Superintendent Responds To Obama Teacher’s Abuse

I think most of you have already seen this revolting specimen of a teacher humiliate the McCain supporter in her class, a child who’s father is serving in Iraq, and who was nearly brought to tears by the teacher’s haranguing:

Well, the Superintendent of the school district, where Obama supporter Diatha Harris teaches, has posted a statement on his district’s website:

I was shocked when I saw the clip of an interaction between a Cumberland County Schools teacher and her students as posted on YouTube. While neutral discussion of the political process is appropriate, at no time, particularly with elementary students, should a teacher infuse his/her political views into the discussion. Most disconcerting was the military slant that made its way into this discussion. We are a military community, serving over 15,000 military students and their families. We value the sacrifices, not only of the military parents but also those of their families.

We believe that military children are our children, military spouses are many of our employees, and military service men and women are our heroes. We proudly serve our military children and have received national awards for our support of military families.

I was particularly disturbed to see the uncomfortable position in which our children were placed due to the inappropriate actions of one of our teachers. Please be assured that the actions exhibited in this video are not consistent with the vision of the CCS. Moreover, the actions of one teacher do not represent the 7000 employees in our organization.

Once the video was brought to my attention, I immediately launched an investigation. Personnel laws prevent me from releasing information regarding individual employees and personnel action taken. I can assure you that upon completion of the investigation, I will take appropriate action.

Dr. William Harrison
CCS’ Superintendent

I’m thinking that someone’s head is gonna roll, and thank God for small favors.  What an injustice that was.

H/T: Anti-Idiotarian Rottweiler

…while you’re there, check out Emperor Misha’s response to the conciliatory “Make Nice” 52 to 48 website. Ummm…content warning….

Three Four New Websites To Check Out

November 4th was a sad day for the unborn with the election of the most pro-abortion President this nation has ever seen. Charmaine Yoest  says:

‘With Barack Obama in the White House and Sen. Harry Reid and Rep. Nancy Pelosi controlling Congress, we confront a very difficult pro-abortion political situation.’

Yoest, the new president and CEO of Americans United for Life vows to continue the fight to protect women and preborn children.

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Patrick Ruffini is already picking up the pieces from the 2008 Republican trouncing, and has a new website where he’s explores new strategies on how to proceed. Those of you interested in the future of the party might want to check out: Rebuild the Party.com.

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And last but not least, a new friend in the blogosphere who speaks up for military families, has a great blog I just discovered: Acre of Independence.

I’ve added them all to my blogroll. Check them out.

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Obama Will Require College, High School And Middle School Kids To Be Community Workers

Require.

community-service

The school district my kids are in, has required a certain number of community service hours in order to graduate for the past thirty years. The service is not centrally controlled by any state entity, and can be anything from volunteer work done through scouts, church, school tutoring, or any number of things, but the choice is left up to the kids. More hours served can translate to tuition grants at state colleges.

My impression of this rather benign program has always been that it was oxymoronic to “pay” kids or “force” kids to volunteer. Volunteerism is something to be encouraged, but not forced on people.

But as with everything else with Obama, the idea of a forced 50/100 hour requirement of community service on kids, by the Obama administration carries much more ominous overtones. In what sort of programs will our kids  be forced to work? Will it still be their choice? Who’s going to train them? Classroom Corps? Health Corps? Clean Energy Corps? Veterans Corps? What if the kids don’t want to do any of those things? What if they just want to clean up garbage on the roadside with the scouts? Do they get to bow out of these “Corps”? What if parents don’t want their kids involved in any of Obama’s service corps? What about home schooled kids?

Sweetness and Light sees the plan as nothing less than involuntary servitude:

Someone should tell Mr. Obama that Mr. Lincoln freed the slaves.

While they are at it, they should also tell this Constitutional scholar that the Constitution now forbids involuntary servitude:

Amendment XIII

Section 1. Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.

Section 2. Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.

I suspect there will be a court challenge before Obama’s plan is pushed through.

Claudia Rosett nails it:

Obama has called repeatedly upon America’s people to sacrifice. What’s not yet clear is whether this will entail sacrifice in the common defense of liberty, or whether it is liberty itself that will step by step be sacrificed in the name of the common good. If the latter, the implications are indeed world-changing. For the past century, America has stood as the world’s great bulwark of freedom. That can no longer be taken as a given. Americans will be hard pressed to support freedom elsewhere if they do not protect it at home.

Hat tip: Gateway Pundit

UPDATE:

Acres Of Independence has scooped the blogosphere!:

Change was the Mantra of the Obama campaign, and within 12 hours, the office of the president-elect has already changed the language on their AMERICASERVES website from requiring community service to setting a goal for community service. Already the mandate is softening.

Jeez Louise. How many more scares is he going to put us through?