I would vote for him

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  1. d1

    d1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 9, 2009
    sorry if its been posted here before

    This guy should run for President. I'll vote for him!
    > This should go out to all our schools. .
    > High School principal
    > We watched Dennis Prager of Colorado , along with Sara Palin and Tom Brokaw on TV a couple of weeks ago....what a dynamic, down to earth speaker. Even though Palin and Brokaw were also guest speakers they did little but nod and agree with him. This is the guy that should be running for President in 2012!
    > A Speech Every American High School Principal
    > Should Give..... By Dennis Prager.
    > To the students and faculty of our high school:
    > I am your new principal, and honored to be so. There is no greater calling than to teach young people.
    > I would like to apprise you of some important changes coming to our school. I am making these changes because I am convinced that most of the ideas that have dominated public education in America have worked
    > against you, against your teachers and against our country.
    > First, this school will no longer honor race or ethnicity. I could not care less if your racial makeup is black, brown, red, yellow or white. I could not care less if your origins are African, Latin American, Asian or European, or if your ancestors arrived here on the Mayflower or on slave ships. The only identity I care about, the only one this school will recognize, is your individual identity -- your character,
    > your scholarship, your humanity. And the only national identity this school will care about is American.
    > This is an American public school, and American public schools were created to make better Americans. If you wish to affirm an ethnic, racial or religious identity through school, you will have to go elsewhere. We will end all ethnicity, race and non-American nationality-based celebrations. They undermine the motto of America,
    > one of its three central values -- e pluribus Unum, "from many, one."
    > And this school will be guided by America 's values. This includes all after-school clubs. I will not authorize clubs that divide students based on any identities. This includes race, language, religion, sexual orientation or whatever else may become in vogue in a society divided by political correctness.
    > Your clubs will be based on interests and passions, not blood, ethnic, racial or other physically defined ties. Those clubs just cultivate narcissism -- an unhealthy preoccupation with the self -- while the purpose of education is to get you to think beyond yourself. So we will have clubs that transport you to the wonders and glories of art, music, astronomy, languages you do not already speak, carpentry and more. If the only extracurricular activities you can imagine being interested in are those based on ethnic, racial or sexual identity, that means that little outside of yourself really interests you.
    > Second, I am uninterested in whether English is your native language. My only interest in terms of language is that you leave this school speaking and writing English as fluently as possible. The English language has united America 's citizens for over 200 years, and it will unite us at this school. It is one of the indispensable reasons this country of immigrants has always come to be one country. And if you leave this school without excellent English language skills, I would be remiss in my duty to ensure that you will be prepared to successfully compete in the American job market. We will learn other languages here -- it is deplorable that most Americans only speak English --but if you want classes taught in your native language rather than in English, this is not your school.
    > Third, because I regard learning as a sacred endeavor, everything in this school will reflect learning's elevated status. This means, among other things, that you and your teachers will dress accordingly. Many people in our society dress more formally for Hollywood events than for church or school. These people have their priorities backward. Therefore, there will be a formal dress code at this school.
    > Fourth, no obscene language will be tolerated anywhere on this school's property -- whether in class, in the hallways or at athletic events. If you can't speak without using the f-word, you can't speak. By obscene language I mean the words banned by the Federal Communications
    > Commission, plus epithets such as "chickenlover," even when used by one black student to address another black, or "grump," even when addressed by a girl to a girlfriend. It is my intent that by the time you leave this school, you will be among the few your age to instinctively distinguish
    > between the elevated and the degraded, the holy and the obscene.
    > Fifth, we will end all self-esteem programs. In this school, self-esteem will be attained in only one way -- the way people attained it until decided otherwise a generation ago -- by earning it. One immediate consequence is that there will be one valedictorian, not eight.
    > Sixth, and last, I am reorienting the school toward academics and away from politics and propaganda. No more time will be devoted to scaring you about
    > smoking and caffeine, or terrifying you about sexual
    > harassment or global warming. No more semesters will be devoted to condom wearing and teaching you to regard sexual relations as only or primarily a health issue. There will be no more attempts to convince you that you are a victim because you are not white, or not male, or not heterosexual or not Christian. We will have failed if any one of you graduates this school and does not consider him or herself inordinately lucky -- to be alive and to be an American.
    > Now, please stand and join me in the Pledge of Allegiance to the flag of our country. As many of you do not know the words, your teachers will hand them out to you.
  2. the Pollo Loco

    the Pollo Loco Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 27, 2009
    Santa Cruz,CA
    yep!! [​IMG]
  3. Okla-doodle-doo

    Okla-doodle-doo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 8, 2008
  4. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

    May 19, 2008
    Western MA
  5. froggie71

    froggie71 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 18, 2009
    Shamong, NJ
    Love everything he had to say! [​IMG]
  6. PotterWatch

    PotterWatch My Patronus is a Chicken

    Apr 22, 2008
    This has been posted before and I would guess the thread ended up getting closed. For the most part, I do not agree with the sentiments put forth. It is very close-minded and one-sided.
  7. punk-a-doodle

    punk-a-doodle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 15, 2011
    Yeeah...I'd rather not let this guy near my education (Education: noun- 1. You will act, think, and yes, dress as I say), and definitely not my ballot. It read as one big contradiction to me, and only got better when I then looked up the guy which confirmed all of the suspicions I had. I wasn't too surprised since the general tone was:
    "And let it not be about politics. Now, let me, the political talking head, speak at length about politics for the rest of this imagined grand address". XD
    I also had to raise a brow a bit as this guy, who went on about the evils of being politically correct, then demanded that others be PC.

    Oh, and this:
    "It is my intent that by the time you leave this school, you will be among the few your age to instinctively distinguish
    between the elevated and the degraded, the holy and the obscene."
    I always thought instinctive had a very different meaning than having something ground into you. I think that quote there also let me know just what he means by 'education'.

    But, that's me. People can of course vote for anyone they wish. I mean anyone. I may do a write-in this year. Possibly for the cute old woman who lives up the road. She may end up not having society's best interests at heart...but she makes a mean mint pie.
  8. arabianequine

    arabianequine Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 4, 2010
    Quote:[​IMG] Mint pie? I love anything mint.
  9. punk-a-doodle

    punk-a-doodle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 15, 2011
    Mint pie? I love anything mint.

    You have good taste! Join the mint revolution, comrade. [​IMG]
  10. country lady

    country lady Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 8, 2008
    NW Tennessee
    PotterWatch, I'm curious why you home school and then disagree with the sentiments put forth? It seems to be an opposite viewpoint in that you approve of these schools today yet choose to take your children away from the influence. IMHO, the schools are a mess and something has to change. My grandmother would never believe that some schools today have nurseries or students actually use the "f" word to their teachers. A person doesn't have to agree with Dennis Prager or anyone else to see our schools and society are in crisis. I have only seen Dennis Prager once while surfing so I can't comment on his views.
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