Obama’s address to students encourages discipline

“If you quit on school – you’re quitting on your country,” President Barack Obama said in an address to America’s schoolchildren yesterday afternoon.

I’m not sure if I missed the part where Obama brainwashed America’s schoolchildren, but it sounded like a pretty inspirational speech, even for college students. 

Since the idea of Obama’s address to school kids became news, controversy broke over whether he was going to push the White House agenda. Since when did the President of the United States speaking to the nation’s youth become a problem? I say get over it folks; he won and he really is the president.

Even former First Lady Laura Bush said, “There is a place for the president of the U.S. to speak to schoolchildren.”

I think this is the first time the former White House agreed with the present. Finally a republican that gets it!

In his speech, Obama encouraged students to remain faithful to fulfilling their responsibilities. He told of how he too struggled with learning and made some bad choices he wished he had not.

“Even when you’re struggling, even when you’re discouraged…don’t ever give up on yourself…the story of America isn’t about people who quit when things got tough. It’s about people who kept going,” he said during his 15-minute address in a Virginia high school.

As a new and fresh president, Obama kept it real.

“What you look like, where you come from, how much money you have…none of that is an excuse for neglecting your homework or having a bad attitude in school…talking back to your teacher or cutting class…,” he continued.

Obama set the record straight; he told students, “you can’t let your failures define you, you have to let your failures teach you.”

Now that’s a message America’s youth needed to hear.