Ask Not What Your President Can Do For You…
September 3, 2009
Apparently there has been an attempt to distribute lesson plans to accompany President Obama’s planned speech to our nation’s youth in schools next week:
The guide for pre-K through grade 6 suggests questions [to] students [to] think about during the speech, such as “What is the President trying to tell me? What is the President asking me to do?”
The plan for grades 7-12 includes a “guided discussion,” with suggested topics: “What resonated with you from ‘s speech? What is President Obama inspiring you to do?”
The most imporant thing for Americans to learn is not that they must serve their government or ask themselves what they can do for the government leaders. To the contrary, we must remind the government leaders that they serve us.
Yes, we should ask ourselves what we can do for our country, but serving our nation and our neighbors is a wholly different thing than serving our government. Those in political power in a democratic position must be reminded that their position exists to serve the people, not vice versa. Lets teach our children that truth, rather than allow our kids to be taught that they should figure out the best way to serve the president.