At Eagle Bay Elementary School in Farmington, Utah, students were shown a short video called I Pledge. The video is essentially a conglomeration of Barack Obama making a plea to school children and then celebrities “pledging” certain things. The problem is that it is a leftist-leaning propaganda video and has no place in an elementary school or any public school at all.
From Lisa Schencker of the Salt Lake Tribune:
|[P]ledges, such as “to never give anyone the finger when I’m driving again,” “to sell my obnoxious car and buy a hybrid” and to advance stem cell research cross the line, some say.
But it gets even worse than that.
|Chris Williams, Davis School District spokesman, said school principal Ofelia Wade and school PTA leaders decided to show the video as part of an assembly about the school’s theme for the year, service. He said the PTA board chose the video and Wade did not see it before it was shown in the assembly.
“It got to a point where she turned to her assistant and said, ‘Oops, I wish I would have seen this before. I don’t think I would have shown it,’ ” Williams said. He said Wade could see how some adults might find the video political.
Like maybe here:
|Gayle Ruzicka, president of conservative Utah Eagle Forum, said the video was blatantly political. She said other offensive pledges included, “I pledge to be of service to Barack Obama,” “I pledge allegiance to the funk, to the united funk of funkadelica,” and pledges to not use plastic grocery bags and not flush the toilet after urinating.
“Pledge to be of service to Barack Obama?” The last time someone made a pledge to a national leader like that, the Nazis marched all over Europe. Yes, officers in the German military back then were required to make a pledge to Adolph Hitler.
But even further:
|Ruzicka said she contacted local media about the video after receiving complaints from several parents. Ruzicka said she worried the video’s messages would confuse children whose parents might choose to use plastic bags when shopping or who want their children to flush the toilet after every use. Also she said she didn’t like a pledge “to be of service to Barack Obama” as he is here to serve Americans, not the other way around.|
That’s right. When the Democrats try to hide behind the argument that they “won” the election, they don’t understand that what they won was the right to represent the American people, not to rule them.
Anybody here still want Obama addressing school children on September 8, 2009?
You can access the complete article on-line here:
Parents Upset Over ‘Leftist Propaganda’ Video
Salt Lake Tribune
September 2, 2009
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