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Here's Pied Piper Obama's speech to kids

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September

Maybe President Obama would have talked to school kids about the glories of Bill Ayers, collectivism and government-run auto companies, had not state GOP Chairman Jim Greer spoken up last week ("Now that school is back in session, President Obama has turned to American's children to spread his liberal lies, indoctrinating American's youngest children before they have a chance to decide for themselves."). Here are the president's remarks as prepared for delivery tomorrow:

...Some of you might not have those advantages. Maybe you don’t have adults in your life who give you the support that you need. Maybe someone in your family has lost their job, and there’s not enough money to go around. Maybe you live in a neighborhood where you don’t feel safe, or have friends who are pressuring you to do things you know aren’t right. 

But at the end of the day, the circumstances of your life – what you look like, where you come from, how much money you have, what you’ve got going on at home – that’s no excuse for neglecting your homework or having a bad attitude. That’s no excuse for talking back to your teacher, or cutting class, or dropping out of school. That’s no excuse for not trying. 
Where you are right now doesn’t have to determine where you’ll end up. No one’s written your destiny for you. Here in America, you write your own destiny. You make your own future. 

[Last modified: Thursday, September 9, 2010 3:16pm]

    

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