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The Expensive School Obama’s Daughters Attend Has Nearly a Dozen Armed Guards

When NRA head Wayne Lapierre gave his press conference last week, he called for more guns in schools, not less. Specifically, LapierreMalia-Sasha-2012 called for armed guards in school.

“The only way to answer that question is to face the truth. Politicians pass laws for gun free school zones, they issue press releases bragging about them. They post signs advertising them. And, in doing so, they tell every insane killer in America that schools are the safest place to inflict maximum mayhem with minimum risk” said Lapierre.

He continued, saying, “We care about our money, so we protect our banks with armed guards. American airports, office buildings, power plants, court houses, even sports stadiums are all protected by armed security.”

And although most people believe that adding more guns to schools is not the answer to thwarting gun violence, it is important to note that the school President Obama’s daughters attend, Sidwell Friends,  is staffed by 11 armed guards.

Why is the school staffed by armed guards? Mostly because it’s a school where the wealthy and successful send their children.

The question this brings up is whether or not President Obama should call for gun control for the rest of America, while his kids are protected by armed security guards? Is it fair for the rich to protect their kids with weapons, while the rest of America sends their kids to study in “gun free” zones?

 


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62 comments

  1. What is so shocking about the presidents children attending a school with heavily armed guards for protection? Not that all children do not need protection, but Obama gets over two thousand death threats a day. With a hated dad like that, anyone could and would attack his children and kill them too.

  2. It is a PRIVATE school where not only the Obama girls attend but children of foreign dignateries as well. Children like those whose parents are possibly threatened on a regular basis need extra protection. Send your kids to private school if you want that kind of protection. Public schools should be safe also but parents need to be involved more.

  3. GEORGEJANSEN,

    Apparently not. But, I am sure if there is a threat of carnage or mayhem at their schools, President Obama will personally protect their children at all cost.

    And, if you believe that, you are a lunatic, an Obama disciple or both!!!

  4. YOU FOOLS…AREN’T OUR KID’S AS IMPORTANT AS THE POTUS GIRLS…WE NEED ARM GUARDS ALSO

  5. Boyce, you are the most stupid, and jealous ass n*gger, that has ever lived. Your hatred, and jealousy of President Obama, is obvious, and seems that it is coming from a member of the KKK.You are nothing but a low class bum, that keeps your job at Syracuse university, only because they are afraid of firing you, because they know that you will scream racism, even though you are simply unqualified to even be cleaning the toilets of this school. It would really gratify you, if President Obama, sent his children to a school in the ghetto,where they would be left open to be kidnapped, or murdered, or better yet, get assassinated himself. You are a disgrace to all African Americans, and not qualified to speak on any issues that concern us. The only reason why I even bother to read any of your articles, is to see how much more lower, and stupid you can be. I would never purchase anything that is advertised on this site, and I intend to let the advertisers know about this, and your traitorous articles, that they are supporting.

  6. the point of this article is to show you the hypocrisy of this admin yes his children deserve to be protected and do need to be…but your missing the fact that he is saying YOUR children don't need to be protected and as we can all see they do need to be protected if its by well trained security guards(more than one) or armed citizens/teachers this isn't about some random Obama bashing bs this is about every ones children so many people lose focus in these debates. and just so most of you know the first gun control laws were aimed at keeping guns out of the hands of minorities. this article is not dumb its sad to see most people would so blindly follow a man..any man at that. I am by no means ''right-wing'' or ''left-wing'' the thing the president is human he is gong to make mistakes and this is one of them.

  7. WHILE YOU ALL ARE STILL TALKING I AM STILL MAD THAT ALL OF YOU DON'T CARE IF MY FATHER WAS MURDERED BY WHITE CRIMINAL COPS AND THAT I WAS ALMOST MURDERED BY WHITE CRIMINAL COPS TOO. MANY MANY VICTIMS ARE STILL ALIVE AN WAITING FOR OUR CHANCE TO CHANGE THIS AMERICA RUN BY DOMESTIC TERRORISTS INTO SOMETHING BETTER FOR ALL NOT JUST SOME! DOUGLAS STEWARD IN WASHINGTON DC FOR TRUTH AN JUSTICE FOR ALL NOT JUST SOME! 2024877564 OR 2023617415.

  8. WELL HERE IT IS THE BLACK GUY TELLING BLACK PEOPLE THAT HE PREFERS WHITE SCHOOLS TO THEIRS AND HE WOULD HAVE ARMED GUARDS GUARDING HIS DAUGHTER IN BLACK SCHOOLS TOO. BUT MOST BLACK KIDS DON'T HAVE ACCESS TO EXPENSIVE GUNS UNLESS RICH WHITE PEOPLE BUY THEM FOR THE BLACK NEIGHBORHOODS! DOUGLAS K. STEWARD STILL IN WASHINGTON DC WAITING FOR A INVESTIGATION OF CRIMINAL WHITE COPS THAT TEACH WHITE KIDS TO SHOOT AND KILL PEOPLE IN OHIO AN THE REST OF THE WORLD! TRUTH AN JUSTICE FOR ALL NOT JUST SOME! 2023617415 OR 2024877564.

  9. This is probably not a lateral comparison since the President's daughter have security even when they are not in school.

  10. Sidwell Friends School already had high-security before the Obama girls went there -according to liberal web-rag HuffingtonPost:
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/11/21/sidwell-friends-obama-gir_n_145606.html

    The fact is, the armed security has been standard practice there long before the Obama girls attended.

    CNN reporter David Gregory sends hiw children there – yet has the audacity to not only flout Washington D.C.'s gun laws live on air, but also send his children to the Sidwell Armed School for the Priviliged, while openly mocking the NRA's suggestion of doing what Sidwell does.

    George Orwell said it best: "All pigs are equal, but some are more equal than others!"

  11. “Why is the school staffed by armed guards? Mostly because it’s a school where the wealthy and successful send their children” It’s been said that there are no dumb questions. Maybe not. But there most certainly are DUMB persons that ask questions.

    You simply must stop listening to Cornel and Tavis and probably FOX News. Barack Obama is President of the United States of America. The need for him to take extraordinary measures to protect his children and the rest of his family is clearly understood through the use of common sense. Get some!

  12. President Obama is President and the first African-American President of course his girls need armed protection. This is a stupid article and one which causes hatred.

  13. And so did all the previous President childrens, plue the dog. NRA's point is what?, just another stupid comment.

  14. That should be all day every day when your father is the President. That should not have to happen in a REGULAR school where your children should not be targets in the first place.

  15. Ann Gardner-Jackson

    In my opinion, it's a no brainer that the children of the President of the United States daughter should be protected by armed security. President Obama daughters are no different than any other children of politicians who attend private schools. Unfortunately, many crazed individuals desire to bring harm to the President and his family therefore it is necessary to protect them unconditionally.

  16. The only point I got from this article is why rich people, not only the President(who is now calling for gun control after 437 homicides in Chicago) children schools have armed guards protecting their schools why other schools do not. Will you folks please not thinking everything is a condemnation of president Obama.

  17. I now see why you defend Travis and West, you are of the same mindset. Crab barrel folks, whose only job is to keep other crabs from escaping the barrel. If it was left to blacks, with this mentality to help free the slaves, we would all still be in the barrel. Stop hating on President Obama. He didn’t become a magician nor a God when he was elected president. Did you think he could change the way people,who have hated you for centuries, think and behave? We need to stop disrespecting our president, there is enough disrespect without us joining the band.

  18. I now see why you defend Travis and West, you are of the same mindset. Crab barrel folks, whose only job is to keep other crabs from escaping the barrel. If it was left to blacks, with this mentality to help free the slaves, we would all still be in the barrel. Stop hating on President Obama. He didn’t become a magician nor a God when he was elected president. Did you think he could change the way people,who have hated you for centuries, think and behave? We need to stop disrespecting our president, there is enough disrespect without us joining the band.

  19. I’m done with this site.

  20. I am truly starting to question why i even bother reading anything from this web publication.When i first started reading this publication, i thought i would get consistantly good and insightful points of view from a black perspective. But instead it’s appearing more and more like the national inquirer, with over the top nonsensical BS.Of course the Obama girls attend a school with high security. They’re the daughters of the President of the United States.Anything less would be beyond ridiculous. Come on, be better than this.

  21. Is there a point to this article

  22. Thanks again Dr. Watkins!. You have just made public what some Mis-educated or non-educated Kneegrows are saying and thinking. This article makes the point of just how much we lack in basic understanding and reasoning. Keep the discussion going, and hopefully we will learn something through our comments.

  23. Asabi Adefunmilayo Fatosin Rich

    Dr. Watkins, your persistent presentation of negativity regarding President Obama is distressing. With this forum you have the opportunity to inspire and encourage excellence in all arenas re African Americans and Africans wherever we happen to be residing in the world. Instead you consistently put forth negative nonsense and dumb discourse. Are you some kind of paid agent? If you can't or choose not to do any better than this, as presenting yourself as the Black National Enquirer, then please take down your site. It's an embarrassment to national African pride, an insult to black intellectuals, a dishonor to Ph.D's, a disservice to informative news forums, an insult to good journalism…the list of what you are not and what you are(negatively speaking) goes on and on…. What a paradigm of confusion you must have been to your unlucky children. You are a glaring example of "A mind is a terrible thing to waste!". You never fail to present journalism in a negative light. You are not an intellectual much less a black intellectual. Try deep meditation to rebirth your spirit.

    • A Badtothebone Brewer

      that being said, i will no longer receive emails from Dr, Watkins.

    • lady the best journalism is negative simply agreeing with the president at every decision just because is horrible journalism most of you so called pro African people stress counter-revolutionary ideas such as what you stated above. do you really think this Dr. Watkins should not point out certain flaws? and if so why? and if he does do so how does that make him a disgrace or ''an embarrassment to national African pride''? the real injustice here isn't the negativity aimed at Obama its the double standard that jeopardizes the security of every ones children.

  24. This site has become a copy of Fox News and a Monument to Stupidity, I am so happy to see that there are so many of my people that can see thru the BS on this site, We getting stronger and wiser everyday , we no longer think that if something is labeled( BLACK this or BLACK that) it will have our best interest at heart, they use the Games of deception and separation because they think we are an Ignorant People.These people have mistaken Education for Intelligence like so many of our people have. We are an intelligent , Hard working, Loving and Highly Moral people and yes we do love our poor, our needy, our uneducated, our misguided and each other , even our dull and ignorant like these writers. The Republican and Tea Party Idiots will try anything to enlarge our divide by continuing to support and produce sites like this one for ourr detriment because so many of my own people are ready to sale their soul for the so called Good Life. We Love our President Mistakes and all, if that's drinking his Cool Aid, then give me another gallon.

  25. Republicans and John Boehner are responsible for the death of recent 26 people and deaths in people in inner cities. They are racists and selfish. They are ones for years defunded having more police in schools and in inner cities. If there was a police officer at the school this hooligan would have thought twice how to enter the school. His plan would not have been the same. Same as in inner cities. If there are more police cars patrolling inner cities disarranged people with guns would have to think carefully before going to kill others. Remember people who kill others with guns are usually physically weak – they cannot fight physically. That is why they resort to guns. I have said more than once – please don’t vote republican in 2014. John Boehner should go back to run his restaurant and clean the floor once again. Maybe he can do his “Big Cry-BABY” stuff with people eating at his restaurant.

  26. It’s that school, a private school where a lot of foreign dignitaries and very wealthy people send their children. I would expect them to have armed security.

  27. This is by far the dumbest article. What do you expect? whites & CRAZY BLACKS HATE.UGH!

  28. Like everyone else that has responded, this is more like comparing apples to oranges. Anytime you have anyone even vaguely connected to the President in a public arena, you’re going to see the armed security. It’s a given and not really open for discussion.

  29. THS ARTICLE LEAVES ME VERY CONFUSED! OF COURSE PRESIDENT OBAMA’S GIRLS R PROTECTED !!! INSANE ARTICLE……..

  30. Duh!!!! their father is the POTUS, they are protected by the Secret Servicethey don’t have a choice in the matter,besides(quote)Vice President Joe Biden’s grandchildren also attend the school.[1] Previously, President Theodore Roosevelt’s son Archibald, Richard Nixon’s daughter Tricia, Bill Clinton’s daughter Chelsea, and Vice President Al Gore’s son, Albert Gore III, all graduated from Sidwell. Dr Boyce Watkins why you of all people wouuld write something like this is ???? whatever,,

    • Some African-Americans are jealous that an African-American, not them, is President of US. Remember what Herman Cain said: “President Obama is African-American-I am a Black American and no label of African”. Look an African-American with a degree in Math (Cain) ever went in public with such a statement. Cornel West said: “President Obama thinks he is on top of mountain”. Did you hear Cornel say that when Clinton was president – No. It is jealous some former Black stars are having now. But they had no choice but to vote for their fellow Black person – President Obama. Otherwise they would be slaves now again. Let’s enjoy and work hard another 4 years with Obama as President.

  31. Some African-Americans are jealous that an African-American, not them, is President of US. Remember what Herman Cain said: "President Obama is African-American-I am a Black American and no label of African". Look an African-American with a degree in Math (Cain) ever went in public with such a statement. Cornel West said: "President Obama thinks he is on top of mountain". Did you hear Cornel say that when Clinton was president – No. It is jealous some former Black stars are having now. But they had no choice but to vote for their fellow Black person – President Obama. Otherwise they would be slaves now again. Let’s enjoy and work hard another 4 years with Obama as President.

  32. I agree! This is a dumb ass article! Obama is the President of the U.S. period. What do you expect in the arena of security? I expect more from this site but everyday I get more and more disappointed. For Dr. Watkins, who constantly brags about his status as scholar, this discourse if pitiful!

  33. It's terrible to have armed guards at the school where the president's children attend! Get rid of them and while you're at it, get rid of the president's armed secret service protection too. After all, I don't have armed guards to protect me…

  34. If this publication that is targeted to Black readers doesn't start showing respect to the most powerful man in the world, who is Black, l'll get my "Black"news somewhere else. Leave the children alone!

    • Mavis since when do black people have to show respect to the most powerful man in the world if the most powerful man in the world was a white supremacist do you still think they should show respect to him.It's assbackwards thinking like yours that think black people are supposed to bend-over for anyone with money or power, is the house nigger mentality that keeps white supremacy in power, "black news" isn't about kissing powerful mens ass.If you are looking for superficial news of celebrity nonsense or what powerful mans ass to kiss i'm sure you have choices.

    • Have A Safe And Blessed New Years Ms. Mavis. Thank You For Your Comment On My Pic

  35. How many armed guards were at the school before The President of the United States of America's two daughters were attending is my question.Of course any school where the President's children are will have beefed up security.

  36. All the other Presidents had armed police at their kids schools to. Is this one any different?

  37. What the hell do you expect? He's the President of a country you ass holes!

  38. Your black world is becoming to over the top with the constant Obama bashing. This school is the same school where other President's sent their kids so why make it seem as though this is something special being done? Many schools already have a police officer assigned, there was one at Columbine when the shooting there occurred, yet it did not stop it. After the firefighters were ambushed are we now going to push to arm all the firefighters? More guns are not the answer, and for those of us saying well what is being done in the black community. Who really is to blame for what we see in our communities? Take a look in the mirror it is us!

    • What I think is interesting is that two states ratified giving citizens permission to openly carry guns and there has been nothing said about these citizens who can now strap a gun to their hip an walk freely among their community. Faye you all nails on the head from all points. One other point to look at is that Newtown, with all due respect, was a sleepy town that had never experienced or witnessed anything like this carnage before. Therefore, they had no reason so expect such tragedy to occur. In our urban communities many of our schools have experienced violence to the extent where armed guards are needed and available, but @Faye Davis, like you said, it didn't stop Columbine…

    • well its just like the police there isn't always going to be support there at that specific time every time which is why most people carry a gun so they can help them selves and others around them. but sometimes no one with a gun is around at the time these things happen. I think every school needs to step up their security its better to be safe than sorry.

  39. Really his rational thinking is not clear. They are the first children of the United States and all of them are protected by security servicemen correct. Okay did he forget Bush and Clinton children were given the same privilege guns in school with teachers may not be the best especially if you do not know there mental level as well.

  40. President Obama is the most threatened president in U.S. history and you expect his family to not be protected? Yeah right. Now that's out of the way, this had nothing to do worth gun control as much as it does with the polarization of resources made available by wealth classes. To be honest, I would consider Obama reckless to allow his kids into public school where people have access to them at that level. Why are we even questioning this anyway when presidents before him worried the same privileges.

    • Uh… Autocorrect… "with" and "enjoyed" smh

    • Brandon, that is the stupist comment on here, for one reason he wants to take our guns away from us. What other president has wanted to take our guns away? He has security all around him 24/7, thats fine, Ok lets take the guns away from his security officers then, they don't need them, what if one of them all of the sudden decided to shoot someone like the president!!!

    • its being questioned because while his family is guarded he is saying you cat protect yours because(example) ''your a stupid every day American'' they think you would shoot your self before you could protect any one this article is exposes the double standard here.

  41. This is a dumb article period. It's the rich peoples schools that's being targeted. It's their own screwed up children that's shooting other children. Plan & simple….

  42. Monica Magnetic Tucker

    The title should be ***President Obama. Most don't respect the man but they should start respecting the position. If WE had the title of Leader of the free world and there were threats on OUR lives and the lives of OUR children, WE would expect the fact that armed guards would protect THEM.

    • Period. All of the other Presidents sent their kids to school with armed Secret Service. Those girls better be protected.

    • Leaving off the title of President is also horrible journalism. Where is your AP style guide? You also failed to mention that other presidential children attended the same school. Were there armed guards there before President Obama's daughter started attending? Do you know the level of death threats that family receives? Some fact checking and statistics would exponentially improve the quality of this story.

    • GTFOH with that political correctness nonsense…people commonly use terms such as Reagan, Bush, Kennedy, Carter and so on in high regard and respect. I will call him Obama and just get over it…

    • Monica Magnetic Tucker

      President Barack Obama.

    • Ed Dunn …NONE of the past "Presidents you mention or any other has been DISRESPECTED like President Barack Obama! Alsoin reference to Boyce saying he is "tired of folks NOT WANTING him criticized.. what you NOT realizing is you make it your business to headline negative comments EVERYDAY the last 4 years! LOOK back @ your articles …when have you given this man credit for ANYTHING ?? Cornell dissed ALL black women by choosing a white one ! Tavis is mad about his not putting ALL the Important mess he inherited aside & run to his event
      There has been NO other event as massive as those babies being brutally sot down, one or two of them multiple times @ 5 & 6 yrs old….The president DID speak up about the trevaughn Martin case
      what is REALLY needed in the BLACK community is for us to start being responsible for us ! black man take care of your children, help the sisters out !. support black business…that is how the spanish & asian communities do… they not looking for others to help them & thats why they own everthing !

    • A**HOLE NOT WHILE THEY WHERE IN THE WHIE HOUSE!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • All you fools saying black people should respect his position are brainwashed democratic slaves.When the next white man or woman gets in the white house are you houseniggers going to kiss thier feet and obey thier every command?Alot of black people don't respect the title of president no matter who holds it we have good reason to.The rest of you flunkies continue being good little house niggas for "your" president.

    • Nedrea SweetPea Scott

      Martaz Somerville Ignorance should always be left out of your display of lack of intelligence, as well as your racists mind frame

    • yes there were armed guards there before im sure but that is beside the point here…the point is his children are protected by armed security while he says yours cant be, don't you think your kids if you have kids deserve the same protection?

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