Tuesday, September 8, 2009

The President's Speech to School Children

We read it, and watched it, and talked about it, as all families should have been able to do.

My 5th grade daughter--bored to tears, as I'm sure most elementary aged children must have been.

My 10th grade son--he's reading 1984 right now and kept thinking of the constant mantra throughout the book to 'do your duty for the nation.'

Me--it sounded like he was trying to get these kids used to the idea that they would have to work hard their whole lives, not so they could succeed and live comfortable lives, but so they could "do their duty to the nation" and pay back the enormous financial mountain he and his predecessor have heaped on these kids' shoulders.

I give it 1 1/2 stars out of, oh, say 10.

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