Being a parent has always been a hard job, but never more so than in today’s world. These days children face so many dangers that we must be vigilant every second of every day.
When I was growing up, we roamed the neighborhood all day long, never going home until it was time for supper. Not that we were unsupervised. Quite the contrary! I knew if I did something wrong, Dan or John or whomever I was playing with’s mother or father would grab me by the arm and “jerk me into a new attitude!” Just as my parents would do to one of my pals who misbehaved.
But these days there seems to be a pedophile or a drug pusher under every rock in the playground, and once the kids get into a classroom, we never know which teacher is going to want them to father their child.
But just when we thought it could not get any worse, now America’s children face an even greater danger. My God, the President of the United States wants to talk to them! What is this world coming too?
Parents across this great nation are understandably up in arms! They can see through the ruse and know that this is a thinly disguised plot to allow their kids to be brainwashed by the Democratic/Liberal agenda. What’s next, an organized e-mail campaign to the Third Grade promoting gun control? Baking pot laced brownies in Home Economics class? (Do they even still have Home Economics class?)
Come on folks, how about a dose of reality now and then? Look at the topics proposed in Obama’s address. Encouraging students to stay in school and get a good education. Telling them to be responsible citizens. To develop their natural talents. To do their homework. About overcoming the obstacles in their lives to accomplish their goals.
Aren’t these the same things we all expect of our children? Aren’t these the messages we try to send them? So suddenly why is this such a subversive threat? Because it comes from somebody we didn’t vote for? Are you really that narrow minded? If so, your children face a much bigger threat than you will ever admit.
I’d bet you dollars to donuts that many of the same parents frothing at the mouth over the President’s address to our nation’s schoolchildren don’t pay any attention to the music their kids listen to, which is all too often full of references to everything from suicide to mass murder, to the joys of drug abuse.
They let their kids worship Hollywood celebrities that spend half their time in rehab, and the rest hopping from mattress to mattress faster than a bedbug in a cheap motel.
But let’s not expose them to anything that might encourage them to be better citizens, or heaven forbid, actually think for themselves! From everything I have read about Obama’s address (aside from the nonsense the right wing and the e-mal wizards are cranking out), there is nothing in it promoting his political agenda.
But even if there was, is that really such a bad thing? A lot of the problems in this country are because nobody takes the time to think for themselves any more. Why should we? We have Ed Schultz, Al Franken, Neal Boortz, Stephanie Miller, Rush Limbaugh, and a platoon full of high dollar windbags to do our thinking for us.
Have you ever listened to the music your kids do? Not just the noise, but the lyrics? Have you played the video games they spend hours immersed in? Have you monitored the websites they visit, or the movies and television shows they watch?
If you want to protect your kids from harmful messages, turn off the damned television, break all of the CDs they listen to, throw the computer in the dumpster, and hand them a book! Better yet, turn off the show you’re watching on the boob tube and have a conversation with them! You both might learn something!
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