Much has been said about what kind of teachers we don’t want in public education at this site. But we don’t often think about what kind of teachers we do want. Well, one fine example of the kind of teacher I would like to see employed in my district is Kathleen Lyday of Grandview Elementary School or rather the way she is represented at the letter shown below and presented on Gary Jeff Walker’s page at 700 WLW.
This letter is said to have been sent to President Obama, but as it turns out, it looks to have been falsified—just a wishful dream of conservative leaning patriots yearning for a teacher who has some courage to stand up to modern-day tyranny. Whether it’s a hoax or the truth, the words deserve to be read as they do paint the picture wonderfully of a growing sentiment that is boiling like a volcano about to erupt in America.
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue
Washington, DC 20500
I have had it with you and your administration, sir. Your conduct on your recent trip overseas has convinced me that you are not an adequate representative of the United States of America collectively or of me personally.
You are so obsessed with appeasing the Europeans and the Muslim world that you have abdicated the responsibilities of the President of the United States of America . You are responsible to the citizens of the United States . You are not responsible to the peoples of any other country on earth.
I personally resent that you go around the world apologizing for the United States telling Europeans that we are arrogant and do not care about their status in the world. Sir, what do you think the First World War and the Second World War were all about if not the consideration of the peoples of Europe ? Are you brain-dead? What do you think the Marshall Plan was all about? Do you not understand or know the history of the 20th century?
Where do you get off telling a Muslim country that the United States does not consider itself a Christian country? Have you not read the Declaration of Independence or the Constitution of the United States ? This country was founded on Judeo-Christian ethics and the principles governing this country, at least until you came along, come directly from this heritage. Do you not understand this?
Your bowing to the king of Saudi Arabia is an affront to all Americans. Our President does not bow down to anyone, let alone the king of Saudi Arabia …. You didn’t show Great Britain , our best and one of our oldest allies, the respect they deserve yet you bow down to the king of Saudi Arabia .. How dare you, sir! How dare you!
You can’t find the time to visit the graves of our greatest generation because you don’t want to offend the Germans but make time to visit a mosque in Turkey …… You offended our dead and every veteran when you give the Germans more respect than the people who saved the German people from themselves. What’s the matter with you? I am convinced that you and the members of your administration have the historical and intellectual depth of a mud puddle and should be ashamed of yourselves, all of you.
You are so self-righteously offended by the big bankers and the American automobile manufacturers yet do nothing about the real thieves in this situation, Mr. Dodd, Mr. Frank, Franklin Raines, Jamie Gorelic, the Fannie Mae bonuses, and the Freddie Mac bonuses. What do you intend to do about them? Anything? I seriously doubt it.
What about the U.S. House members passing out $9.1 million in bonuses to their staff members on top of the $2.5 million in automatic pay raises that lawmakers gave themselves? I understand the average House aide got a 17% bonus. I took a 5% cut in my pay to save jobs with my employer. You haven’t said anything about that. Who authorized that? I surely didn’t!
Executives at Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will be receiving $210 million in bonuses over an eighteen-month period, that’s $45 million more than the AIG bonuses. In fact, Fannie and Freddie executives have already been awarded $51 million not a bad take. Who authorized that and why haven’t you expressed your outrage at this group who are largely responsible for the economic mess we have right now?
I resent that you take me and my fellow citizens as brain-dead and not caring about what you idiots do. We are watching what you are doing and we are getting increasingly fed up with all of you.
I also want you to know that I personally find just about everything you do and say to be offensive to every one of my sensibilities. I promise you that I will work tirelessly to see that you do not get a chance to spend two terms destroying my beautiful country.
Ms Kathleen Lyday
Fourth Grade Teacher
Grandview Elementary School
Unfortunately, I do not believe that Kathleen Lyday of Grandview Elementary School wrote the letter seen above, because such a thing would be too good to be true. Instead, reality says that most of the teachers working at Grandview as well as most public schools all across the country have allowed themselves to be divided up into specific bloc voting groups dictated by machine politics and lack the courage to have thoughts of their own. Most likely, Katheleen Lyday will tend to vote the way other women in her age group vote, because she sees herself as “one of the girls.” Or perhaps she will vote the way her labor union suggests after looking over the insane amount of political material the union sends her to endorse candidates. And chances are, if Kathleen Lyday is a real teacher from Grandview Elementary School, she is planning to vote for Obama, not against him, so that he will steal more tax money from citizens all over America and give some of that money to the education sector of which she’s a part, as all the employees of the teaching profession open their mouths wide like baby birds in a nest awaiting their mother government to drop a worm in their starving mouths.
Yes, it was a great dream while it lasted—because these days such courage coming from a public employee is as realistic as the most extreme science fiction drawn in a comic book. In reality we are a divided country, and it will take a major awakening to bring the real Kathleen Lyday’s to the surface where fiction can eventually become a reality.
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