This blog,originally founded by Blogger, who is listed in Marquis Who's Who and is a recipient of the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. He holds a theological degree and a doctorate in Counseling Psychology. Taught Psychology for 32 years and is now Professor Emeritus. Is a board-certified psychologist and was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award in his profession. Ministered as a chaplain, and pastored Baptist and Episcopal churches. Publications cover the integration of psychology and theology. Served in the Army, the Merchant Marines and the Peace Corps.
Sunday, September 6, 2009
Obama and Our Children
To begin with, knowledgeable conservatives have no problem with a president of the United States inspiring children to stay in school and work hard. However, this president brings some baggage.
1. Because, the White House colluded with the Department of Education on the offending accompanying lesson plan, they undoubtably violated federal laws. What alarmed Americans were the guidelines to teachers to do things like have children "Write letters to themselves about what they can do to help the president." After our firestorm, the DOE changed that sentence for the little children, but not for high schoolers.
This is all creepy because it suddenly turned to being all about Obama. It sounded too much like “How do we help our Maximum Leader,” not “how do we help our country.”
2. A second problem is that this president has turned out to be the most politically polarizing president in recent history. Instead of becoming the president of all Americans, he has stayed in campaign mode. From the get-go, he demonizes Republicans, continuously blaming them for everything that went wrong prior to his arrival. He has never acknowledged that some of the real culprits were congressional Democrats, the likes of Barney Franks and Chris Dodds. They, (along with some Republicans), created much of the near economic disaster.
Now, Obama continues to try to convince us that his problems in pushing through his current programs are all the fault of the opposition party.
Bottom line, everything this president does has become political. So, pardon us if a large majority of us have our radars turned on anytime he speaks--always watching and waiting to hear the subliminal political message.