I just finished reading the speech, President Obama is to give tomorrow.Â The text of which can be found at Examiner.com.
I found nothing in it that anyone should find objectionable.Â Then again, if you think studying hard and getting an education to fulfill ones dreams are liberal and leftist ideas, then yes you are going to find objections.
"And no matter what you want to do with your life â€“ I guarantee that youâ€™ll need an education to do it. You want to be a doctor, or a teacher, or a police officer? You want to be a nurse or an architect, a lawyer or a member of our military? Youâ€™re going to need a good education for every single one of those careers. You canâ€™t drop out of school and just drop into a good job. Youâ€™ve got to work for it and train for it and learn for it." (excerpt of speech)
So what is wrong with the President of the United States telling children this?Â I know some will say it's liberal brainwashing.Â
I haveÂ a sister and brother... neither of them finished high school.Â My sister is on welfare.Â My brother, though he supports himself, does so and just barely; he has no dreams or visions of a better future and acknowledges that he failed himself by dropping out of school.Â I have three children, who followed in the footsteps of their father and dropped out of school.Â They find it difficult to hold down a job in a small town where jobs are scarce.Â Had they finished school and perhaps even furthered their education by either college or vo-tech, perhaps their situations would be better then they are now.
I think the president taking the time to address the kids and encouraging them to stay in school is a great thing.Â Â He should be commended not condemned.