Send a Message About Sept. 8 Presidential Address SKIP SCHOOL & P.A.S.S.!


Kevin Elliot of LA came up with a beautiful idea regarding the President’s address to schools. A Parent Approved Skip School Day!

Included below is part of the official announcement by the White House regarding the intended address and the letter that Kevin will be sending to his child’s school principal.

He offers the letter as a template for anyone who wishes to use it. I have included the link to his site, below.

If you tweet about this, be sure to include the hashtag #pass !

Aug. 26, 2009 | U.S. Dept of Education |

Barack Obama will deliver a national address directly to school children nationwide on September 8 at 12pm ET.

We will be keeping our children home in an act of civil disobedience.

P.A.S.S. Civil Disobedience 9/8/09 Website

Sept 2, 2009
Ms Cucchiara – Principal
Mandeville Junior High School

Ms Cucchiara,

We understand that Arne Duncan of the U.S. Dept. Of Education has encouraged you, your teachers, and students to join in watching the President deliver an historic address on Tuesday, September 8, 2009. has also provided classroom activities in connection with the President’s speech.

We are writing to inform you that if you choose to air the President’s address, our child, ______________, will not be in attendance.

We, the Parents, are keeping him home in an act of civil disobedience. We wish to make it clear to you, your staff, other parents, and (most importantly) our child, that we do not support this President or his his radical leftist agenda.

Please know that this will not be a “day off” for our child. We are going to spend some time on the following subjects:

U.S. History
Our Constitution – Divinely inspired charter of freedom or flawed document that limits the Government’s ability to dispense justice?

Stimulus – What does a Trillion dollars look like? Also, how does a country get out of debt by borrowing more?

How is man made global warming producing cooler temperatures and growing icecaps? Also, who would profit most from Cap & Trade? (hint: _________-D)

Social Studies
What type of government tries to make everyone equal by “spreading the wealth around”?

After lunch we will take a field-trip the WW2 D-Day Museum in New Orleans to recognize the sacrifices of America’s fallen heroes and celebrate the last time Americans fought against fascism.

Our son, __________ will be prepared to make up any classwork he has missed. We expect he will be given an opportunity to make up any tests as well.

If you wish to discuss our position on this issue please don’t hesitate to call. If you would like to know why we are resisting Obama, his Czars, and the Progressive movement , the following resources will provide a starting point.

Northshore9-12 Covington, Mandeville,Slidell

Pearl River, LA
474 Northshore Patriots

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Thank you in advance for understanding the difficult position the President has put us in by attempting to interject himself into our children’s lives in the classroom setting. I hope that MJH will show tolerance of our capitalist, conservative views by allowing us to “opt out” of this, and future addresses.

Respectfully yours,
Kevin Elliott

10 thoughts on “Send a Message About Sept. 8 Presidential Address SKIP SCHOOL & P.A.S.S.!”

  1. While you’re at it, please pull your kids from the socialized education system altogether. We have to stop this now! Please don’t drive on the socialized roads, call the socialized police, fire or Coast Guard, or count on the socialized Defense Department to protect you, either Refuse to accept your Medicare (socialized) your prescription drug benefit (socialized) your Social Security (socialized) disability (socialized) or ride the bus/subway/train (socialized). Don’t go to a park, a public beach, a historic site or any of the museums or monuments in D.C. – they are all socialized too!

  2. Hi!

    Please stop complaining about Obama’s address to the nation’s students.

    Instead, please, please, please, tell all your readers to pull their kids out of their local school. If they are motivated at all, then their child will probably have a better education at home, than they will get at their local school.

    I encourage ALL parents who are upset/worried/feeling uneasy about the President of the United States talking to their children to immediately pull your kids out of school.

    It is legal, and in places like Wisconsin, where I live, VERY easy to pull your kids out and homeschool them

    God Bless!

  3. Andrew and Cliff … perhaps you missed a few days of school yourself, or just weren’t paying attention. You obviously have no clue what socialism is nor how it is being implemented at a terrifying rate here in the free (for now) United States of America.

    You can start with the fact that community services, such as fire protection, law enforcement, highways, libraries and schools are NOT socialist programs. You really look foolish when you attempt to equate services used and paid for by the general public with entitlements such as federally controlled healthcare given to a few, paid for by other people, who generally don’t need it.

    When the government controls the production or means of production of a service or goods, and the distribution of such, that is socialism. See also: federal takeover of banks and the auto industry.

    Nice try, thanks for playing. Come back when you have something of substance to offer here.

    1. Hello EllKay,
      Thank you very much for stopping by and for taking the time to leave a comment.
      I hadn’t as of yet had the time to respond myself regarding fire, law enforcement, highways, libraries and schools.

      Your overall point is well taken.

      I am going to have to both agree and disagree with you here.

      I think that there are few legitimate functions of government, but law enforcement is one of them. Imagine if we were not funding so many of the services that government provides and we focused on those few things. Our policemen would be so much better paid. In certain parts of the country, that would mean police departments wouldn’t have to compete with drug cartels for employees.

      In any case, fire protection is, in my opinion arguable. I may be missing something, but I wonder why the small town volunteer fire department model is not applied by sections to towns and cities. I lived in a town with a population of 1700 for ten years. Anytime there was a fire, the town siren would go off and the designated volunteers for that time period were paged. Despite the fact that the men who volunteered were engaged in a broad variety of activities, the response time to a fire call was less than ten minutes. Another way to provide fire protection would be to contract it out to a private company.

      I think most of the other services run by government on a local level should be handled by the private sector. That includes libraries and schools.

      I hate to be difficult, but the American public school system, and many of the private schools that either by choice or fear of losing state accredidation replicate the same methods as the public schools, is modeled on a socialist / autocratic system. American education changed dramatically in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries when the Progressive movement began to influence public policy. The powers that be though Bismark’s Prussia was an excellent model for education.

      I think the education of children is too important for the State to have any part in it. Any time government is involved, so are politics.

      I invite you to read an article by Larry Elder about hiways:

      President Obama: Neo-Marxist

      Finally, because the Progressive movement was able to have so much influence in this country starting in particular in the early twentieth century, I don’t think people realize how many aspects of our society have government involvement that need not.

      Again, I thank you very much for stopping by.

    1. Link away but NONSENSE!

      First of all, I’d like someone to explain why saying “No” is so wrong. I say…let’s say “No” a LOT MORE. Maybe if we said “No” more, our dollar wouldn’t be on the verge of collapse.
      What an utterly spurious argument…referencing people being outraged today about something a president is doing today as if the same parents had the same kids in school when Ronald Reagan or Bush 41 addressed students. How do you know any of us would approve of that?
      Most public schools are horrible at teaching critical thinking skills. That’s about the only thing that doesn’t seem to be taught. I recall a fascinating discussion with the principal of a local elementary school who was proudly showing me the test results for several years running. The students did well on most areas of the test, but he noted, they were struggling with the critical thinking section. Why is that? Because the methods of education used most commonly are to spoon feed kids facts of all kinds, but NOT how to objectively analyze them.
      In any case, perhaps YOU did pay better attention in school and that’s why you have a Socialist’s mentality.

      Again, you are mistaken – I was listening and *critically analyzing* all of Senator and then President Obama’s statements, both in the last two years and prior, and his connections, his relationships, his voting record, etc., etc. . That is precisely WHY I am against his policies.

      “Health care reform” – what a joke! The only reform needed to health care is to do the opposite of what the Leftists want…which is more of what we have already now – government! Brilliant.

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