Monday, September 7, 2009

Weigh in on Obama's "Back to School" speech

I struggled with whether or not to post this. But after reading it, I chose to share it in case it may change a few minds out there.

Here is the link to the prepared remarks of President Obama tomorrow as he addresses our nation's children.

President Obama's Back to School Speech

The fact that this event is even taking place has caused a great amount of controversy. I urge you to put your political beliefs aside for 10 minutes to read his speech and comment below.

I will say one thing - and I may get slammed for it - but no matter what you think if this man's politics, I bet there are a lot of children out there who will remember this speech as a possible turning point in their lives, from a man who has showed them that "anything is possible".

Again, POLITICAL OPINION ASIDE, the President of the United States is speaking directly to the kids who will one day run this country, and encouraging them to stay in school, to believe in themselves, and to strive to become the best they can be.

As children who have witnessed an enormous amount of historic change in their short lifetimes, who better to hear this from than the President of the United States... whoever it may be.

6 comments:

  1. I was hoping that you would weigh in on this subject. Once again, the President is giving an eloquent speech, brought to children in terms even a 5 yr. old will understand. Why would anyone have doubted anything else? I hope that some teachers will assign this as a homework lesson: listen to the speech with your parents.

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  2. Amy -- Thanks for posting. President Obama was elected, at least in part, because of his extraordinary oratory skills and his ability to paint a compelling vision for the future of our country. Reading the text of his speech makes me believe that he will make an important impact tomorrow with tomorrow's speech as well.

    I fully recognize that there are many people who disagree with the President's views on the economy, health care, etc. However, I find it sad that our country has become so politicized that people would be worried about the President giving a back-to-school pep talk to our country's students. His message of perseverence, responsibility, and hope is something I would hope we could all agree on.

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  3. If this man wasn't single handedly deconstructing every thread of our free market society it would be easy to dismiss this speech as a simple presidential address.

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  4. My thoughts exactly. THanks for posting that.

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  5. Too bad Obama does not agree with what he said in his speech. His policies go in the direction of making more people more dependent on government and less on themselves.

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