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September 25, 2009

More recruits for the Obama Youth Corps

It’s hard to make this stuff up. In which other countries do we have schoolchildren singing the praises of the nation’s leader? Cuba and North Korea come immediately to mind.

I would find this just as creepy if kids had done something similar for Bush or Reagan.

In case you’re wondering what the Burlington, NJ school’s principal thought about this performance, Fox News tells us:
The principal of a New Jersey elementary school where young students were videotaped singing the praises of President Obama is making no apologies for the videotape and says she would allow the performance again if she could, according to parents who spoke with her Thursday night.

Three parents told FOXNews.com that Dr. Denise King, principal of B. Bernice Young Elementary School in Burlington, N.J., defended the controversial performance, which was videotaped and posted on YouTube, when they approached her during a "Back to School" event.

Parent Jim Angelillo said King told him the lesson was merely part of Black History month, and not an attempt to indoctrinate students, as critics have charged. He said he believes teachers have the freedom to express their political views, but not in the classroom.

"Freedom of speech, not freedom to teach," Angelillo told FOXNews.com.

King has long been a fan of Obama, hanging pictures of the president in her school's hallways and touting her trip to his inauguration in the school yearbook.

Included in the full-page yearbook spread were Obama campaign slogans ("Yes we can! Yes we did!") and photos King took in Washington on Jan. 20, when she attended the inauguration.

There also were photos taken at the school depicting students doing Obama-themed activities about their "hopes for the future," featuring posters of Obama. According to the yearbook, students watched the inauguration in class.
9/27 UPDATE: Would these folks on the -- um, earnest -- Left show the same indifference to (or admiration for) a Bush/Reagan anthem? Rhetorical question.

1 comment:

Scott Ball said...

I'm glad that people are celebrating the fact that a black man has become President. That's is a good thing. Too bad people are going too far and celebrating the goodness of a far left-wing kook. Creepy is the right word for this. It's a little scary too.