Skip to comments.Iowa Sixth Graders Beg White House Not to Cancel Tour Due to Sequester (St Paul's Lutheran)
Posted on 03/08/2013 10:04:13 AM PST by drewh
A group of sixth graders from St. Pauls Lutheran School in Waverly, Iowa has turned to the internet to save their school trip to the White House. The children were scheduled to tour the White House on March 16, but their visit was cancelled yesterday along with all other tours of the presidential residence due to staffing reductions caused by the so-called sequester budget cuts that took effect last Friday after lawmakers failed to make a deficit reduction deal. In an effort to muster support and salvage their trip, the school posted a brief video on Facebook featuring a plea from the children.
The White House is our house, please let us visit! the sixth graders say in the clip. According to Christi Line, the principal of St. Pauls Lutheran, the trip is a big event for the children, who are in their final year at the private, Christian school.
This is our first White House trip and wed hoped to make it an annual event, Ms. Line told Politicker in a phone call this evening. This is a new capstone project that we have initiated this year for our sixth grade. Ms. Line said the school was not canceling the field trip and that the students would visit other landmarks, including the U.S. Capitol, where House Speaker John Boehner has vowed public tours will continue in spite of the sequester cuts.
We will still go to D.C., said Ms. Line. We are not canceling our trip because the White House tour will not be accessible to us.
Update (3/7/13 6:57 P.M.): White House Press Secretary Jay Carney responded to the sixth graders video in a briefing with reporters today and described the situation as extremely unfortunate, but unavoidable.
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They made sure the kids got the point.
“Thou shalt not deny thy government the money it demands”
They should visit a real White House of a real President-—George Washington at Mt. Vernon. It’s a quick trip and a great place to visit.The view overlooking the Potomac is much better too.
They should visit a real White House of a real President-”
...100% agreed! AND Mt. Vernon takes no federal funds. It’s funded through donations, so the tour guides etc don’t get involved in revisionist history!
I bet if they were muslim kids from the local mosque they would get their tour.
Some congressional republicans ought to offer tours of the Capitol
I have a relative that goes to St. Paul’s. Suffice to say that Waverly is a little pissed right now.
I despise seeing socialists turn Americans into peasants begging their King Commie for crumbs. It’s so sickening. These kids have no idea how stupid they will look in a decade.
Ahh, what a shame. These poor Christian youngsters won’t get the opportunity to visit and worship in the home of their favorite Christ-hating idol, Bath House Barry.
Sounds about right for the lost foals living in Iowa.