The viral Obama video has gotten me quite nervous. The children are literally pledging allegiance to the President.
No one did this for President Bush or for that matter, President Reagan. I commented on another blog and said that it reminded me of "Cabaret", a fine film from 40 years ago.
I stole this video from Theo Spark's Site.
Look, I have no problem with teaching loyalty to our country. I don't remember any teachers being particularly fond with LBJ or Nixon. Or for that matter Ford, and Carter. I do not doubt that my teachers back then were for or against, but they did their jobs and tried to teach us all to be discerning citizens.
I am ok with students being proud of their/our President. The former video is indoctrination.
P.s. I hope to not have anyone invoke "Godwin's Law". I haven't called anyone a National Socialist. I let the Cabaret video do the entertainment.