Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Let's make a deal

As a West Point graduate, I know full well the importance of a quality education. As such, I'd typically commend any president who encourages our nation's sons and daughters to work hard, practice good study habits, respect their teachers and earn a quality education. However, our current president crossed the line and politicized what should have been a perfectly appropriate address.

A suggested lesson plan to go with the speech encouraged students to learn more about Barack Obama and "write letters to themselves about what they can do to help the president." First, how are our students supposed to learn more about Barack Obama when he continues to hide his past and is spending exorbitant amounts of money concealing his college transcripts and other educational records? Why? What does he have to hide?

Second, I don't want my children being told to write letters about how they can help the president when I vehemently opposed Barack Obama's irrefutably socialist policies, radical leftist appointments and conflicting values and beliefs.

However, I'm a reasonable guy. Since Barack Obama likes to appease and negotiate, I'll make him a deal. If he releases all of his college transcripts and educational records, I will consider letting him address my children on the importance of a quality education. Otherwise, I'll spend that classroom hour teaching my children the importance of supporting and defending the Constitution of the United States of America.

MIKE VARGO
South Park

Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

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