Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Top twenty ways President Obama is trying to shape our youth

Can you believe O44 is trying to shape our youth with this agenda? Has another president set that precedent? (see what I did there?)

For those of you to busy to actually review yesterday's address to school children, I’ve pulled the twenty most important quotes from the four-minute read.

20. Pay attention to those teachers. Listen to your parents, grandparents and other adults.

19. Put in the hard work it takes to succeed.

18. Every single one of you has something you're good at. Every single one of you has something to offer.

17. No matter what you want to do with your life - I guarantee that you'll need an education to do it.

16. You can't drop out of school and just drop into a good job.

15. I did some things I'm not proud of, and got in more trouble than I should have.

14. Where you are right now doesn't have to determine where you'll end up.

13. Here in America, you write your own destiny. You make your own future.

12. I'm calling on each of you to set your own goals for your education - and to do everything you can to meet them.

11. Being successful is hard.

10. You won't necessarily succeed at everything the first time you try.

9. You can't let your failures define you - you have to let them teach you.

8. If you get in trouble, that doesn't mean you're a troublemaker, it means you need to try harder to behave.

7. If you get a bad grade, that doesn't mean you're stupid, it just means you need to spend more time studying.

6. No one's born being good at things, you become good at things through hard work.

5. Don't be afraid to ask questions. Don't be afraid to ask for help when you need it.

4. Find an adult you trust - a parent, grandparent or teacher; a coach or counselor - and ask them to help you stay on track to meet your goals.

3. When you give up on yourself, you give up on your country.

2. I expect great things from each of you.

And the number one quote is:

Don't ever give up on yourself.

Now, would you really, really want your child to be influenced with this content…by the leader of our country? Some parents and ISDs should reconsider the taking of a stand.

Give it some thought.


  1. This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.

  2. I'm debating if I should delete you comment. But for the time being I'll leave it.

    FYI...profanity is only allowed by me. If you have an objection, get your own blog.

    Otherwise; can you specify your statement? Sorry, I'm a little un-intuitive.

    If it's a rhetorical question, it's a poor use.

    To my friends: only a few weeks ago did I learn how "rhetorical" was used.

    Rhetorical makes me happy.

  3. I do not know what anonymous said, but I would guess that person was probably too proud to listen to the President's address. That is a shame. I didn't approve of many of the things our last president did or said, but I at least listened to him just in case I might find some common ground. Oh well, that is what is great about our country. We can believe whatever we want.