Public School Children Replace Anthem Words With Praises to Barack Hussein Obama

This was filmed around June 19, 2009 at the B. Bernice Young Elementary School in Burlington, NJ.

Barack Hussein Obama
He said that all must lend a hand
To make this country strong again
Mmm, mmm, mm!

Barack Hussein Obama
He said we must be clear today
Equal work means equal pay
Mmm, mmm, mm!

Barack Hussein Obama
He said that we must take a stand
To make sure everyone gets a chance
Mmm, mmm, mm!

Barack Hussein Obama
He said Red, Yellow, Black or White
All are equal in his sight Mmm, mmm, mm!

Hello Mr. President, we honor you today, for all your great accomplishments we all must sing hooray! Hooray Mr. President, you’re number 1! The first black American to lead this great nation. Hooray Mr. President we honor your great plans to make this economy number one again! Hooray Mr. President we’re really proud of you and you stand for all _________ red white and blue. So 3 cheers for Mr. President for all you do is great! So here is _________ President. Hip Hip Hooray, Hip, Hip! Hooray! Hip Hip Hooray!”

These are public school children, singing not in praise of the country, or praise for the office, but praise for the man, AND for his policies.  This is indoctrination.

When parents stood up and said they would not stand by while their children were dragged into participation in Barack Obama’s cult of personality, who was overreacting?

—Beetle Blogger

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  1. VotingFemale said,

    September 24, 2009 at 8:25 am

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  2. Delirious said,

    September 24, 2009 at 9:28 am

    My understanding is that each teacher was supposed to find a way to apply the televised speech that Obama made to the school children. I guess this is the way these teachers dealt with it. I have to admit that it reminds me a little too much of the chanting done for chairman Mao….

  3. Richard said,

    September 24, 2009 at 10:09 am

    Political Sloganeering- “Equal work gets equal pay!”

    Obama/Jesus comparisons- “Red and yellow; black and white…they are equal in his sight.” (Him being Obama). These lyrics may sound familiar to Sunday school alumni.

    Forced fawning- “Hello Mr. President, we honor you today! … Hooray Mr. President, you are number one!”

    Unlike the infamous “Sing for Change” video that made the rounds during the campaign, this clip appears to have been shot in an actual school, presumably during instruction time. No matter how you slice it, this spectacle is totally inappropriate.

    thoughts from Guy Benson’s blog:

  4. Debra said,

    September 24, 2009 at 11:48 am

    Thanks be to God we homeschool!

  5. sarah said,

    September 24, 2009 at 12:28 pm

    Perhaps this is less an indication of some sneaky, deliberate nationwide attempt to brainwash children into worshipping Obama as it is an example of how stupid or inappropriate or just human some teachers can be. Which is why my family homeschools!

  6. Setting it straight said,

    September 24, 2009 at 2:16 pm

    FYI:The Anthem is not the Star Spangled Banner – National Anthem, but the Battle Hymn of the Republic

  7. Richard said,

    September 24, 2009 at 2:49 pm

    Praise Obama! No matter what the tune, it’s still twisted…
    1. a song, as of praise, devotion, or patriotism: the national anthem of Spain; our college anthem.
    2. a piece of sacred vocal music, usually with words taken from the Scriptures.
    3. a hymn sung alternately by different sections of a choir or congregation.

  8. beetlebabee said,

    September 24, 2009 at 2:54 pm

    Sarah, I wish I could really believe that this was some fluke thing, but this worshipful attitude toward the man just keeps popping up. No doubt the teacher felt it and didn’t see it as anything untoward, but take a step back and consider a moment…. it’s not really appropriate for teachers to be inserting their political leanings into the curriculum. Especially not in elementary school.

  9. Richard said,

    September 24, 2009 at 2:58 pm

    oh, absolutely. This charasmatic hold he has on people comes out in all kinds of instances. Take this little beauty for example:

  10. September 24, 2009 at 3:04 pm

    I am honestly stunned by this. Truly stunned. I felt as if I had gone through a time warp and emerged to see some other America and was horrified to find how much it had changed. It was truly a “Planet of the Apes” experience. I am at a complete loss over this, other than to say, Lord have mercy. Christ have mercy. Lord have mercy.

  11. Sally said,

    September 24, 2009 at 3:54 pm

    Elementary School Students Taught to Sing Praises of President Obama
    Nearly 20 young children are captured in an online video as they sing songs that overflow with campaign slogans and praise for “Barack Hussein Obama,” as they repeatedly chant the president’s name and celebrate his accomplishments.

    The superintendent of a New Jersey school where students were videotaped being taught to sing the praises of President Obama issued a statement Thursday saying the taping was unauthorized, but failed to address whether the the lesson — taught durnig Black History Month — was approved.

    A YouTube video shows nearly 20 young children being led in a song overflowing with campaign slogans and praise for “Barack Hussein Obama,” repeatedly chanting the president’s name and celebrating his accomplishments, including his “great plans” to “make this country’s economy No. 1 again.”

    The video has set off families in Burlington, N.J., who say that politics shouldn’t be forced on young students.

    “This video is disturbing,” said a grandparent named Sandy, who spoke on the condition that her last name not be noted. “I’m disturbed that someone can give their political opinions in school like this. I’m dead-set against it.

    “We don’t teach politics in pre-school — or kindergarten or first grade,” said Sandy, who told she has two grandchildren attending B. Bernice Young Elementary School, where the video was filmed. “This has no place in the classroom. It may have been the opinion of one or two, and someone should pay the consequences for it.”

    School officials said Thursday the students were “singing a song about President Obama” in February “to honor the contributions of African Americans to our country.”

    “The recording and distribution of the class activity were unauthorized,” wrote Christopher M. Manno, superintendent of Burlington Township School District, in a statement to parents.

    One song that the children were taught quotes directly from the spiritual “Jesus Loves the Little Children,” though Jesus’ name is replaced with Obama’s: “He said red, yellow, black or white/All are equal in his sight. Barack Hussein Obama.”

    Another lyric touts a fair-pay bill Obama signed in January: “He said we must be clear today/Equal work means equal pay.”

    The author of the songs is unknown, but a woman — possibly a teacher — can be heard in the beginning of the video correcting and helping a student who has forgotten the words. Another woman, the person holding the camera, cheers the students on: “All right,” she says. “I like that.”

    Click here to see the full lyrics to both songs.

    “Alteredbeat,” the YouTube user who posted the video on the Internet, told that the video was first put online by Charisse Carney-Nunes, an activist and author of the children’s book “I Am Barack Obama,” which her Web site says “allows children to see themselves through the inspirational story of President Obama.” Carney-Nunes has been promoting the book during visits to schools on the east coast.

    A poster for the book can been seen near the stage of the auditorium in the video of Bernice Young Elementary, but it is unclear whether Carney-Nunes had visited the school or was present during the filming.

    “Alteredbeat” told that he reached out to Carney-Nunes, who insisted that the program had been filmed in June as part of a Father’s Day tribute to President Obama. “The kids made up the songs on their own,” she wrote, according to the YouTube user.

    “Alteredbeat” originally posted the video Sept. 6, two days before Obama made an address to the nation’s schoolchildren in which he praised the American education system as the best in the world and urged students to stay in school.

    “At the end of the day, we can have the most dedicated teachers, the most supportive parents, and the best schools in the world,” Obama said.

  12. Sally said,

    September 24, 2009 at 4:05 pm

    oh, and this one came up today too!

  13. rene said,

    September 24, 2009 at 4:46 pm

    Did you see Glenn Beck’s take?

  14. Euripides said,

    September 25, 2009 at 3:22 pm

    This just makes me vomit. If this crap had come out during Bush’ term, there’d be blood flowing in the streets.

  15. beetlebabee said,

    September 25, 2009 at 6:43 pm

    It is interesting to think about the differences in how the media treats one ideological presidency vs. another. Is there any doubt of bias? I think not.

  16. Thomas Jefferson said,

    September 27, 2009 at 3:06 pm

    “equal work means equal pay” sung to children, now children do you know who stalin and lenin are?, listen to your teachers children don’t form your own opinions, don’t think for yourself, only listen to obama, obama….sway to the sweet rythm…

    – the free world is already doomed…

  17. marcey said,

    September 29, 2009 at 3:31 am

    So, if any other person said: lend a hand, make the country strong, be clear, equal work means equal pay, take a stand, everyone gets a chance, yellow black or white we are all equal, the true fact that he IS the first black man to take the Presidential office—like Bush was the first known alcoholic and cocaine abuser, and that Obama wants to make plans to make the economy better, this makes the song a song of brainwashing? If those specific points are being told to my children and others–I would be thrilled!!! I cannot see one thing wrong with the specifics they speak of. But your PURATINCAL, frighten, one minded, judging, intolerant, and stupid illogical thinking can make something innocent something dirty—much like what the interpretations of the words of the bible have been doing for years. ROck on people who love to state facts and wish goodwill upon their nation!

  18. marcey said,

    September 29, 2009 at 3:33 am

    As so many of you will point out the words I spelled incorrectly, rather than confront the words I said—pardon my mistakes, but I was so angry and so disgusted my fingers moved faster than my thoughts.

  19. beetlebabee said,

    September 29, 2009 at 7:22 am

    Marcey, spelling snafus happen to all of us, no worries. I understand that there are many people who have many opinions about their presidents, myself included. I have no problem with children singing about the nation, the country and the president in that context. The problem I have is the adoration they’re promoting for the man, and his policies. That’s different. If you were to turn this around and have the children singing a song about oil and how George Bush was the greatest thing that ever happened to this nation and that his war policies were going to save us all etc. would you feel the same?

    Personally, I may feel that way about president Bush, but I still don’t think it’s appropriate to talk about his policies in such an adoring way in school where children are too young to differentiate. That’s what makes this propaganda.

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