Ms. Carney-Nunes touring the nation teaching kids Obama songs

I seldom jump on a news story that is less then 48 hours old, mainly because it takes some time for the facts to come out and things to become more clear.  I have some issues with what The Jamestown Project is doing in public schools for K-3 kids.  It sounds innocent enough on the surface, teaching kids about politics and using songs to help them learn.  Ms. Carney-Nunes has gotten into some bad press by posting a video of New Jersey kids singing a couple of odes to our President.  She has since taken down the video but as we all know about information in this Internet age, nothing really every dies, the video is here 
 
Again, this all seems innocent enough on the surface.  The Jamestown Project is stated as: a diverse action-oriented think tank of new leaders who reach across boundaries and generations to make democracy real.  Founded and operated primarily by people of color and women, The Jamestown Project consists of scholars, activists, and communities who use five broad strategies to achieve our mission:  generating new ideas; promoting meaningful public conversations and engagement; cultivating new leaders; formulating political strategy and public policy; and using cutting-edge communications techniques that reach a broad public.  Ms. Carney-Nunes is listed as the Sr. Vice President of the organization and is the author of the book "I Am Barack Obama", she is also a Harvard classmate of Obama.  She toured the nation in the spring of this year as part of the Brand Nu Words educational tour, hitting 6 cities and conducting politically oriented workshops for kids k-5, again not all that alarming.
 
It was he video and audio that grabbed my attention.  School is a place to learn fundamental lesson plans like reading, writing, math, science, and yes history.  However it is the job of the parents to teach values, beliefs, and views.  Yes, it is important to expose children to opposing views and philosphies, however that should be left up to the parents to judge when and where the kids are ready for this as they know their children and their ability to understand complex ideas far better then teachers.  The defense of the left is stating that actions like this have ‘been going on forever’, well, I never remember learning any songs abour Ford, Carter, or Reagan.  The problem is with the second of the two songs, for 2 main reasons.  First, the song is sung to the tune of Battle Hymn of the Republic, which according to liberals is illegal to sing in a public school because it mentions God.  Second, the lyrics and wording is praising Obama as a savior type figure to be exalted in demigod like fashion, similar to both Kim-Ils in North Korea and even Hitler by the Hitler Youth.  Lastly is the notion he has accomplished more thus far then any other president in history, see line # 2.  The only things I know of him doing are signing SCHIP, Cash for Clunkers, Broader anti-discrimination legislation and spending more then ALL previous administration COMBINED!  I am not equating Obama, who had absolutely nothing to do with the song or the people pushing it, just saying that the fashion is similar and distrubingly so and those who are doing this know that – or at least they should.  The lyrics were written by Carney-Nunes, taught across schools during her workshops and sung with copies of her book "I Am Barack Obama" on an eisel in near homage settings.  As a parent this disturbs me, not because of the liberal slant, ideology, or message but because parents were not informed or asked for permission to participate before the events, and were not even aware until it became news just this month!  As a parent I would like to explain to my daughter why she was asked to sing such a song, what it ment and why it should be sung, or to deny that right if she were unable to understand such concepts.
 
The two sogs are not that inflamitory, but the second is approaching the line of elevating Obama to a cult like status that is only seen in totalitarian countries where kids are brainwashed by schools.  We all know the liberals have taken over the school system since the 1960’s, that is why national test scores peaked in 1963 and have fallen since then, due to dumbing down of the lesson plans.  We know they have pushed aggressively to get prayer, the Pledge of Alligance, and any ideas encompassing religion out of schools.  We know this, but now we are seeing them allow people and organizations come in and do things like this, which was never done under Bush’s 8 years in office, and get away with it for over 6 months.  This is where the trouble comes in.  For those interested in the lyrics…
 
Song no. 1: Song no. 2
Mm, mmm, mm! Hello, Mr. President we honor you today!
Barack Hussein Obama For all your great accomplishments, we all doth say “hooray!"
He said that all must lend a hand Hooray, Mr. President! You’re number one!
To make this country strong again The first black American to lead this great nation!
Mmm, mmm, mm! Hooray, Mr. President we honor your great plans
Barack Hussein Obama To make this country’s economy number one again!
He said we must be fair today Hooray Mr. President, we’re really proud of you!
Equal work means equal pay And we stand for all Americans under the great Red, White, and Blue!
Mmm, mmm, mm! So continue —- Mr. President we know you’ll do the trick
Barack Hussein Obama So here’s a hearty hip-hooray —-
He said that we must take a stand Hip, hip hooray!
To make sure everyone gets a chance         Hip, hip hooray!
Mmm, mmm, mm! Hip, hip hooray!
Barack Hussein Obama
He said red, yellow, black or white
All are equal in his sight
Mmm, mmm, mm!
Barack Hussein Obama
Yes!
Mmm, mmm, mm
Barack Hussein Obama

 

Oh, and one last item, just for fun.  With the Acorn fallout still going strong and ACORN now sueing O’Keeffe over the video, why aren’t the same liberal groups going out of their way as aggressively and as threatening against Ms. Carney-Nunes for dissemenating video of minors without prior written consent from the parents, school board, and school administrators?  Smells a lot like a liberal double standard to me, of course I am just another crack pot right wing extremist radical who is bent on hatred and racism to know any better.

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One Response to Ms. Carney-Nunes touring the nation teaching kids Obama songs

  1. john says:

    The local schoolboard has deserted the schools….let big brother do it for they are too lazy.

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