Seeing the following guidelines issued by the Department of Education ahead of Obama's upcoming speech to elementary school kids across the nation, I figured out one of the things that really has me creeped out about this adminstration.
Aside from all the social agenda the thing is cramming down kids' throats, there's a line in the last section of the 2nd page, suggesting that teachers encourage students to write letters to themselves about what they can do to help the president.
That's when it hit me...we hear a lot of rhetoric coming out of Washington, but the thing that has me creeped out is that the thread running through it isn't "What can I do to help America" or "What can I do to improve my country." It's "What can I do to help Obama?"
It seems that people are thinking that it's our patriotic duty (even young schoolchildren) to devote our lives to helping him achieve his agenda. Everything seems to boil down to the idea that it's all about him, and that we all need to focus on giving him what he wants. Louis XIV coined the expression "I am the State." It seems like that mindset is coming back into vogue. I can only really remember 8 presidents, but I've I've never seen this kind of cultish mentality before.
My experience has been that other presidents have all seen their job as serving the country. I got to experience that personally from Bush last year. But this guy...he seems to see it the other way around. He's not here to do for us...we're supposed to do for him.