Friday, September 04, 2009
So, President Obama is scheduled to speak to students next week. Cause for panic? Probably not. Do I agree with his stance on most issues? No. Will I encourage Carter to listen to and learn from his speech? Absolutely.
While my views differ from the president's in many cases, I show nothing but support and enthusiasm when discussing such issues with Carter.
Frankly, I'm over the notion to hate Obama simply because I'm a Republican. This very behavior was everpresent during George Bush's two terms and I feel my party is in a frenzy trying to equate the same lack of support.
Our nation is a mess right now. People are struggling on many levels and while I don't think Obama is on the right track to fix our problems, I don't see how making our kids panic over a speech is helping anything. My role as a mother is to raise an independent child fully equipped to think for himself, thus deciding on his own whether our government is succeeding or not. And, you know what? He doesn't care. He's an 8 year old boy. His mind is focused on soccer practice and the Diary of a Wimpy Kid book series. And, I prefer to keep it that way.