Mandeville, LA - Exclusive Transcript - I’m sitting there and I’m in a very not-wealthy section of the City of New Orleans, similar to ones I’m sure you can find around where you live. I’m moved by the fact that there are these beautiful children here who someone along the way decided not to abort. I guarantee you there were economic circumstances that many of those children were born under that would suggest, especially if you’re listening to East Coast libs, that they should have been aborted, yet there they were. Check out today's transcript for the rest...
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Mike: I’d like to share something with the audience. Did you get the photograph that I sent you yesterday from Dwight David Eisenhower Elementary School in New Orleans, Louisiana?
AG: Yeah, I saw you with 30 kids or so?
Mike: It was 30 kids. I was invited by a teacher who watches me on the ABC television show twice a week here. Although she vehemently disagrees with me on most occasions by her own admission -- she’s an English teacher at this particular school -- she was intrigued and impressed by my research and the way I presented my editorials. She had been checking my footnotes and could not disprove me, which angered her, but at the same time the thought occurred to her that maybe she should invite me to speak to her students about argumentative writing and how it is I’m able to write these pieces and find all these facts. It’s about an hour-long drive. I took my daughter Reagan with me.
We went to Ms. Hudson’s class at Dwight David Eisenhower Elementary School in a not-so-wealthy section of New Orleans. As you could see, those children were not so wealthy either. I was impressed by the kids. By the way -- I’m only going to say this because when I post the picture you’re going to see this -- this was a room full of black children. I was moved by their enthusiasm for the subject matter, Andrew. They were all very excited that I had taken the time out to speak to them, even though most of them didn’t know who I was. We had a nice little 30-minute chat about history and how to do research, how to footnote things, how I went about it, who my inspirations were. I even had done a little research on the Reverend King and I brought him into my discussion and used him as an example.
When the question and answer session came up, that’s when it became apparent the kids were really interested in it. I’m sitting there and I’m in a very not-wealthy section of the City of New Orleans, similar to ones I’m sure you can find around where you live. I’m moved by the fact that there are these beautiful children here who someone along the way decided not to abort. I guarantee you there were economic circumstances that many of those children were born under that would suggest, especially if you’re listening to East Coast libs, that they should have been aborted, yet there they were. I just thought to myself: How much of an impoverished day it would be for yours truly had I not been invited by that teacher and not had the awesome responsibility and thrill of actually being able to be a part of those young people’s lives. It moved me, it really did. I was standing there amongst pictures of President Obama. The teacher even brought it up. She said, “Mr. Church doesn’t agree with our president.”
It just occurred to me that those children’s lives are precious and important. I’m glad that they were there, under whatever conditions. As I said, I thought it was my duty to make the best of it. I poured all the energy that I put into that on behalf of those kids because those kids are the future. I looked at those young men in that room and I told them, “Boys, you are the future of your neighborhoods. If you don’t become young gentlemen -- you see that little girl sitting over there? That little girl is going to be your little girl in 20 years. You want her to have good manners. You want her to be smart, don’t you? Boys, you have to work at it. You have to not give into the temptation to go bad, to go wrong.” It was just an honor and a privilege. It kind of gives you a little perspective.
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