Saturday, September 05, 2009

When Did We Lose Respect?

I have been amazed and appalled at all the uproar concerning President Obama's upcoming televised message to school children. Here in my own county in Kentucky, parents have been notified that they can send a note to their child's teacher if they don't want their child to listen to the President of the United States speak. Is he going to talk about the War in Iraq? No. How to be a good democrat? No. The debate over the death penalty? No. He is going to challenge school children to do well in school and to set goals for themselves. Wow. How controversial!

When did respect for the office of President of the United States go out of style? When did the novelty of hearing the President speak to school children lose its charm? I have never agreed 100% with any President, but I have always respected the office of President of the United States, and I will instill that same respect in my children.


David said...

I agree. Our society's divisiveness is truly tragic, and our society engages in it at our peril. Or put differently, those that encourage being divisive don't have in mind the best interests of the general public IMHO.

Jack said...


Matt said...

I would imagine that as Queen of the Librarians, you could have some sway over our school systems and their policies. Don't be afraid to use your new-found power!!

Anonymous said...

"When did respect for the office of President of the United States go out of style?"

August 9, 1974

Chuck Grantham

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