Sunday, September 06, 2009

My Side Note to the President's Speech

Someone scolded me for not being very Christian on my blog.

And... perhaps I could've been (maybe that should be my blog title "I could've...")

I doubt many people think of this blog as a christian blog... but I do know that Christ was more than willing to hear people out. I know that Christ loves Mr. Obama as much as he loves you and I think that he's proud when Mr. Obama says to children who respect him (some, in fact possibly idolize him) for them to work hard and to stay in school, for that is all he is saying. Personally, I think one of the best qualities you can bestow on a child is rational thinking and being able to decide for himself what is true -- and being willing to listen to both sides.

After further probing, I learned that at D's school they are requiring the HIGH SCHOOLERS to get a parent's permission to watch it. I don't get that at all. Dang, they're in high school. These people will VOTE for the president in a few years.

I sort of get it in elementary school, but I still think it's extreme to pull them because the president is speaking to them. I could also go on about the death panel debate, but since I've been the one performing CPR on a person who really wishes they were dead, but never was able to have that conversation I'll let you think whatever you want.... Next time you crack a rib on an 80 year old man who's quality life is already in the "negative" collumn you might think a conversation about end of life discussion would be nice to have funded with a nation's health care system....

Wow... you can't shut me up today. :)


  1. I can't believe someone scolded you for being unchristian. I really can't believe this "christian" minded person didn't have the courage to stand up and be counted, but instead signed on as anonymous. That is like anonymously bearing one's testimony. Somehow, I don't think that will be written down in the books as taking a stand. Of course, I am married to you so I now exactly how christian or unchristian you are. I agree with you on the POTUS speech. He's the president, by popular vote. I didn't vote for Clinton, but I willingly listened to him for 8 years. I thought he was and is a moron, but I still listened.

  2. I think the (actual) speech was awesome. And frankly very good for the kids to hear.

    If I were to quarrel anything it would be that the a public appearance by the President is very expensive and that money (our tax dollars) may have been better spent IN the actual education system. Especially with all of the job cuts and program cuts. But who really knows? Perhaps all of those people who made it happen volunteered their time? (wishful thinking)


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