Here I sit in utter disbelief, as I read that a large number of parents chose to ban their children from hearing the President of the United States speak to them about focusing on their education.
This man, who “we the people” elected into office, is not spreading Socialist propaganda, nor is he using our youth to further his own personal agenda.
He is, however, trying to make a difference and instill strong moral values and a sense of hope into kids who are struggling with the fall out of our current economy.
What kind of values are we teaching our children, when we tell them that the most powerful leader in the world should be ignored? Is that not teaching them to be disrespectful of those in positions of authority?
It seems to me, that the Conservatives are so caught up in their own personal prejudices, that they are unwilling to embrace any ideas that are not their own.
Perhaps we should all step back and take a lesson from Eleanor Roosevelt, who seemed to possess an uncanny understanding of the world as it is today.
“Sometimes I wonder if we shall ever grow up in our politics and say definite things which mean something, or whether we shall always go on using generalities to which everyone can subscribe and which mean very little.”
“It takes as much energy to wish, as to plan. It is not fair to ask of others what you are not willing to do yourself.”
“ Justice cannot be for one side alone, but must be for both. Never allow a person to tell you no who doesn’t have the power to say yes.”
“It is better to light a candle than to curse the darkness. What is to give light must endure the burning.”
“Great minds discuss ideas; Average minds discuss events; Small minds discuss people.”
Perhaps it is time for all of the great minds to come together to find solutions for our country’s woes. Perhaps it is time for our leaders to have the courage to “light a candle”, and “endure the burning” for the greater good of our country. Perhaps, in using our energy to plan, we can fulfill the universal wish for health and prosperity, and world peace. Surely we can all agree on that.
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