Today's Spokesman Review printed an AP article about Obama's planned speech to school children next week.
Schools don’t have to show it. But districts across the country have been inundated with phone calls from parents and are struggling to address the [fabricated] controversy that broke out after Education Secretary Arne Duncan sent a letter to principals urging schools to watch.
Yeah, I'm thinking they left a word out. After a lengthy discussion of the complaints the reporters attempt to balance it out at the very end with:
One school superintendent, Murray Dalgleish of Council, in west-central Idaho, urged people not to rush to judgment.
“Is the president dictating to these kids? I don’t think so,” Dalgleish said. “He’s trying to get out the same message we’re trying to get out, which is, ‘You are in charge of your education.’ ”
Meanwhile, those who are crazier than Oklahoma State Senator Steve Russell are saying things the AP article doesn't mention.
The plans announced by Obama also have been cited as raising the specter of the Civilian National Security Force, to which he's referred several times since his election campaign began, but never fully explained.
"He's recruiting his civilian army. His 'Hitler' youth brigade," wrote one participant in a forum at Free Republic.
"I am not going to compare President Obama to Hitler. We'll leave that to others and you can form your own opinions about them and their analogies. ... However, we can learn a lot from the spread of propaganda in Europe that led to Hitler's power. A key ingredient in that spread of propaganda was through the youth," wrote a blogger at the AmericanElephant.com blog, where the subject of the day was a national "Keep-Your-Child-at-Home-Day."
"Totalitarian regimes around the world have sought to spread their propaganda and entrench their power by brainwashing the children. I guess it's easier to indoctrinate a six-year-old instead of fighting a 26-year-old or being challenged by a 46-year-old in the voting booth," the blogger wrote.
Resistance is futile. You will be assimilated. And while I'm at it, all your base are belong to us.
And it will only take one speech.
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