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Respect Your President

"Respect Your President" is a children's song, sung to the tune of "The Farmer in the 
Dell".

Respect your president,
Respect your president.
He's the leader of your country-
And that's quite an accomplishment!

Bonus activity: Explain to children that, should they ever meet the president, they 
should respectfully address him as Mr. President. Teach children some of the 
important duties our president has-commanding the armed forces, urging Congress 
to pass laws and being a role model for the people. Explain that it takes months 
(even years) of campaigning followed with a vote by the electoral college to get 
elected to the presidency.

Note: Although this bonus activity refers to the Presidency of the United States of 
America, it can be easily adapted for other countries. What responsibilities does 
your president have?

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  1. Date: 3/27/2011 1:12:00 PM
    Nice expressions to remember,Cherie

  1. Date: 3/26/2011 8:43:00 PM
    Respect him always, but only support him when he has takes actions that have the nation's best interests at heart. I think that you can respect the authority of the office, while not supporting the person holding that office!

  1. Date: 3/26/2011 6:51:00 PM
    very thoughtful write, Cherie

  1. Date: 3/26/2011 3:41:00 PM
    This is my first time visiting your poetry and I'm really glad I did, I've been going through a rough time lately and the poets writing on here is the only thing really keeping my spirits high anymore... I was wondering if you could look at my latest poem and maybe give me some advice.. I need all the advice I can get...

  1. Date: 3/26/2011 3:00:00 PM
    Not to sign Bills that use taxes for frivolous things..things that we should be able to control individually. Enjoyed reading this! Always, Annalise