January 13, 2011 -
New guidelines would make school lunches healthier- Perhaps
this will have the unintended consequence of teaching children to resent
government intrusion in their lives. Will they become a generation
which quietly accepts a nanny state, or fights vigorously to resist it?
December 13, 2010 -
Obama: Nutrition bill vital to children's future - Feeding the
unions. Who do you suppose is going to serve those
additional 20 million after school dinners? How are cash-strapped school
districts going to pay for this without becoming even more reliant on
federal funding - and other unfunded mandates? Note that this also has
the pernicious effect of reducing the personal responsibility of parents
for the care of their own children. It's the big government
October 12, 2010 -
School cafeterias to try psychology in lunch line - So, is it OK
for the federal government to be spending $2 million on an experiment to
test whether they can use psychological methods to trick your children
into eating more healthy food at the school cafeteria? Are you OK
with this sort of federal propaganda in your schools? Do you want
your kids to be programmed by federal bureaucrats who think they know
what is best for everybody? Call your members of Congress and tell
them to cut off all funding for this Department of Agriculture program,
and anything else like it.
September 24, 2010 -
Global public education bailout introduced-
- This progressive initiative for global education has actually been
floating around for several years. It doesn't seem likely to gain
traction in the current economic and political environment, but that
doesn't mean the framework isn't being developed to push this agenda
forward in other ways. The House bill was introduced and referred
to committee again in April 2010, but the Senate version was just
introduced on September 16, 2010 and referred to the Committee on
Various blogs have been pushing the EFA Act of 2010
recently, as has the
April 21, 2010 -
Education for All Act wants universal education back on track
- Christian Science Monitor article notes no specific funding target,
but that this creates a global framework through the World Bank or a
new "Global Fund for Education" consistent with a $2 billion
campaign pledge by Obama back in 2008
Regardless of good intentions to encourage elementary
education worldwide, the net effect is to create a global bureaucracy
which will help to establish and fund national education policies,
thereby providing a channel for national and global rather than local
control of education. This is completely contrary to the model of
local community-based education development as explained in the
popular book "Three
Cups of Tea". On the contrary, it is far more consistent with
the creeping tyranny and indoctrination imposed through the many
Saudi-funded madrassas in Pakistan. In effect, it creates a global
top-down power and funding hierarchy, rather than respect for
individuals. That may be great for government grant-seekers,
consultants, and bureaucrats or the growth of unions, but not for the
children or the development of free societies of responsible
September 23, 2010 -
Nanny state goes to college- a regulatory strategy to expand
federal control over higher education and eliminate for-profit colleges?
Watch the other hand ... while attention is elsewhere.
For those who have forgotten Chicago education history,
here's a WSJ column from two years ago.
September 16, 2010 -
Obama to announce expansion of education campaign
- launching the "Change the Equation" initiative with corporate
political cover. Watch as companies which rely heavily on
government contracts choose to support this initiative, just by pure
September 13, 2010 -
Obama to students: Work hard, focus on education- He's back in
your schools again, pushing his federal education agenda and programs
such as "Race to the Top". Note the related movie release of
"Waiting for Superman" coming to theaters near you, as reported below a
few weeks ago.
They're launching a new video about education - produced by the people
who brought us "An Inconvenient Truth". They just did the preview
in Chicago, and it will launch later in September. Watch for "Waiting
read the speech on the White House website. After the
controversy, this carefully edited speech may suggest that this was all
a silly partisan fuss over nothing, but there's a larger context
of growing federal control over education, plus the online social
networking of kids and parents. This can support the Obama
education agenda by building up a direct channel to encourage such
families to lobby members of Congress, governors, and state and local
officials for their "rights".
Education is vitally important. Who can
dispute the President saying that? This "straw man" tactic
distracted his critics from the "Get Schooled" launch the same day -
with Obama support.
That is somewhat like what
Organizing for America was set up
to do at the DNC, but this builds up a channel for activist Obama
supporters to reach out directly to many kids and parents at any
time. This is about more than Obama giving a simple
inspirational message of encouragement to all kids. It uses the
power of the White House to reach directly into every classroom and
household in America.
This is not an isolated
speech to offer harmless encouragement. This builds a
channel to drive student and parent activism for pushing the education
"rights" agenda forward this fall. The Get Schooled site
encourages the lobbying of governors (many of whom are up
for election in 2010) - but says nothing about lobbying
big city mayors with perpetually failing school districts.
If you followed the Van Jones story (see
Glenn Beck), wait until they establish this
social networking channel for radicals to have direct contact with any
impressionable kids and parents in America. This isn't about
staying in school and studying hard. This is the community organizer in
chief building up a channel for his activist friends to reach into every
classroom and household in America by abuse of White House power.
Take a look at the letter
of August 26 below, as previously posted on the
US Department of Education website, from Secretary of Education Arne
Duncan. This letter was sent directly to all school administrators - but
there was no related press release by the Department or the White House,
nor was there any reference to this initiative yet on the White House
website. The Department has doled out a lot of stimulus
money to schools in recent months, so who would dare to ignore such a
To find this, you had to go to the page
for school administrators on the Department of Education website - not
the pages for parents or teachers, or the home or news pages, where
there was no mention of it.
About Viacom- from a recent press release (CEO speaking 9/16 at
a Goldman Sachs media event)
Viacom, consisting of BET Networks, MTV Networks and Paramount Pictures,
is the world's leading entertainment content company. It engages
audiences on television, motion picture and digital platforms through
many of the world's best-known entertainment brands, including MTV, VH1,
CMT, Logo, Nickelodeon, Nick at Nite, Noggin, COMEDY CENTRAL, Spike TV,
TV Land, BET, Rock Band, AddictingGames, Atom, Neopets, Shockwave and
Paramount Pictures. Viacom's global reach includes approximately 170
channels and 400 online properties in 163 countries and territories.
For more information about Viacom and its businesses, visit
Do you trust the Obama White House to
guide the education and goals in life of your children?
July 29, 2010 -
Obama defends education policies to critics- Race to the Top
program defended in speech to the National Urban League, touting the
fact that 32 states have been pushed into changing their education laws
to comply with the Obama agenda in order to compete for funds.
July 15, 2010 -
House bill would make school lunches healthier - By what
far-fetched interpretation of the Constitution does the federal
government, through the Department of Agriculture, have any authority to
tell local school districts what food must be served to kids in school?
June 23, 2010 -
31 states combine to create new academic tests - Setting
national high school testing standards to be more consistent with
international ones? Once again, the federal education bureaucracy
is starting to intrude on state policies through the power of taxes and
March 28, 2010 -
Obama: Loan changes overcome 'politics of moment'- This creates
enduring college student dependency on the federal government. It also
provides a way out of debt by doing the bidding of the government for a
number of years. That is clearly intended to appeal to a younger
generation trained to expect benefits from government as a matter of
"social justice" entitlements rather than from their own efforts.
Support the Hillsdale College alternative. Reject all federal funding of
education, at any level. Stand up for liberty - especially in education.
March 12, 2010 -
Texas ed board adopts social studies standards - Comment:
Don't mess with Texas history. Liberals may still rule over the
school curriculum in many states, but there is still hope that states
won't be bought out to support the federal education agenda of the Obama
February 22, 2010 -
Obama prods states to raise academic standards - Comment: Why
don't the governors prod Obama to stay out of their business? What
has Obama done to demonstrate that he is capable of telling every school
district in the country how to run their own schools better, even if we
were to accept the premise that it is not unconstitutional for the
federal government to even meddle in this? He has been pushing his
education agenda at the states since before
September by dangling a lot of money in front of them at a time of
tight budgets. Will governors now do anything for money?
February 17, 2010 -
Is America Listening To Its Teachers? - Comment: If so many
teachers feel that their views are not being heard in the debate about
education, as this MetLife survey of teachers suggests, did anybody ask
whether that includes not being heard by their union leaders?
Did anybody ask whether the union efforts to move the
focus of the debate to Washington DC, and to push initiatives through
the Dept of Education into all states, has contributed to that
disconnect between those engaged in the "debate" and what works in
Did anybody survey the parents or students about their perceptions of
what would work better? After all, who do the schools serve? Are they
there to do what the teachers think is best? That would be like a
company producing whatever the employees think is a good idea, whether
or not there is a market for it, at the expense of the government. Sure
sounds like a liberal progressive elitist approach to me by those who
think that we the people are too stupid to know what is good for us.
January 19. 2010 -
Obama to seek $1.35 billion more for education - Comment:
Even more money is being pushed into the Obama "Race to the Top"
education agenda to control local schools and coerce states which need
money into changing their laws to comply with his plans. The drive
for statist control of education goes on.
October 25, 2009 -
AP - THE INFLUENCE GAME: Bill Gates sways govt dollars - Comment:
As with the Annenberg Project in Chicago, philanthropists with good
intentions can expand the ability of politicians to impose changes by
providing both money and political cover for their actions.
Whether those changes will eventually prove to be good or bad may be
open to debate, but it is a slippery slope for private foundations to
try to use government power and influence to impose their own ideas.
Since apologists brought up the fact that
Ronald Reagan also sometimes visited schools ...
a look at the difference in
what President Reagan said during this 1987 school visit. Once
again, this was a typical photo op visit to one school by invitation -
not a sudden intrusion into every school in America. Note the
closing line of his presentation to a sixth grade civics class in
The President. When you're studying these
particular things, this particular course, remember how important it is.
Because Thomas Jefferson—you all know who he was back in our
history—Thomas Jefferson said: "If the people have all the facts and
know the truth, the people will never make a mistake."
Thank you all very much.
"Prior to his remarks, the President and Secretary
of Education William J. Bennett listened to a classroom discussion on
the Constitution's separation of powers."
Here's the text from September 1, 2009
- before it was hastily removed after some criticism.
Secretary Arne Duncan to School Principals
August 26, 2009
Please note that the time of this speech has changed to 12:00 noon
eastern standard time.
In a recent interview with student reporter, Damon Weaver, President
Obama announced that on September 8 — the first day of school for many
children across America — he will deliver a national address directly to
students on the importance of education. The President will challenge
students to work hard, set educational goals, and take responsibility
for their learning. He will also call for a shared responsibility and
commitment on the part of students, parents and educators to ensure that
every child in every school receives the best education possible so they
can compete in the global economy for good jobs and live rewarding and
productive lives as American citizens.
Since taking office, the President has repeatedly focused on education,
even as the country faces two wars, the worst economic crisis since the
Great Depression and major challenges on issues like energy and health
care. The President believes that education is a critical part of
building a new foundation for the American economy. Educated people are
more active civically and better informed on issues affecting their
lives, their families and their futures.
This is the first time an American president has spoken directly to the
nation's school children about persisting and succeeding in school. We
encourage you to use this historic moment to help your students get
focused and begin the school year strong. I encourage you, your
teachers, and students to join me in watching the President deliver this
address on Tuesday, September 8, 2009. It will be broadcast live on the
White House website www.whitehouse.gov 12:00 noon eastern standard time.
In advance of this address, we would like to share the following
resources: a menu of classroom activities for students in grades preK-6
and for students in grades 7-12. These are ideas developed by and for
teachers to help engage students and stimulate discussion on the
importance of education in their lives. We are also staging a student
video contest on education. Details of the video contest will be
available on our website www.ed.gov in the coming weeks.
On behalf of all Americans, I want to thank our educators who do
society's most important work by preparing our children for work and for
life. No other task is more critical to our economic future and our
social progress. I look forward to working with you in the months and
years ahead to continue improving the quality of public education we
provide all of our children.
Revised content September 3 - after
criticism on talk radio, in the news media, and online
revised instructions to teachers, mainly for
the video competition to be for ages 13 and up. In case these go through further
revisions as criticism spreads, this provides a record of their
intentions. The message is still a subtle implication that federal
bureaucrats and the White House lead on education, rather than local
Note the added reference at the
end to the Get Schooled launch,with plausible deniability of
any direct White House control over this initiative for legal purposes..
LEAD & MANAGE MY SCHOOL
President Barack Obama to Make Historic Speech to America’s Students
C-SPAN and White House Web Site to Broadcast Speech Live
Please note speech scheduled one hour earlier to Noon Eastern Time
On September 8, 2009, history will be made. Will you be a part of it?
At 12:00 p.m., Eastern Time (ET), President Barack Obama will deliver a
national address to the students of America. (Please note that this is a
change from the originally scheduled time.) During this special address,
the president will speak directly to the nation’s children and youth
about persisting and succeeding in school. The president will challenge
students to work hard, set educational goals, and take responsibility
for their learning.
The U.S. Department of Education encourages students of all ages,
teachers, and administrators to participate in this historic moment by
watching the president deliver the address, which will be broadcast live
on the White House Web site (http://www.whitehouse.gov/live/) and on
C-SPAN at 12:00 p.m., ET. We also encourage educators to use this moment
to help students get focused and inspired to begin the new academic
year. The Department of Education offers educators a menu of classroom
activities—created by its teachers-in-residence, the Teaching Ambassador
Fellows—to help engage students in the address and stimulate classroom
discussions about the importance of education.
To learn more, please see the following:
Frequently Asked Questions
Classroom Activities (Pre-K – 6)
PDF (115K) | MS Word (119K)
Classroom Activities (7 – 12)
PDF (170K) | MS Word (184K)
To further encourage student engagement, the U.S.
Department of Education is launching the "I Am What I Learn" video
contest. On September 8, we will ask students to respond to the
president’s challenge by creating videos, up to two minutes in length,
describing the steps they will take to improve their education and the
role education will play in fulfilling their dreams.
Please encourage all students age 13 and older to create and upload
their videos to YouTube by October 8. Submissions can be in the form of
video blogs, public service announcements (PSAs), music videos, or
documentaries. Students are encouraged to have fun and be creative with
this project! The general public will then vote on their favorites to
determine the top 20 finalists. These 20 videos will be reviewed by a
panel of judges including U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan. The
panel will choose three winners, each of whom will receive a $1,000 cash
Starting this Friday, you can visit www.ed.gov/iamwhatilearn to find out
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
1. When will the president deliver his address?
President Obama will speak to the students of America at 12:00 p.m., ET
on Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2009. (Note that this is a change from the time
2. How can I watch the president's address to students?
Viewers may watch the address via the Internet by visiting the White
House Web site, at http://www.whitehouse.gov/live/, where the address
will be streamed live.
C-SPAN, the cable public affairs network, will cover the president's
speech live on its C-SPAN television channel and provide live streaming
video online at C-SPAN.org. The speech also will be aired live on C-SPAN
Radio (90.1 FM in Washington, D.C., and channel 132 on XM Satellite
White House television will make the address available via satellite for
access by local broadcast outlets and school districts. The satellite
feed will be live for testing and calibration beginning at 11am ET on
September 8th using the following coordinates:
Galaxy 28/Transponder 17, Slot C (9 MHz)
Uplink Frequency 14344.5 Horizontal
Downlink Frequency 12044.5 Vertical
For updates related to the president's speech, please visit http://www.whitehouse.gov/mediaresources/
3. What is the duration of the president’s address?
The president is scheduled to speak for 15 – 20 minutes. The U.S.
Department of Education provides resources for educators who may choose
to use the president’s address as a teachable moment. Two menus of
classroom activities, one for students in grades Pre-K – 6, and another
for students in grades 7 – 12, may be found here:
Classroom Activities (Pre-K – 6)
PDF (115K) | MS Word (119K)
Classroom Activities (7 – 12)
PDF (170K) | MS Word (184K)
4. Does the White House Web site have the capacity to host all of the
potential live viewers for this event?
The White House Web site is equipped with the appropriate amount of
bandwidth to accommodate a large viewership.
Will the address be available in some form after the original broadcast
date and time?
Downloadable video of the speech will be made available at http://www.whitehouse.gov/mediaresources/
as well as on www.ed.gov. C-SPAN.org will provide archived and
"on-demand" viewing options.
6. Will the address include captioning for deaf and hard-of-hearing
The live address broadcast on C-SPAN will include captioning.
7. Is the "Get Schooled" television event in the evening on Sept. 8
hosted by the Viacom network and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
connected to the president’s speech?
While the U.S. Department of Education is a partner in this effort, the
president’s noontime address is a separate event. Get Schooled is a
five-year national platform developed by Viacom and the Bill and Melinda
Gates Foundation that connects, inspires, and mobilizes people to find
effective solutions to education challenges. The initiative provides
resources, information, and creative programming aimed at engaging a
range of audiences in an effort to address America's education crisis. A
television event, Get Schooled: You Have the Right, formally kicks off
the "Get Schooled" initiative at 8:00 p.m., ET on Sept. 8.
Call your members of
Congress and ask them to object and investigate
this. Tell your PTO, friends, and neighbors about it. Talk
to your teachers and principals. Tell your local school board
members that they should not tolerate this federal political intrusion
into local school curriculum, regardless of any alleged good intentions
to encourage the children.
Obama can post whatever message of encouragement he
wants on the White House or Department of Education or other websites - and parents can decide whether to
show it to their kids and discuss it as appropriate. Schools
should not give him this direct, unchallenged reach to influence the
trusting children of every household in America, regardless of any
Once again, this initiative
coincides with with a TV event on the evening of September 8 to kick off the "Get
Schooled: You Have the Right" program. Pay
attention to where that initiative is leading - including the social
networking links ("Get
Schooled" on Facebook and on
Twitter) to organize children
and parents nationally and
communicate directly through those private channels.
responses by US Senators or Representatives to the controversy
Note that Congress is in recess until 2pm ET on
September 8 - shortly after Obama's speech.
September 4, 2009 - Charlie Dent, US Representative (R ) PA 15th
District - "inappropriate",
uninvited, "disappointed", glad that the teacher handouts have been
revised; parents should talk to their schools
September 3, 2009 - John Kline, US Representative (R) MN 2nd
requests public release of President Obama's remarks to school
children as the senior Republican on the Education and Labor Committee -
joined by House Republican Policy Committee Chairman Thaddeus
Here is a copy of the September 2 letter they sent to President
Obama to express their concerns.
September 8, 2009 - Washington Post -
Ex-Council Member to Lead Protest of D.C. School Voucher Cuts -
Comment: Did anyone forget that Obama killed off this successful
school voucher program, which largely helped minority kids in one of the
worst public school districts - Washington DC? His former Senate
colleague Dick Durbin (D-IL) led the move to quickly end the program
earlier this year.
September 8, 2009 -
Ed Sec'y Duncan bemoans 30 percent dropout rate - Comment:
Why not discuss how the dropout rate varies across the country, and why
it is worst in big cities where progressive leaders have been in charge
for decades? Higher spending hasn't solved the problem, so why is
the focus on lobbying governors rather than local responsibility and
accountability for results.
September 7, 2009 -
Obama exhorts kids to pay attention in school - Comment: The
text of the speech is finally available on the White House website
today. Following all the criticism, it may seem to be fairly
harmless, but don't be suckered like many in the media. Look into
"Get Schooled", and how it leads into
Facebook and Twitter social networking for direct, uncontrolled reach to
kids across America - including pressure on governors (in a major
election year) to support the Obama education agenda.
updated version of the same story later in the evening (to clear out
critical comments posted earlier)
September 7, 2009 -
AP Analysis: Furor over speech typifies polarization - Comment:
Once again, the AP is buying into the White House spin that this is all
just silly partisanship by Republicans who are obsessed with saying no
to everything Obama does. He's playing the victim card again as a
"straw man" distraction - wouldn't everybody want the President to
encourage kids to stay in school? How can Republicans be so
unreasonable as to oppose this? Then, look into
"Get Schooled" to see how this community
organizer in chief is consolidating his political reach to kids and
parents by building up a social networking channel for supporters of his
agenda to communicate.
updated version of the same story later in the evening (to clear out
critical comments posted earlier)
September 4, 2009 -
Obama speech to students: Is flap a sign of polarized times? -
Comment: This reasonably balanced report in the Christian
Science Monitor still misses the basic point that this was an
unprecedented attempt to directly reach impressionable children in every
classroom in America. No matter how innocent the final message may
appear to be, it's not just about the lesson plan that was proposed to
go with the speech. This is an abuse of power and interference in
local school control.
September 4, 2009 - further Fox News coverage of the controversy,
and how the White House has been quickly changing the plans. They
will now make the text of the speech available on September 7 at noon.
Normally, speech texts are only released to news media on the day of the
event - so parents would not have even known about the speech in
advance, much less the content.
September 4, 2009 - Fox News coverage of "in-artfully worded"
instructions to teachers, and how that has now been changed in response
September 3, 2009 - Fox News - Classroom Controversy - Tony Perkins
and Juan Williams review the controversy with Megyn Kelly on America's
Newsroom. The examples of George H.W. Bush and Ronald Reagan
talking to kids are totally different than direct webcast broadcasts to
every child in school.
Michelle Malkin - August 27, 2009 -
Meet Obama's newest Census collectors: your kids!No
illegal alien left behind. Note the UNESCO story on the same page,
if you thought federal interference in local school curriculum was the
limit of the problem. The environmentalist / global warming crowd
is also pushing their agenda into schools. Pay attention to the
curriculum and textbooks for your kids.
February 17, 2009 - Obama wants stimulus to transform schools -
Comment: The next bite of the apple - to make local school districts
even more reliant on federal funding, oversight, and meddling.
That shifts power away from local school districts to union lobbyists in
Washington and state capitals. It gives the new Secretary of
Education (from Chicago) billions of dollars and few strings on how to
should be no secret to any visitor to this website that SurgeUSA is not
a big fan of either Barack Obama or the Democratic leadership in
Congress. That, however, is not relevant to this debate.
This initiative would be just as objectionable if it were done by a
local mayor, governor, Senator, Representative, or any prior US
President in the proposed manner. It is just more offensive
because it seems to encourage students to develop an emotional bond with
Barack Obama by further study of his life and political speeches.
Children should not be exposed directly to unchallenged and unscreened
content of this nature in the classroom, where the teachers already have
a planned curriculum.
It also seems to lead into
a social networking initiative to organize students and parents across
the country to lobby their governors on behalf of Obama's education
agenda under the guise of an independent initiative launching the same
day, "Get Schooled: You Have The Right". Since many governors are
up for election in 2010, this tactic is even more suspicious than at any
Note, for example, that the teacher instructions
encouraged them to have students read books about Barack Obama,
and to study and quote from his speeches. There is
nothing about studying American history, our Constitution, former
presidents, our system of government, capitalism, or the limited role of
the federal government in education, which is supposed to be
locally controlled. It's all about being personally
inspired by Barack Obama. It's all about creating an emotional connection between our children and Obama - which
is exactly why this is manipulative propaganda,
regardless of how innocuous his overt message to students may seem to be
after final editing in response to critics.
transparent objective is for kids to "Get Schooled" to help push his
education agenda this year by learning more about his proposals and such
things as helping to promote an "Education Bill of Rights"..
Here's a suggestion for their video competition - "I
pledge allegiance to my benevolent leader Obama, whose life story has
inspired me to serve his vision
for changing the world through more government programs and community activism,
and to avoid a greedy, evil career for profit in business" Would
that win the prize for learning the new ABC's in school (Adore Barack
Constantly)? Are we there yet?
Then take a look at this story about what is being
done at the National Endowment for the Arts to encourage artists to help
Obama push his agenda. This is progressive liberal propaganda.
Watch for Glenn Beck's program on September 8 on
this topic. Maybe that's why the
National Endowment for the Arts got more funding despite this recession
- along with a big discretionary budget increase for Arne Duncan to
control at the Department of Education. Surely that wouldn't
influence school administrators to do what he says at a time when state
and local budgets are so tight. All to promote better education,
of course. Does anybody remember Obama's history on the board of
the Annenburg Challenge project in Chicago. Do any parents
remember or worry about
the William Ayers approach to childhood education? This is
about money and political power.
Under the guise of encouraging kids to stay in school
and study hard, this is an unprecedented direct reach by the federal
government to try to influence every child in every household in America, as Duncan even
admits in his letter. It should stay unprecedented!
This is outrageous indoctrination, no matter how benign the eventual
message may seem to be after facing criticism. It should not be accepted by
school administrators. All parents should tell them and the
teachers to refuse to comply. If they don't, then September
8 should be the day when no child is left behind at school. Keep
them at home.
administrators and teachers welcome and trust their local mayors or
governors to make such an address to all students without any prior review
of the content, and ask their students to write down how they can be of "help"
to those officials? Yes, prior Presidents have recorded
messages encouraging kids to stay in school, or to not use drugs, and
former Presidents and First Ladies have staged school visits as media
events to reinforce the idea that they regard education as very
That is very different than this sort
of live event. This sets a precedent for the direct, unchallenged
communication of any White House message to our children, without prior
review by the schools or any parental control. If this had gone
ahead as originally scheduled, most parents would probably have learned
about it on the evening of September 8 when their kids came home from
school and told them about it. There had been no press release
about it by the Department of Education or the White House.
think all this is crazy? Practice your German (with the subtitles) and
learn to applaud on cue with this video clip, "What Obama Wants". This
video was in response to another video, "The Obama Deception", which has
already attracted millions of YouTube viewers. Wake up, America.
This is dangerous. Even if you don't believe some of the crazy
conspiracy theorists behind videos such as these, the basic point is valid.
The era of big government is back with a vengeance, and it is up to us to
stop it - including their intrusion into education as a very dangerous area
for control by radicals.
needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent."
Stick that in your lesson plan, Obama.
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