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The Children Are Watching, Mr. Obama!

My students are 6th through 8th Graders at a Catholic school: most are of average intelligence, some are brilliant, some are dull.

What unites them is their ability to spot an unqualified phony: most were appalled by the presidential election result in November, but they tried to be optimistic.  As the months have gone by, they began asking me more and more questions about why you, Mr. Obama, were doing certain things which made no sense to them: being children, they simplistically use the term “hate” to describe what they hear about your positions.

Ironically, they pick up most of the talk about you through the mainstream, pro-Obama press!  And yet they ask me e.g. why you “hate” the pro-life position?  Why do you “hate” business people who earn more money than average?

I usually try to temper their language, and have explained that a politician often does not “hate” something: he simply thinks a certain idea will get him elected.  But in your case, after going through your books, I think you really do “hate” the idea of allowing all babies to be born.  I think you really do “hate” the idea of letting people become rich, with the exception of yourself and your Soros-style supporters.

When you lie through the use of phony rhetorical techniques (e.g. “They” and “Some people”), remember that the children are watching.

When you lie by saying that negatives are positives (2 million jobs lost = 2 million jobs saved), remember that the children are watching.

When you criticize the police as “acting stupidly,” and you do not have all the facts, and then you refuse to apologize openly after the facts prove you wrong, remember that the children are watching.

When you blithely admit that you do not read bills that are passed by the Democrat Congress, bills which they have not read either, remember that the children are watching.

When you ignore fraud committed by ACORN and others on your behalf, remember that the children are watching.

And if the children are watching, maybe more adult Americans are watching and thinking about what you are doing than ever before!

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