Tuesday, September 08, 2009

The No Controversy Controversy

In another of a long list of clues that the extreme right is out of touch with America, there apparently some controversy over the fact that the President addressed the student body of the U.S.A. today. That is, if your school was fortunate enough to have the wherewithal to have an internet connection that worked, you could have watched the President deliver the most non-controversial speech ever.
  • Stay in school.
  • Respect your teachers and parents.
  • Some kids come from disadvantaged backgrounds, but don't let that hold you back.
  • Don't quit.
  • Failure is an excellent teacher, etc....
Perhaps the most controversial thing in the whole talk could have been when he suggested that "When you quit on yourself you, quit on your country." Come on, if I give up on myself, the country swings in the balance? I don't think so.

What's really out of balance is a set of arguments that suggest the President speaking to the student body of America is something inherently bad (even before you hear the content) and to be feared. Come on people. Wake up. This is America. We were founded on the honest critique of government, but you can't criticize if you don't listen.

Blog on friends. Blog on all.

P.S. Here's some more liberal indoctrination if you didn't get enough of it on the other links provided:

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