In case you haven't read the back-to-school speech he gave today, here it is in transcript form: http://www.whitehouse.gov/MediaResources/PreparedSchoolRemarks/ I realize that someone else wrote it and I realize that it won't go down in history as the most famous speech he gives, but it was soooooo good. Whoever did write it deserves some kudos. Please read it. I'm reading in chapel for a couple of reasons. It was a speech to ALL students and they should get to hear it. It was challenging - something that they NEED to hear. It was inspiring. We are going to read and discuss 1 Peter 2:13-14 and 1 Timothy 2:1-3 and pray for the President and our country. I am going to tell my 5th and 6th graders the truth. I did not vote for Barak Obama and would never. His beliefs and my beliefs don't mesh. I have the right as an American to voice my dissent to any authority. Nonetheless, I respect the office he holds and will obey him as my authority unless he tells me to do something that would cause me to disobey God - even if it is something that just ticks me off personally, as long as it is Godly, I will obey. According to the Bible, I am to pray for him whether I voted for him or not.