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Barack Obama ‘I Pledge’ Video Screened at Elementary School

By TheWatchman on September 7, 2009

On August 28th, Eagle Bay Elementary School students in Farmington, Utah were shown a celebrity filled Barack Obama video called 'I Pledge' during a back-to-school assembly about service.  Ofelia Wade, the school's principal, said she had not seen the video prior to airing it at the assembly, but that the PTA group had selected it.  The principal has since apologized for showing the video, citing that she could see it contained political views.  Some of the pledges contained liberal views, including advancing stem cell research.  

The video featured actors, actresses and musicians that children idolize, including Cameron Diaz, Laura Linney, Hayden Panetierre, Demi Moore, Ashton Kutcher, Dakota Fanning, Sean 'Diddy' Combs, Alyssa Milano, Ashlee Simpson, Nicole Ritchie, Jaime Pressley, Eva Mendes, Courteney Cox, David Arquette, Eva Longoria, Will.i.am (Black Eyed Peas), Joel Madden (Good Charlotte) and many more.

One of the most noticeable pledges is from Anthony Kiedis of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, saying "I pledge to be of service to Barack Obama." (3:17). 

Should children be shown videos like this at school?

Should celebrities advertise their political views with the knowledge that they could influence a child with their words alone?

Should we be pledging to Obama when he is supposed to serve the American people?

Watch the video the children were shown and share your opinions.

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