School teaches kids to serve Obama with ‘I pledge’ video

After airing the pro-Obama “I Pledge” video at a Wisconsin middle school’s Peace One Day event, school district officials had to apologize to a group of angry parents and students.

The Hudson School District admitted the video’s central message of serving the president could have been perceived as offensive to some people, according to

The video featured celebrities pledging to make a better world. Although most of their examples were pretty innocuous, some were downright over the top.

“I pledge to be of service to Barack Obama,” Red Hot Chili Peppers singer Anthony Kiedis said in the video.

“I pledge to be a servant to our president,” actress Demi Moore said.

Middle School Principal Dan Koch apologized to students Thursday afternoon. MtFox9 reported:

The “I Pledge” video we viewed yesterday included some messages about serving President Barack Obama. We apologize for any part of the video that was offensive to students, their families and staff. The video conveyed a message that people serve the presidency when in fact our elected officials serve the people. We respect the Office of the President of the United States but like all of our other elected officials, that office serves each of us as well. I sincerely hope that as participants in Wednesday’s event what you took away from the experience was to choose to make a difference in your world.

Here’s an interesting observation. On Wednesday, when students in Hudson, Wisc., were encouraged to serve President Obama, students in Liberal, Kan., were urged to serve God through student-led prayer.

All things considered, I’d rather be in Kansas.

Here’s the YouTube video that caused the furor.


106 thoughts on “School teaches kids to serve Obama with ‘I pledge’ video

  1. Aileen2 says:

    Oh, that video just sickens me. Young American society is so ripe for this type of chic, hip, pretty celebrity endorsement. Didn’t the school screen it before they showed it to the kids? Just out of curiosity today, I googled Obama’s voting record in the Illinois State Senate. The only thing that stood out was the number of times he DIDN’T cast his vote on a bill. I found nothing notable that would have made him stand out as Presidential-candidate material. Hitler rose to power seemingly out of nowhere, correct me if I’m wrong, but please, don’t beat me to death or call me a troll.

  2. Chad Casale says:

    The indoctrination is well underway. This is what you see from a Hitler or a Stalin. Disgusting.

  3. Billie Thomas says:

    i pledge to never watch any entertainment with these so called entertainers who live in lala land .

  4. Bill Walker says:

    The real problem is this: The liberals in this country REALLY do think that we serve them.

  5. Twilya L'Ecuyer says:

    Did Obama appoint himself king or God? If it is latter aren’t we fighting for a separation between government and religion?

  6. Stephen Manning says:

    With the now quite embarrassing Demi Moore pledging to be a servant to Barack Hussein Obama –an idea that is offensive on several levels– even Abraham Lincoln is rolling over in his grave.

  7. Randell Cinnamon says:

    More rhetoric from the right wing cult. This video is pure bullshit.

    1. Nthis says:

      Apparently you’re an idiot and obviously didn’t watch the video. As for cultism, that is regularly a left-wing trait. Much like how people, such as yourself, come out with hardly cohesive arguments in support of your Dear Leader.

      1. Randell Cinnamon says:

        It appears that I’ve touched a nerve. As for your flawed theory, I don’t have to watch the video in order to know that it is bullshit. Your lazy ass GOP slave masters exhibit the cult trait perfectly and indoctrinated thralls such as yourself, ravenously come to their defense even when the facts are obviously against you. So, if you seek a cohesive argument, I suggest that you yell at yourself while looking in a mirror, for that is the closest thing you will come to having one.

        1. Nthis says:

          “I don’t have to watch the video in order to know that it is bullshit”

          That’s all i needed to read. The video doesn’t star Republicans. As for the rest of your comments, you’re clearly nuts.

          I pledge loyalty to no political party. Evidently, i can’t say the same for you. Go back to whatever DemoKKKratic party hole you came from and join the rest of those closer to your low intelligence level.

          1. Randell Cinnamon says:

            Assuming much and knowing very little, typical of you and your ilk. You must be proud that you are such a monumental failure. An ignorant one at that. I suggest that you stick with what you know best, which is obviously failing and being ignorant.

          2. Guest says:

            In other words, you have nothing to say and nothing to counter, yet again, what i posted. You’re a ‘monumental failure’ at being a troll, brush up on your skills.


          3. Randell Cinnamon says:

            Now that we have established exactly what you are, perhaps you should reflect on it. Go on little troll, take your ignorance elsewhere.

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