School shows ‘I Pledge’ (to serve Obama) video

In a 2009 video called “I Pledge,” celebrities promise to do good works, “be the change” and support President Obama. A little more than three minutes in, Demi Moore says: “I pledge to be a servant to our president.” Hudson, Wisconsin parents complained when the video was shown to middle-school students on “Peace One Day.”

Middle School Principal Dan Koch apologized to students the next day.

“The ‘I Pledge’ video we viewed yesterday included some messages about serving President Barack Obama. . . . The video conveyed a message that people serve the presidency when in fact our elected officials serve the people.”

Peace One Day — Sept. 21 — is “an annual day of global unity, a day of intercultural cooperation on a scale that humanity has never known.”

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  1. Richard Aubrey says:

    “on a scale humanity has never known”
    Seems kind of a stretch.

  2. Sonysunshine says:

    What sort of scale are we talking about here? Without a definition, I can assume the smallest scale ever known, or the craziest, or most alien. That statement might be the most hyperbolic one I have never known.

  3. Richard Aubrey says:

    Like to know what these clowns were thinking. Try it and hope not to get caught? Didn’t see the problem? Didn’t preview the thing?
    I’ll take number one, Alex.

    • Richard Aubrey says:

      What is it with this thing?
      Anyway, a correction would be in order, directed at the kids. Not merely an apology for getting busted directed at the adults.

    • Mark Roulo says:

      I’d take #2: “Didn’t see the problem? “.
      A mindset that we are subjects, not citizens.