Dear Leader

There is nothing dear about President Bush these days. He is, by all reported accounts, to be seen as less than the President of the United States. Such has been our daily instruction for more than a year.

In our more contemporary instruction, we are inundated with the apparently indisputable fact that not simply is our most pressing crisis the financial crunch afoot, but that the only solution is government assumption of ownership as the remedy.

Yet, as President Bush speaks this morning from the White House addressing the latest government move to infuse liquidity to tight credit markets, cable and broadcast networks carried his words live – except for NBC, who couldn’t bring themselves to break from a dancing Al Roker on the Today Show to afford the President of the United States the attention of their viewers.

George W. Bush is, after all, less than the President of the United States and Al Roker’s massive weight loss is still more important.

But alas, Dear Leader lives regardless.

Racine, Wisconsin 8th grade English students are breaking the crisp bindings of new textbooks, and within the 2008 text is a 15-page tribute to the Coronated One, Dear Leader Barack Obama. Not history textbooks (or, social studies for the contemporary and enlightened among us) but English textbooks. Via Gateway Pundit

My 8th grade son is in an advanced English class at a public middle school here in Racine, Wisconsin. I just found out that my son’s new (copyright 2008) Wisconsin – McDougal Littell Literature book has 15 pages covering Barack Obama.

I was shocked – No John McCain, no Hillary Clinton, no George Bush – Just Barack Obama. I’m wondering how it is that Obama’s story gets put into an 8th grade literature book? It would be one thing, if it was just the tidbit about his boyhood days, but 15 pages, and they talk about his “Life of Service”. Honestly, what has Obama really done to be included in this book? Not only that, but on page 847 there is a photo of Obama at the 2004 Democratic Convention with at least 8 Obama signs in the background! Front & center is an sign.

Now I understand that many teachers are liberals, but does the school have the right to shove Obama down our kid’s throats? All the kids grouped together and read the story. After that, they discussed it… I guess it appears that Obama is planning ahead. If he doesn’t get his coveted Presidency, Obama is going to make sure, that the younger generations know all about him, and his “life of service”.

If we can only get past the nuisance ritual of election, we’ll have no need for priest or president, pastor or principal. We will have Dear Leader, President of The World.

Get up. Get active. Get moving.

Or get ready to cede your liberties and earnings in the spirit of ‘From each according to his ability, to each according to his need.’

I am not ready. Nor will I ever be. For behind the curtain of the redistribution of wealth lies the true ambition of the assumption of central power. Our Constitution protects against the rise of Central governmental power, derived only through its wresting from the individual citizen. But that parchment… It’s a silly thing… To be admired in books and museums for its antiquity and aged appearance. But we need not bother reading it. Or following it.

Update: Welcome, Instapundit readers. And thanks much for lending them, Glenn.

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