Beginning at about 1:08, you can hear them chant:
For I, am an Obama scholar.While inspirational talks can be a good thing, this goes beyond that. This chant establishes a government-mandated (this is from a public school) cult of personality about a particular politician. That is anti-democratic and dangerous.
An Obama scholar.
And I will strive to be.
I will achieve. I will be motivated with a positive attitude.
Among the least of the problems, what will happen to these kids' motivation when their government-mandated hero is seen as failing?
Hat tip: GatewayPundit and P/Oed Patriot.
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