Back To School Speech

This weekend we had an argument in my house as to whether or not our kids should watch the President give his Back to School speech.

Both of my daughters wanted a note so they wouldn’t have to watch it. They would rather have a free period! What kid wouldn’t want that! That should be reason enough to make the kids watch it, simply because they don’t want to!

I am a Conservative Republican and I did not vote for President Obama, but he is our elected President and he deserves the respect that should be given to anyone who holds that office. I made the point that the kids should watch the speech and take part in the classroom activities and then they should form their own opinions and come home and discuss them with us. I told my oldest daughter, who will be able to vote next year, that the real danger lies in her not watching what a President has to say. Even if you don’t like what the other side has to say you still need to listen to it so you can see what is going on.

My husband did not like the fact that the kids would be made to watch it. He views it as President Obama trying to brainwash our children. I told him they were not being made to watch it, that we had the option of writing them a note to opt out of it or we could just keep them home from school for the day. I of course told my husband that if he chose to keep the kids home for the day he would be the one to watch them not me!

Needless to say both of my daughters went to school today and both of them will be watching President Obama make his Back to School speech.

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  1. I’m in your camp and my husband is in your husbands. I can’t stand this president but like you said, he’s what we have and we should respect (or try to) what he has to say. I also don’t think this should have been made into the big deal it was. I think the big problem is he’s on ALL THE TIME and people are getting tired of seeing him on TV. I blame this on the nutty people who use every single issue in their lives as “politics” when it’s not really about that.

  2. I agree with you. The danger is in not knowing others think. I like that you want them to come home and discuss it with you.

  3. I wrote about this on my blog as well and expressed my opinion there. I agree with you hands down jam!

  4. I too agree with you. How are kids supposed to learn about government if they have no idea what is going on. I didn’t vote for him either but like you said he is what we have and I love this country so I want to keep up with what he is doing in case he calls me for advice.

    I am getting more free time lately because Lilah can amuse herself a little now. As I write she is waking up from her nap an hour early so there goes my free time.

    • “so I want to keep up with what he is doing in case he calls me for advice.” You crack me up! You better let me know if you get that call! 🙂

      I’m glad Lilah is giving you a little more free time!


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