In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.
- Martin Luther King, Jr., "The Trumpet of Conscience", 1967
As a former educator I am saddened by the vocal minority that have a problem with President Obama speaking to school children. I will not restate or discuss their rambling comments because they have received enough coverage owing to the fact that in America we have freedom of speech.
People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use. ~Soren Kierkegaard
Instead, I would like to publicly support President Obama, a man who is known to be a deep thinker, and suggest that the following quote might explain why some have a hard time dealing with him.
Rarely do we find men who willingly engage in hard, solid thinking. There is an almost universal quest for easy answers and half-baked solutions. Nothing pains some people more than having to think.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.
Godspeed, Mr. President