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And was Bush's speech accompanied by pro-Bush curriculum? No.

Were instructors directed to lead the discussion by asking values-clarification questions like "what exactly does 'civic duty' and 'responsibility' mean to you?" "What do you think your President is asking of you?" "How do you think you can help President Obama?" No

Did Bush ask the kids to pick out inspirational phrases from his speech and plaster them on the walls? No.

This is entirely different, and entirely dictatorial. Bush's speech was "don't fry your brain on drugs."

8 posted on 09/03/2009 12:51:11 PM PDT by I'm ALL Right! (I love the Bill of Rights. Is that extremist?)
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nice points


9 posted on 09/03/2009 1:20:09 PM PDT by blueyon (It is worth taking a stand even if you are standing alone!)
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"How do you think you can help President Obama?"

[This is a 'smart ass' citation {grin}]

If this was in 1991, I think Obama was a fresh young Harvard graduated lawyer getting ready to start teaching Law at University of Chicago and probably doing a bit of community organization. The idea that he would be president within 18 years is one of the unlikeliest events of this political generation.

As for Bush'41, I just can't see him asking school kids to do anything but helping themselves. It takes a bit of a crass mind-set to focus it all on THE LEADER.

10 posted on 09/03/2009 1:57:37 PM PDT by SES1066 (Cycling to conserve, Conservative to save, Saving to Retire, will Retire to Cycle.)
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