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Old 01-22-2009, 01:26 PM
 
Location: The Big D
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Did anyone watch him live YESTERDAY taking the oath AGAIN? Correctly that is.
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That was John Robers' fault, not Obama's.
Yes, I know. Just wondering if they are teaching the kids that he did the oath again the next day.
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Old 01-22-2009, 01:38 PM
 
Location: friendswood texas
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Yes, I know. Just wondering if they are teaching the kids that he did the oath again the next day.
In that case they should also explain that the oath is a formality and that he was actually President at 12:00 on inauguaration day regardless of whether he took the oath or not (per the constitution article XX section 1).
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Old 01-22-2009, 01:47 PM
 
Location: The Big D
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In that case they should also explain that the oath is a formality and that he was actually President at 12:00 on inauguaration day regardless of whether he took the oath or not (per the constitution article XX section 1).
I explained it to them.
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Old 01-22-2009, 01:50 PM
 
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Were kids in most schools across the country forced to watch the Inauguration in 2000 & 2004? Would they have been forced to watch it this year had McCain won instead?

Something tells me the answer is no.
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Old 01-22-2009, 03:26 PM
 
Location: DC
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8th grader - watched it in the gym w/ the entire student body. Her words, "boring" because no one could hear what they were saying. The sound quality was bad from the feed which is the complaint I've heard from most everyone. AND, what they could hear everytime anyone during it said, "Obama" and when he started to speak about a half dozen people screamed at the top of their lungs so loud and for so long no one could hear him speak. She said that most kids were getting annoyed at the hoopsters screaming so much.
You can tell him that's what it was like for those who saw it in person. Everyone screamed when he came on the jumbotron screen or when he was mentioned.
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Old 01-22-2009, 04:07 PM
 
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Were kids in most schools across the country forced to watch the Inauguration in 2000 & 2004? Would they have been forced to watch it this year had McCain won instead?

Something tells me the answer is no.
None of those would have involved the first black man becoming president in a country that practiced active segregation within the last few decades. It's an amazing, historic event that overshadows petty politics.
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Old 01-22-2009, 04:31 PM
 
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I remember watching the Clinton Inaugurations when I was a kid.

I also remember being in school on 9/11 and being in my Physics class the entire day watching the news with fellow students. I wouldn't have been able to focus on class anyway.

So in my mind watching the inauguration is pretty acceptable.
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Old 01-22-2009, 04:32 PM
 
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You know, I think the entire question is stupid. After all, we had to watch every inauguration, in 1st, 5th, and 9th grade. It provided an important lesson about the government of our country. And it didn't matter who was taking the oath of office.
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Old 01-22-2009, 05:17 PM
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Location: Foot of the Rockies
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Were kids in most schools across the country forced to watch the Inauguration in 2000 & 2004? Would they have been forced to watch it this year had McCain won instead?

Something tells me the answer is no.
I just don't get this "forced" business. All school is compulsory. The teachers for the most part choose the activities, subject matter, etc.
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Old 01-22-2009, 05:31 PM
 
Location: Northern VA
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I just don't get this "forced" business. All school is compulsory. The teachers for the most part choose the activities, subject matter, etc.
It's a roundabout way of saying "I'm still p/o'd that the person I voted for didn't win, so I'm gonna be mad that my kids are going to watch the other guy get sworn in".
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