Tyrant in the Classroom – Guest Post
September 7, 2009 by admncc
Here at The Constant Complainer, in addition to my own posts, readers can submit Guest Posts on topics they’d like to complain about. Now with that being said – like him or hate him, Neo Con Don is back. That’s right; Don submitted the below-Guest Post. His complaint is the special school broadcast planned for Tuesday. Normally for a political post, I’d encourage readers to either engage and comment or choose another post to read (if politics isn’t your thing). But in this case, even if you don’t like to talk politics, you may be a parent and you may have something to say about this. So, if politics or the speech tomorrow is on your mind, enjoy and without further adieu, here’s Don…
On September 8th, the tyrant in the White House has asked every public school to broadcast a special message he wants to give to every school age student in the country. Before I go into why I agree or disagree with the appropriateness of the president’s game plan, I think it’s important for me to establish the premise of my opinions of him.
First, I believe that the president is a fascist. He has an admitted communist serving as one of his czars, and other progressives embedded in his administration that serve directly to the president and have no congressional oversight. I would not allow my children to be in the same room the man.
But, this is not the first time a president has made an address to schoolchildren. President Reagan did it in 1986 and H.W. Bush did it in 1991. So not only is there a precedent for this, it was done by a conservative and a moderate. Everyone would agree that their messages were appropriate, and were likely used for political gain. Based on Obama’s plummeting poll numbers, he needs this for two reasons. First, if he can give a speech based in conservative ideas, he’ll likely win back some of the independents that he lost and will be able to give his unconstitutional national health care plan some life again. Second, there is an entire group of new voters coming out of high school, and nothing gets young people excited about voting than solid conservative ideas. During the campaign, Obama’s numbers were highest when he acted like a conservative. Still, this speech is a political mistake.
I think that the reaction coming out of the right is a little over exaggerated. He doesn’t have the political capital to give a left wing progressive indoctrination speech, and he probably never will again. His toadies will keep doing it for him, and that agenda will keep getting rammed down our throats. In the mean time however, it’s important for parents to use this particular political mistake as an opportunity to teach your children about political liberal and progressive lies. Let them watch the speech, and discuss it with them when they get home. Explain to them that he has surrounded himself with some very questionable people. Compare what he says to that of his voting and speech record. My guess is you could explain to a child that if you say one thing and do another, you are lying, misbehaving, or both.
We live in a country where our founding documents protect us from the gov’t. The cruelties of liberalism and progressivism will never be able to succeed under those circumstances. Socialism and communism can encroach on our liberties, but we’ve always had the ability to reset ourselves and get back to our constitutional principles. The late great Milton Friedman told us that socialism could succeed in this country if it weren’t for the inefficient socialist bureaucrats running it. This latest attempt for political gain is a mistake, and I’m giggling. I love watching him fail. When he fails, America wins! I can’t wait for September 8th…comrades.