Wednesday, September 9, 2009

School District Bans Obama's Speech, But Buses Kids To Speech by George W. Bush

If you didn't already realize that the people protesting Obama's speech to students were very hypocritical, then here's a prime example of what I mean. The Arlington Independent School District in Texas refused to show Obama's speech because so many parents were throwing hissy fits over how they thought a speech about working hard and staying in school would really spark a socialist revolution. Nonetheless, the school district is going to be busing students to another site on September 21 to hear a speech from former President George W. Bush.

So let's get this straight, the school says Obama's speech can't be viewed even though it's being livestreamed to kids all over the nation, but it's okay to bus kids to bus children to hear from President Bush. That simply is illogical and, according to MSNBC's website, it appears as though I'm not the only one who's has some major concerns about the differences in policies.
Dwight McKissic Sr., the senior pastor of Arlington's Cornerstone Baptist Church, said he's concerned about the district's decision to not broadcast Obama's message while transporting students to hear a message from Bush.

"I do not understand the duplicity in this situation," McKissic said in a news release from the church. "I believe the students and the public deserve and need to have these differences explained."
Essentially what the school district is doing is leading kids to believe that Obama is an evil man who cannot be trusted to talk to children. This was already the case with so many of the districts who banned students from watching the address, but the Arlington School District has made it clear what's really going on. The right wing wants to teach it's children that Obama = the devil while Republican leaders = absolute angels. That is rather disturbing.

3 comments:

  1. Sounds fair to me.

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  2. The real issue is the hypocracy of all this. You can hear people screaming about how this speech was suppose to be an "indoctrination" or "brainwashing" from President Obama. Did we hear any of those nimrods after the speech? NO! Because they would never admit they were wrong. If you are going to not allow a President to speak, make it ALL Presidents, or let them all talk, period. Quit letting these school districts take my tax money to be racists and bigots. Show every President or show none. Just another positive for the idea of homeschooling.

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