Let's get all spun up...
Pick your battles, and this is a silly one.
I read one blogger make the point that if you're expecting your students to be in a public school for 13 years without liberalism having an effect on them...one short speech by the president of the United States...isn't going to make much of a difference.
On October 1, 1991 George H.W. Bush spoke to a group of students...and it was broadcast into classrooms nation wide via C-Span. This was was in the lead up to the 1992 presidential campaign and he spoke about his education policies. (as much as I dislike using the Daily Kos, that's where I found this C-Span video)
So this is not the first time that a United States president has been broadcast into classrooms.
On November 14, 1988 Ronald Reagan gave a speech to four classrooms and the event was broadcast by C-Span and Instructional Television Network fed the program “to schools nationwide on three different days.”
Today, to a degree never before seen in human history, one nation, the United States, has become the model to be followed and imitated by the rest of the world. But America's world leadership goes well beyond the tide toward democracy. We also find that more countries than ever before are following America's revolutionary economic message of free enterprise, low taxes, and open world trade. These days, whenever I see foreign leaders, they tell me about their plans for reducing taxes, and other economic reforms that they are using, copying what we have done here in our country.
I wonder if they realize that this vision of economic freedom, the freedom to work, to create and produce, to own and use property without the interference of the state, was central to the American Revolution, when the American colonists rebelled against a whole web of economic restrictions, taxes and barriers to free trade. The message at the Boston Tea Party -- have you studied yet in history about the Boston Tea Party, where because of a tax they went down and dumped the tea in the Harbor. Well, that was America's original tax revolt, and it was the fruits of our labor -- it belonged to us and not to the state. And that truth is fundamental to both liberty and prosperity.
Here is the entire transcipt.
Get a grip, folks.
It's not the first time.
It's not even the first time that it''s been used to forward a president's agenda.
It's just the first time a Democrat has done it.
Do the people who were in school then even remember?
Do the people who had children in school then even remember?
Please...I'm begging...stop making the rest of us look like idiots.