I Agree With Al Mohler
I feel pretty sure anyone reading this has heard that President Obama is giving a speech to be aired to school children. In addition, you have most definitely also heard about the huge brew-ha-ha surrounding said speech.
I have had really had mixed emotions about it. I do not trust the democratic party to do anything just for the sake of niceness. I also do not want to be some crazy conspiracy theorist who always thinks the government is out to get me. I have a hard time understanding why people think that the president of the country giving a speech to kids is trying to convey a socialist agenda. During my time in school I saw speeches by two presidents. (well, I guess I did, I don’t remember one of them) President Regan would record “Stay in school…..don’t do drugs….learn to read” messages. I remember getting excited to hear the president talk. We always made a big deal about it. The first George Bush also addressed school kids. I was in school at that time. I just don’t remember hearing him give a speech to us. Maybe he only did one and I was absent that day. I just don’t know. So, it really made me wonder what it was about this speech that had people so up in arms. I have not read the entire speech. The bits and pieces I have read said a lot of the same stuff as Regan. Work hard, stay in school. I finally began to realize that the speech itself is not what was so bad. The Dept. of Education (which I find extremely in need of a massive overhaul) has issued questions and activities for “after” the speech. That is the bad stuff. Anyway, all that to share a bit written by Al Mohler. He is more well-spoken than me, and seems to have done more homework. You can find it here.
All in all, I do not like the direction the country is going, but let’s not make an issue where one does not need to exist.