This shrine to the Obamessiah was part of one elementary school’s “Black History Month”….or at least, that’s the excuse for exalting Dear Leader as the one who makes our children “fly.”
TUCKER, Ga. â€“ Itâ€™s no secret government schools have put President Obama on a pedestal unlike any other national leader.
Schools have been named after him long before his retirement or death, which is rather unprecedented. Students have been led in organized chants of his honored name. There are lesson plans comparing him to Abraham Lincoln.
But sometimes school employees take the rhetoric a bit too far and wind up in propaganda territory. The latest example comes from DeKalb County, Georgia.
For Black History Month,Â Livsey Elementary SchoolÂ created a cute display with the lines:
Rosa satâ€¦so Martin could walk.
Martin walkedâ€¦so Obama could run.
Obama ranâ€¦so our children could fly.
[…] Â Â This deifying of Obama is unhealthy for our students because weâ€™re teaching them to look to an individual â€“ or government in general – for life solutions. If anything, todayâ€™s kids need to be reprogrammed to remember that they are the masters of their own destinies, and they themselves make the decisions that will ultimately determine the course of their lives.
As President John Adams said, we have â€œa government of laws, and not of men.â€ The unhealthy tendency to worship the people that temporarily fill government positions is a distraction for young people who should be focused on their own efforts to find their way in life.
This is the kind of crap you find in banana republics and third-world dictatorships. Â In America, we we do NOT revere our elected officials. Â We view them with scrutiny as the temporary public servants that they are.
Now more than ever, children need to be taught to hold their elected officials accountable, not worship them!