Hey Kids, Let’s Have a Sing-Along!!!

Okay, I’d like to say now I’ve seen everything but something tells me that the hits will just keep on coming. How ironic that it is strictly forbidden to sing songs in school that directly praise God (God forbid) and there are plenty who either don’t want the Pledge of Allegiance said at all (or at least to remove the ‘one nation under God’ part – so wrong don’t you know) but yet it’s A-okay for kids to sing songs praising our new leader Bama-Hero. Don’t believe me? Check out the video.

Nice, eh? And since the vid quality isn’t so good and in case you missed some of the lyrics, here they are:

Song 1

Mm, mmm, mm!
Barack Hussein Obama

He said that all must lend a hand
To make this country strong again
Mmm, mmm, mm!
Barack Hussein Obama

He said we must be fair today
Equal work means equal pay
Mmm, mmm, mm!
Barack Hussein Obama

He said that we must take a stand
To make sure everyone gets a chance
Mmm, mmm, mm!
Barack Hussein Obama

He said red, yellow, black or white
All are equal in his sight
Mmm, mmm, mm!
Barack Hussein Obama

Yes!
Mmm, mmm, mm
Barack Hussein Obama

Song 2

Hello, Mr. President we honor you today!
For all your great accomplishments, we all doth say “hooray!”

Hooray, Mr. President! You’re number one!
The first black American to lead this great nation!

Hooray, Mr. President we honor your great plans
To make this country’s economy number one again!

Hooray Mr. President, we’re really proud of you!
And we stand for all Americans under the great Red, White, and Blue!

So continue —- Mr. President we know you’ll do the trick
So here’s a hearty hip-hooray —-

Hip, hip hooray!
Hip, hip hooray!
Hip, hip hooray!

And before any of you out there say, ‘oh it’s not so bad, or it’s kind of sweet’ imagine what you’d be saying if the songs were about George W. Bush or Ronald Reagan and then hold your tongue.

Aside from this being completely weird and somewhat reminiscent of a previous leader who liked school kids to sing about him and wear brown shirts, it’s an obvious ploy to indoctrinate kids before they even really know how to think. Talk about trying to develop a voting bloc early – it’s just so wrong.

Fox News got this feedback from the school system and if you follow the link, you can read the whole story.

The commissioner of New Jersey’s Department of Education ordered a review on Friday following the posting of a YouTube video depicting school children singing the praises of President Obama.

In a statement to FOXNews.com, Education Department spokeswoman Beth Auerswald said Commissioner Lucille Davy has directed the school’s superintendent to review the matter. Auerswald said Davy wants to ensure that students can celebrate Black History Month without “inappropriate partisan politics in the classroom.”

“In addition, it is our understanding the teacher in question retired at the end of the last school year,” the statement continued.

Auerswald declined to indicate exactly what the review would entail or possible ramifications.

As critics of the video claimed it amounted to “indoctrination,” the tension at B. Bernice Young Elementary School escalated to such a degree Thursday that the school was placed temporarily on lockdown after its principal received death threats over a YouTube video that showed nearly 20 children being taught songs lauding the president, though back-to-school night events continuing as planned Thursday night at the school.

Boy when that dude said change, he wasn’t kidding, was he?

WC

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3 thoughts on “Hey Kids, Let’s Have a Sing-Along!!!

  1. I flipped out when I first saw this, but because of the racial overtones of a black teacher having an integrated class sing the song. As a white parent, I’d have been upset. However, I heard later that all the parents had a chance to review the lyrics before the show, and that none objected either before or after the performance. I can’t really argue with that; it’s the parents’ call.

    Hey Girl,
    The aspect of racial overtones never hit my radar – it didn’t matter to me what color the people were who were singing the song or writing the song or leading the song. And too, I have to admit that I didn’t have any concern for whether or not the parents were apprised of the sing along.

    The thing that bothered me and still does, by the way, is that in a day and age when one can practically file a lawsuit if any one dare to sing a patriotic song in our schools, some wingnut decides that singing a song that idolizes a politician is A-Okay. And the hypocrisy of same because we both know that had it been a different president there would indeed be lawsuits being filed as we speak – outrage on all the media outlets and fire and brimstone being rocketed around the blogosphere.

    I have no problem with anyone who would want to do this in a private setting that wasn’t sponsored by taxpayer dollars – but when it’s practically a Federal offense to even say a silent prayer in school – singing praises to a fellow who just happens to be president for the next three years as a public school function just is wrong on more levels than I can say.

    Annie

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    1. Actually, I was thinking that had they been singing about any other president (ie, a white man), everyone would have thought it was A-Okay. But no, someone would have been unhappy about that, too.

      I agree it’s terribly hypocritical to allow a school to do something this politically charged when so many other potentially offensive activities are prohibited. Taken to an extreme, however, the banning of anything that might in any way be offensive to anybody will eventually result in … no discussion? no differing viewpoints? no critical thinking? We’ll never agree on everything, so should we just stop teaching anything?

      Anyway, just thinking … lol. I’m giving myself a headache!

      See, I don’t think so at all – but suffice to say it reminded me of that crap Hitler had going on and it creeped me out in a big way. School children should not be singing songs about their presidents in school – about their country, okay – or even the presidency itself, I could live with that but the man? No, that’s just idolatry in my mind.

      I’m not for banning or censoring things but free speech is supposed to be free speech, you can’t say one thing is fine and another isn’t. If they are going to sing songs about Obama, then they should also be able to sing songs about the Nazis for example (no, I’m not suggesting this, it’s just an example) but you and I both know that that would never happen.

      And I don’t think singing songs that glorify a Obama is about teaching children anything but blind faith. I guess I’m more of a reading, writing and arithmetic kind of gal. Let the kids decide later whether they adore the current president instead of indoctrinating them when they are too young to have critical thinking skills. And I mean that about any president not just this particular one.

      Annie

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  2. Hi Annie and Pied Type,

    Thanks for your comments to each other here _ I did’t quiet get it at first well I did a bit but not in its entirety that you both explain here.

    Great exapmle Annie with the Nazis and singing songs about Hitler.Thanks for the teachings today.
    Love Di.

    Hey Di,
    Glad it was enlightening for you. Pied Type and I love to debate – it’s fun. 😉
    Annie

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