanting in elementary school that if Humphrey can't do it, Wallace can. Was this indoctrination? What's new here?
    Yes, that is indoctrination.

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