President Obama Speaks to Students – But You’d Like to Shut Him Up

Apologies in advance to my more sane-American neighbours – I know not all of you are paranoid, right wing conservatives who fear everything from universal health care to alien invaders, but the you have been the focus of our headlines in Canada today. Shame on you for wanting to ban your own president’s speech in schools. Shame on you for thinking that Obama’s hidden agenda is to indoctrinate your youth into Marxism…
This kind of censorship and paranoia reminds me of, dare I say it, something you might expect from fanatical Islamic groups — you know those people who you imagine are your arch enemies in the world.
News Flash: Fanatics are dangerous and crazy no matter what part of the world they live in or what their religious believes. By tyring to hush the words of your own elected head of state, you are showing a huge amount of disrespect. Besides, where were you when Bush was struggling with the English language?
Censorship, in any form is a ridiculous concept. Why don’t you let your youth read what they want to read, listen to what they want to listen to and then decide for themselves what works for them and what doesn’t.
Oh, and by the way, my 79 year old mother in law just had hip surgery. She waited only two months to go into hospital here in Vancouver where she received excellent care. She even had a private room. Nobody decided she was too old or too useless to society to undergo this operation. She wasn’t secretly subjected to euthanasia or spirited away to be experimented upon. In America, she could never have afforded to even consider hip surgery and she would have spent her “Golden Years,” wincing in pain unable to move off her sofa.
So before you totally trash uni health care, why don’t you get your facts straight.

Ah, that felt good.

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