Song of Indoctrination - 20 schoolchildren taught song praising Obama

@Rollo1 (16681)
Boston, Massachusetts
September 24, 2009 9:23am CST
This discussion is going to be a wee bit difficult for the Obama supporters to respond to since they can't say "Bush did it first". No one did this when Bush was president. Here is a video of 20 very young school children at the B. Bernice Young Elementary School in Burlington NJ being taught to sing Obama's praises. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5zrsl8o4ZPo When I was in school we said the Pledge of Allegiance and learned to sing the national anthem and other patriotic songs. We never sang songs about the president being the savior of the country or the world. I won't even mention the little hands being raised at the end of the song, it's just a bit creepy. So, how do you feel about this type of political indoctrination going on in a public school? For liberals, ask yourself how you would have reacted if your child was being taught to sing that George Bush was the epitome of human kindness, goodness and leadership? I think that I will have a list of questions for my child's teachers when I meet with them this year. I want to know what is in the curriculum. I want my children to be proud of their country, and not worship the president, whoever he is. This is truly sickening.
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• United States
24 Sep 09
The more I hear and see in public schools makes me KNOW I made the right decision to vitural school my kids. These kids are way too little to be doing this. IT becomes propaganda that this point. Sing about the country? Yes...but sing about a president....no. Pledge to a country or place....not a person. I don't care what president it would have been....I don't think this is right. Kids are not phot ops...kids are to be used to "make the news"..kids are not be used to further the agenda of ANY political party..kids are kids...let them be kids. Leave the political stuff out of it. I can tell you that if that was MY kid...that teacher would be in BIG trouble. So would the principal...the school board and anyone else I could get my hands on. I would feel that same way about it no matter who was the president. SOme things are just WRONG, when it comes to kids. Not ok for one side only. This is not ok for either side at all. LEAVE THE KIDS ALONE!
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@Rollo1 (16681)
• Boston, Massachusetts
24 Sep 09
I had a teacher when I was about 10 years old that explained politics to the class by telling us that Democrats like peace but Republicans like war. I realized much later that this teacher was indoctrinating. It really didn't affect me but I can't say others didn't grow up believing that. The point is, he had no right to inflict his personal political opinions on the children at all. This is not what school is for. Teachers do not have the right to try to brainwash children into political agendas.
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@rodney850 (2145)
• United States
24 Sep 09
Rollo, This again is so typical of liberal leaning educators!This same teacher would be horrified if the name in that song were George W. Bush or Ronald Reagan but she sees no inherant wrong doing since it is a liberal democrat president! This is so wrong on far too many levels to even comprehend!It would be wrong no matter who the president was! Talk about concentration camps, these children are captives to a system and have no recourse but to follow the teacher's instructions. Not only is this sickening it is ethically unforgiveable!I hope many of these cildren's parents are petitioning the school board for the removal of this teacher and school principal for allowing this travesty to happen!
• United States
24 Sep 09
Oh trust me....in high school I could have told you the personal politics of all my teachers. Why? Because they preached them. Same with college. It did not matter the class subject...somehow politics and their personal beliefs were worked into it. Not so much in elementary school or at least not that I can remember. That fact that these kids are so young just shows you how made it has gotten if the elementary school teachers are now in on the act.
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@coolcoder (2022)
• United States
25 Sep 09
It's things like this that make me glad I don't have children right now. I wouldn't tolerate having this in the classroom; the teacher and the principal would both be on my list of people to talk to. You know what's worse? Obama said in one of the interviews he did--I forgot which one, it was a while ago--that he'd like to be in office for the next 8 to 10 years. 10 YEARS! Dear God, let's not put this man in office for 10 years or more! This is disgusting. Truly disgusting.
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• United States
24 Sep 09
That made me want to throw up! Our kids are being brainwashed! Here are the lyrics for the Pledge of Allegiance to Obama by the kids: [b] Note that line… red, yellow, black or white – all are equal in His sight. Sound familiar? It comes from a children’s song of Jesus… these teachers substituted the ‘His’ from Jesus to Barack Hussein Obama.[/b] Barack Hussein Obama He said that all must lend a hand To make this country strong again Mmm, mmm, mm! Barack Hussein Obama He said we must be clear today Equal work means equal pay Mmm, mmm, mm! Barack Hussein Obama He said that we must take a stand To make sure everyone gets a chance Mmm, mmm, mm! Barack Hussein Obama He said Red, Yellow, Black or White All are equal in his sight Mmm, mmm, mm! http://votingfemale.wordpress.com/2009/09/24/watch-nj-school-children-reciting-the-the-pledge-of-allegiance-to-barack-hussein-obama-and-the-socialism-for-which-he-stands/
• United States
24 Sep 09
oh my goodness. They took a song about GOD and put Obama's name in place of Jesus? This just keeps getting worse and worse. OH MY GOODNESS. This one is going to get bad....I mean really bad. Wait til it becomes wide spread knowledge...Parents will be ticked off no matter what political side of the fence they come from. You just don't do that. Then IF the main stream media picks up on it.....man this one is really going to gt bad. I hope the school board has already gotten a laywer for this one. If they were smart they would fire the teachers responsible, apologize their butts off,and settle fast to get it over with and forgotten as fast as possible.
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• United States
24 Sep 09
lilwonders456 I think by now it is very obvious the mainstream media will not say a word about this disgusting event. They will make sure nothing that could be considered detrimental to Ibn Barack Hussein Obama will be published!
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• United States
24 Sep 09
But there mistake there is most poeple use the internet to get their news now a days. Not so much on the TV or newspapers. Which means they have less control of what people see. Send that view to a few conservative websites and see what happens. Just because CNN and MSNBC did not cover it does not mean it did not happen or that people will not know about it.
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@anniepa (26607)
• United States
24 Sep 09
Why would anyone want to say "Bush did it first" because even if there had been a similar incident under Bush it wouldn't have been HIM that "did" anything! The video was said to have been made during Black History Month and the teacher said they always do something to celebrate those who have made a contribution to our country. I know this won't make any difference to those of you who blame Obama for everything but that's OK. It's "wrong" for kids to think equality for all is a good tihng but it was fine for Ronald Regan, back in 1986 I believe, to speak to school students about how bad taxes were! Isn't that "indoctrination" also? Annie
• United States
24 Sep 09
THey should have left Obama's name out of the song. We don't pledge to the president. We pledge to our country and our flag. Not ANY ONE PERSON. I have big issues with this. Is it Obama's fault a teacher went overboard and completely failed to do her job properly? No. But this teacher needs to held accountable for it. She does not need to be teaching small children if she can't keep her personal politics to herself. Especially taking a religious song and putting Obama's name in place of Jesus. THat was just asking for trouble.
• United States
24 Sep 09
Oh and jst for the record annie.....I don't think the president needs to be talking to children at all.No matter who that president is. That is not what we are paying them for. Let the parents be the parents. Let the president be the president. We pay him to deal with federal and internaional issues not our children.
@anniepa (26607)
• United States
24 Sep 09
I have absolutely no problem with any President speaking to school children. I don't think it should be a partisan speech about specific policies but to encourage them to work hard and stay in school and that anyone can accomplish whatever they want to accomplish is fine. When kids, especially young ones, hear directly from the President and feel as if he's speaking to them personally it may have a positive impact on them. Then if they go home and tell their parents what the President said if the parents don't like him they can start a conversation with the kids about why they don't, etc. I think it's great when young people develop an interest in our government and politics at an early age, they're more likely to grow up to be involved citizens. Annie
• Canada
24 Sep 09
The British have a song called "God save the queen". I'm always hearing Americans, and American Presidents (including Bush) say how the United States is the best country in the world. I don't see how singing a song about how awesome your country's leader is is any different.
• United States
24 Sep 09
God Save the Queen does not say which Queen. Our Pledge of Allegiance was just fine the way it was and has always been....no need to distort it!
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• United States
24 Sep 09
Well we don't have a "ruler" here. We don't have royalty. We pledge to our country. We praise our country....not one person.We don't pledge to a person but to the country. There is A HUGE difference to us. Especially when it comes to small children.
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@irishidid (8119)
• United States
24 Sep 09
Yeah and we Americans stole the tunes to God Save The Queen and The Anacreontic Song cause we're sooo patriotic we couldn't be bothered to make up our own tunes. Drinking songs are always good to copy for one's national anthem. We should have used "Roll Out the Barrel".
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@anne25penn (3310)
• Philippines
25 Sep 09
And I thought this was a practice done in communist countries only! I am not an American, but I find it weird that school children are taught songs glorifying the president. I live in a third world country and I hope to God that this practice will not be adopted in our schools because I might opt for home study for my child rather than be indoctrinated.
@xfahctor (14111)
• Lancaster, New Hampshire
25 Sep 09
Let me think a moment, this looks familiar....where oh where have I seen this before....was it....no it wasn't those other kids who sang another song in praise of the united states' dear leader.....OH I know! It was THIS dear leader: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=stMcuBXyPKo
@BStuff (498)
• United States
25 Sep 09
I think it is a little too much but I don't think this really has anything to do with Obama. This has nothing to do with him this was all the school. I would defintely talk to my kids teachers. (If I had kids that is) I don't think this type of behavior is okay no matter if its politics or religion. I don't think those things belong in schools. Yes, we should be teaching children to respect the government and this country but not to praise. I half agree and half disagree.