This is a discussion on s within the Off Topic & Humor Discussion forums, part of the The Back Porch category; Originally Posted by grandma4 well when you have a clip that says that they (the children) need to serve the President i'm about stuffing it ...
Problem and Rhetorical question: Students stand and say the Pledge of Allegence each morning at school. Some students choose to opt out of this but for the most part students are expected to participate and of course many want to. As a teacher for 32 years I know this because I led the pledge on most occassions. I had a few during those 32 years that refused and I could not make them. We start this in kindergarten and it continues throughout school. By definition indoctrination is: to instruct in a doctrine, principle, or ideology.
Heres the questions:
If we are doing this each morning starting even at early ages is this not a form of indoctrination?
If we as parents are communicating the values of hard work and education is this not also indoctrination?
If we are communicating positive values and principles that as a society we cherish is this by the defintion also indoctrination?
Why have some people decided that if the President communicates the same values that we as a society cherish then this is somehow bad?
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As the father in a homeschooling family, I love the hypocrisy of the American public.
They whine and moan about the indoctrination of children when it's overt, but are oblivious to the subtle types of indoctrination that occur every day in such an environment.
Schools are forced, by law, to give equal claim to every faith or creed. Do your religious beliefs give equal preeminence to all other religious beliefs? Probably not, mine certainly doesn't! Referring to the beliefs of, say, the LDS: Either I'm wrong and they are right; I'm right and they are wrong or we're both wrong. We can't both be right.
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I did not see anywhere where Kennedy ask us to serve him. From the video clip, I do hear them take the pledge of Serving Obam
"When the people fear the government you have tyranny...when the government fears the people you have liberty."
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I wonder if his salute is the one Jonny cash is known for.
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