Thursday, September 10, 2009

It's About Respect

We all know that I love me some Obama. I'm just a fan. Plain and simple. Do I always agree with him. Absolutely not. But do I think for the most part he is doing alright. Absolutely! However, as the health care situation heats up I am struggling. Not so much with the debate about it. I see some pros and I see some cons. I can view both sides and agree to disagree about some portions of the plan. However, I'm really struggling with the way this is being handled.

I'm horrified that Joe Wilson actually yelled during President Obama's speech last night. And I'm even more horrified that he called him a liar. Is Joe Wilson entitled to his opinion. Of course he is. Just as you and I are entitled to our opinions. But the way he spoke to the President of the United States is disgusting to me! The office of the President is bigger than one man. It represents much more to me than President Obama. In my opinion disrespecting one President is like disrespecting all Presidents. And Joe Wilson should not have done it.

I also disagree with parents refusing to allow their children to watch President Obama's speech directed towards the students in this country. What lesson did that teach their children? It taught them that if you don't agree with an authority figure you can just ignore them or brush them aside. Shame on you parents! Rather than handle it that way I would have my child watch the speech and then take the time to discuss it with them afterwards. Debate the pros and cons with your child. What a great idea, take an active parenting role with your own child! AMAZING!

It's all about respect for me. I will raise my child to respect those in authority. Does that mean you bow down to them? NO! It means you listen, and if you disagree you do so appropriately. You do not yell, you do not name call, and you do not just ignore them. Funny that we need to be teaching middle aged politicians manners isn't it? Again it's all about respect.

And as a side note. Joe Wilson if you were my son you would have had your mouth slapped for that behavior. No one in this house speaks to anyone that way and they sure as hell won't speak to the President like that! Shame on you, shame on you!

Clickin Mama


jodilee0123 said...

Clickin Mama~ I did not vote for Pres. Obama but I agree with you 100 percent. He is our President and he should be respected. I, too, will teach my children to respect the President of the United States no matter how much I agree or disagree with him or her now and in the future years to come. That's what our country needs. . .is a little more respect. Using the whole "freedom of speech" (in other situations) tactic to be disrespectful is just plain, um, I don't know--immature and definitely disrespectful. Some people will never get it.

Julie said...

Couldn't have said it better myself! I heard that Wilson's democratic opponent raised $400,000 yesterday alone due to Wilson's outburst. :)

ChurchofWrigleyvilleMoms said...

you go Clickin Mama-love the part about slapping Joe Wilson's mouth-you crack me up:)