Elementary School children shown Liberal Obama “I Pledge” video
An Elementary School Principal has apologized for showing a video which has been called “radical, leftist propaganda”.
According to the Salt Lake City Tribune:
Children at Eagle Bay Elementary School in Farmington were shown a short video called “I pledge” on Aug. 28. The video opens with an image of President Barack Obama and part of a speech in which he says, “Let us summon a new spirit of patriotism, of responsibility where each of us resolves to pitch in and work harder and look after not only ourselves but each other.”
The video then features celebrities making pledges about how they will help the president and the world — and that’s where some say the problem lies.
Many pledges, such as supporting local food banks, smiling more, and caring for the elderly are noncontroversial.
But other pledges, such as “to never give anyone the finger when I’m driving again,” “to sell my obnoxious car and buy a hybrid”, “I pledge to be of service to Barack Obama,”, “Not flush the toilet after urinating, only after a ‘number two’ “, and “To advance stem cell research” cross the line, some say.
“Showing the video in a public school is completely inappropriate,” said Jennifer Cieslewicz, whose daughter is a first-grader at the school. “I don’t believe a video such as this that promotes certain values should be shown to elementary students, especially without parents being aware. “
Cieslewicz said such values should be decided in the home, not at school.
“They shouldn’t be troubling our youth with the woes of the world and making them feel like we’re in slavery or they have to worry about how many times they flush the toilet or if they have a plastic water bottle,” Cieslewicz said, referring to pledges in the video to “end slavery.”