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Parents upset over 'leftist propaganda' video
The Salt Lake Tribune ^ | September 1, 2009 | Lisa Shencker

Posted on 09/02/2009 12:37:04 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper

A school principal has apologized for showing a video at an assembly that a politically conservative group leader is calling "radical, leftist propaganda."

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.

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Be on the lookout for this Leftist propaganda at your local school.

I Pledge! (YouTube)

1 posted on 09/02/2009 12:37:04 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: Berlin_Freeper
What's even more disturbing is the poll..

Should the video "I Pledge" be shown in an elementary school?

Total Votes = 37

Yes?
43.24 %

No
56.75 %
2 posted on 09/02/2009 12:45:50 AM PDT by divine_moment_of_facts (“Cap and Trade bill tells us how to live.. Health Care bill tells us how to die.” Bauer and Rose)
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To: divine_moment_of_facts
The vote isn't disturbing - majority against showing.

It is disturbing that anyone would think it should be shown.

But, hey... there are a lot of loony-tune liberals out there, mostly in media, education and labor unions.

3 posted on 09/02/2009 12:52:02 AM PDT by Ron C. (Wake up - Go see how it really is - then speak from knowledge)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Total Votes = 56
Yes? 37.5 %
No 62.5 %

How dare they show this propaganda to any child or teenager!


4 posted on 09/02/2009 1:00:13 AM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: Berlin_Freeper

This video makes me want to vomit.


5 posted on 09/02/2009 1:04:17 AM PDT by chris37
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To: Berlin_Freeper

My favorite part is “I pledge to be of service to Barack Obama.”

EXCUSE ME? You work for us, Mr. President, not the other way around.


6 posted on 09/02/2009 1:04:23 AM PDT by denydenydeny ("I'm sure this goes against everything you've been taught, but right and wrong do exist"-Dr House)
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To: Berlin_Freeper
I pledge to be a servant to President Obama. WTH????

Guess the lessons on kneeling and touching the forelock come next.

7 posted on 09/02/2009 1:08:13 AM PDT by dorothy ("Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow for those who do not." ~ Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Berlin_Freeper
“Also she said she didn't like a pledge “to be of service to Barack Obama” as he is here to serve Americans, not the other way around.”

That's the problem — everything is backwards. The press is suppose to be watchdogs not lapdogs, you don't spend billions during a recession, substance — a record of accomplishments — should beat style, charisma and lofty speeches rather than the opposite, etc.

8 posted on 09/02/2009 1:08:46 AM PDT by Blind Eye Jones
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To: Berlin_Freeper

All this is just in time for the new school year!


9 posted on 09/02/2009 1:09:06 AM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (THE SECOND AMENDMENT, A MATTER OF FACT, NOT A MATTER OF OPINION)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Disgusting.
Parents, get your children out of the government schools.
The scumbags have taken over.


10 posted on 09/02/2009 1:12:33 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Berlin_Freeper

I pledge to support the zot of your choice,
and the FReepublic for which it stands.


11 posted on 09/02/2009 1:26:16 AM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Bookmark.


12 posted on 09/02/2009 1:30:29 AM PDT by IrishCatholic (No local Communist or Socialist Party Chapter? Join the Democrats, it's the same thing!)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Seriously, all partisanship aside...that thing struck me as positively Orwellian. All it needed was an exhortation to increase production of potatoes at Collective Farm #37. (Busy hands and full bellies, comrade!)

Yeesh.


13 posted on 09/02/2009 1:55:14 AM PDT by DemforBush (Somebody wake me when sanity has returned to the nation.)
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To: Berlin_Freeper
All the children need to be taught is to: Pledge Allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America

Not to Obama or any president.

Good acts and caring for others and the land is something they should be taught at home, in church, or by family. Morals are learned at home and at church and by example.

Morals cannot be dictated.

I pledge not to let Obama dictate how I feel or what I want to do for others or how my children or grandchildren feel. I pledge to teach them myself.

14 posted on 09/02/2009 2:02:58 AM PDT by CitizenM ("An excuse is worse than an lie, because an excuse is a lie hidden." Pope John Paul, II)
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To: denydenydeny
My favorite part is “I pledge to be of service to Barack Obama.” EXCUSE ME? You work for us, Mr. President, not the other way around

Yes; and an escapable fact; we know; for Obama,Inc.

You work for us, Mr.President; You work for us, Mr. President; You work for us, Mr. President. . .

Do we need to make this a 'mantra' or what? The absolute continuum of conceit being played out by this power-mongering 'President-who-would-be-king' should have EVERY citizent by now; wide/wide awake! Eyes wide shut made a thing of the past.

Lines need to be drawn; Obama cannot continue to effortlessly violate our Constitution and our citizenry! Am sure; his address to 'nations school children' on Sept. 8; another 'unprecedented occasion' inflicted upon us; will not be a one-time event.

Would bet; in time; after we are told that Obama's 'educational reach out' has had a such a positive impact on our youth. . .we will find that he has inserted himself into America's 'classroom' on a regular basis.

STOP; keep your children home next week; and let schools know; you do not intend to be exposed to this propagandizing Obama effort. And yes; tell these schools; School Boards. . .P.T.O.'s; that this propagandizing video needs to be returned to the White House; stamped 'Not Deliverable'.

15 posted on 09/02/2009 2:03:31 AM PDT by cricket ('Don't bow for me . . Obama ' (America'sorry' President))
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To: Berlin_Freeper

According to Drudge Obama will be addressing all the school students on Sept 8.
I tried to pull up the speech on line but Firefox wouldn’t display it properly.


16 posted on 09/02/2009 2:04:24 AM PDT by vanilla swirl
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To: Berlin_Freeper

17 posted on 09/02/2009 2:13:31 AM PDT by Recovering_Democrat
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Animal Farm: Boxer’s maxims “I will work harder” & “Napoleon (Obama?) is always right”


18 posted on 09/02/2009 2:55:45 AM PDT by tophat9000 (Obama plans to fix America like he fixed his dog)
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To: All
"I PLEDGE TO BE A SERVANT TO MY PRESIDENT!"

HOLY

19 posted on 09/02/2009 2:58:07 AM PDT by rlmorel (Mary Jo Kopechne is now available for comment.-August 25, 2009)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

For later zombification


20 posted on 09/02/2009 3:00:19 AM PDT by Dmitry Vukicevich
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To: All

Folks, this is a watershed change. I am stunned after seeing this.

And they are showing this to kids, little kids? And OUR tax dollars PAID for this?

Even if it was privately produced and distributed, there is NO way this thing should be shown to school kids!

This is appalling.


21 posted on 09/02/2009 3:01:39 AM PDT by rlmorel (Mary Jo Kopechne is now available for comment.-August 25, 2009)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

How can we get this more exposure on FR?

How do things get over to the sidebar? Hits?


22 posted on 09/02/2009 3:02:51 AM PDT by rlmorel (Mary Jo Kopechne is now available for comment.-August 25, 2009)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

That’s one bizarre video.


23 posted on 09/02/2009 3:07:24 AM PDT by Moonman62 (The issue of whether cheap labor makes America great should have been settled by the Civil War.)
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To: Ron C.

I will never and I mean NEVER vote for another school levie again as long as I live.


24 posted on 09/02/2009 3:49:48 AM PDT by crazyotto
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To: Berlin_Freeper
Obama Campaign Propaganda Video Exploiting Very Young Children


25 posted on 09/02/2009 3:50:30 AM PDT by SkyPilot
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Those arrogant women look freakishly fake. The faces of change, courtesy of plastic surgery. Just more of self-deluded Hollyweird and its manufactured reality.


26 posted on 09/02/2009 4:09:05 AM PDT by Ezekiel (The Obama-nation began with the Inauguration of Desolation.)
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To: Berlin_Freeper
I tried to watch it but it became nauseating.

I pledge to work in my own best self-interest with respect for others doing the same. I pledge to make sure I don't impose my needs on others as an obligation for other free men to support me. I pledge to make my own way, lawfully and responsibly and never to bow to a leader, kneel to a prince or submit to a yoke.

I further pledge to practice, practice, practice so as to achieve tighter groups at 50, 100 and 250 yards.

27 posted on 09/02/2009 4:11:41 AM PDT by muir_redwoods (Buck Ofama!!)
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To: Berlin_Freeper
Just WOW! That was straight out of the Castro Playbook.
28 posted on 09/02/2009 4:12:10 AM PDT by tobyhill (Obama wants to pull the plug on grandma)
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To: SkyPilot
That video is just plain creepy.
29 posted on 09/02/2009 4:17:16 AM PDT by tobyhill (Obama wants to pull the plug on grandma)
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To: Eaker

Ping for later distribution.


30 posted on 09/02/2009 4:42:55 AM PDT by Eaker (If you have a problem and If explosives are an option then explosives are THE answer.)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

“I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.”

That’s the only pledge that I took when in grade school.


31 posted on 09/02/2009 4:49:09 AM PDT by muddler
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To: Berlin_Freeper; dynachrome
Poll at link.


32 posted on 09/02/2009 4:57:53 AM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: Eaker; Squantos; hiredhand; NFHale; mojitojoe; RushIsMyTeddyBear

nauseating ‘i pledge’ vid shown in schools...


33 posted on 09/02/2009 5:16:31 AM PDT by Gilbo_3 (Luke 22:36...Trust in the Lord...=...LiveFReeOr Die...)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Stay vigilant, folks.


34 posted on 09/02/2009 5:20:56 AM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (“During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act.” -George Orwell)
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To: divine_moment_of_facts

Is this what Obama is presenting on September 8 nation-wide?


35 posted on 09/02/2009 5:22:45 AM PDT by cookcounty ("Education is not the filling of a bucket, but the lighting of a fire." ---Yeats)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

VERY disturbing is what I think!


36 posted on 09/02/2009 5:26:43 AM PDT by Sharondownunderinnz
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To: Berlin_Freeper
In addition to the 'be of service' and 'to serve' our President'. Please note it takes two; to get to the 'neighborly' thing. 'I pledge to meet my neighbors'; next cut. . .'to find out their names'. . .said with a 'downward hand thrust'.

Subtext: if these neighbors are not on board with THIS program; they will be in big trouble.

We know this White House; made recently; a 'neighborly outreach'; think this is the same innocently couched MO. And just as frightening and 'foreboding'. They are getting to the 'heart of the matter'; embedding their agenda in Pop Culture milieu; where it will find hearts/minds and eventually 'legs'.

37 posted on 09/02/2009 5:32:44 AM PDT by cricket ('Don't bow for me . . Obama ' (America'sorry' President))
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To: cricket; Berlin_Freeper
p.s. of sorts per last post. . .

'said with a downward hand thrust' - and offered not by some sweet young thing; but a even-footed; solid-body male. (Just think the choice of the messenger here;carries it own message as well).

38 posted on 09/02/2009 5:36:35 AM PDT by cricket ('Don't bow for me . . Obama ' (America'sorry' President))
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To: tet68

I do solemnly swear (pledge) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic


39 posted on 09/02/2009 5:37:06 AM PDT by joshhiggins
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To: tet68

I do solemnly swear (pledge) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic


40 posted on 09/02/2009 5:37:28 AM PDT by joshhiggins
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To: joshhiggins

It bears repeating.


41 posted on 09/02/2009 5:38:12 AM PDT by joshhiggins
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To: Lancey Howard; dixiechick2000; Travis McGee

that is not true everywhere

our oldest son has been in two fights in one week at his new school with misguided wannabes whose rich parents let them watch the wrong TV channels (thug)

we had a nice sitdown with his principal yesterday

we spoke candidly, she is EXACTLY like us...could even be a freeper

Christian, Conservative, Patriot, Hunting family, Attractive and doing what she can.

it made my wife cry..she was so happy

They do Pledge of Allegiance, Boy scouts on campus, Christmas Music party, hunting pics on walls and so forth...sure it’s not like when I was a boy but it’s better than where we left from where the parents were all overeducated genX and y leftist ignorants

if the women preen over their sinuous triceps then you know there is a problem in that school


42 posted on 09/02/2009 5:44:47 AM PDT by wardaddy
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To: Gilbo_3

I, Eaker, do solemnly swear, or affirm, that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion, so help me God.


43 posted on 09/02/2009 6:07:42 AM PDT by Eaker (If you have a problem and If explosives are an option then explosives are THE answer.)
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To: Berlin_Freeper
This video opens with an Image of Obama. . .

yes; the image created by the little Marxist Shepard Fairie; and one; 'fashioned' after the iconic image of Marxist revolutionary; Che Guevara. Obama image used here; rather than identifying an authentic Obama; instead links to the 'Obama iconic' as well.

While some of these people (many actually - and by necessity for success of this video - are pop culture 'icons' themselves) and they no doubt believe; they are actually being patriotic here. NO question; as well; that ALL sharing 'the pledge' in this video, are no more than useful idiots

Speaking of 'patriotic'; did I miss somehow; an America Flag? Even one on a tee shirt?(Could not miss the one with the Obama logo on it. . .)

44 posted on 09/02/2009 6:09:57 AM PDT by cricket ('Don't bow for me . . Obama ' (America'sorry' President))
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Ping for later viewing


45 posted on 09/02/2009 6:11:22 AM PDT by EnigmaticAnomaly ("Mantra of the left: 'It's only okay when WE do it.'")
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To: Berlin_Freeper

“She acknowledges she was wrong and apologizes for it and says she’s sorry,” Williams said.”

sorry she got caught is all.


46 posted on 09/02/2009 6:19:36 AM PDT by dynachrome (I am Jim Thompson!)
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To: Berlin_Freeper; 2ndDivisionVet; A knight without armor; Alexander Rubin; all the best; ...
Thanks to TheOldLady for the ping.
Look for and object to this marxist propaganda in your school. 35% think it is ok. I fear for this country.

FREEP THIS POLL ***PING!*** FRmail me if you want to be added or removed from the Fearless Poll-Freeping Freepers Ping list. And be sure to ping me to any polls that need Freepin', if I miss them. (looks like a medium volume list) (gordongekko909, founder of the pinglist, stays on the list until his ghost signs up for the list)

47 posted on 09/02/2009 6:22:18 AM PDT by dynachrome (I am Jim Thompson!)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

9:35 AM

Total Votes = 305
Yes? 37.70 %
No 62.29 %

Unfortunately, this poll is in a conservative area of the country. Results elsewhere might not be as reassuring.


48 posted on 09/02/2009 6:36:44 AM PDT by Albion Wilde ("A cultural problem cannot be solved with a political solution." -- Selwyn Duke)
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To: holdonnow

P I N G


49 posted on 09/02/2009 6:38:32 AM PDT by TornadoAlley3 (Obama is everything Oklahoma is not.)
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To: Berlin_Freeper
Wow! "I pledge my allegiance to Obama??????"

A bunch of Hollywood airheads mixing in some noble ideals with typical Liberal crap and adding in a bunch of propaganda for Obama...very disturbing...and very much to be expected.

I pledge....to flush twice as often, to drive fast and burn more gasoline, to drive when I could walk, to keep my air conditioning on...I pledge to consume more products that come in plastic containers and to always use plastic shopping bags....
50 posted on 09/02/2009 6:39:14 AM PDT by Sudetenland (Slow to anger but terrible in vengence...such is the character of the American people.)
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