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Another Patriot Unfairly Punished

I just found an article that made my blood boil.  From Todd Starnes at Fox News Radio:

A Texas high school student has filed a federal lawsuit against her school and her teachers after she was punished for refusing to salute and recite the Mexican pledge of allegiance.

The Thomas More Law Center filed the suit on behalf of Brenda Brinsdon alleging the McAllen Independent School District violated the 15-year-old girl’s constitutional rights when she was forced to recite the Mexican pledge and sing the Mexican national anthem.

Click here to read the lawsuit.

Brinsdon, who is the daughter of a Mexican immigrant and an American father, refused. She believed it was un-American to pledge a loyalty oath to another country.

Ironically, the school district has a policy that prohibits a school from compelling students to recite the American Pledge of Allegiance.

The district also has a written policy that excuses students from reciting text from the Declaration of Independence if the student “as determined by the district, has a conscientious objection to the recitation.”

They won’t punish an American kid for refusing to say the Pledge of Allegiance to the USA and they won’t force them to recite the Declaration of Independence, but they WILL punish them for refusing to recite the Mexican pledge and sing the Mexican National Anthem?!

OH HELL NO!!!

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2 comments to Another Patriot Unfairly Punished

  • Kath

    Seems it would be interesting to read and learn what type of pledges other countries use and contrast/compare to ours. But I don’t want to recite any other country’s pledge, anymore than I want to recite the pledge of the Boy Scouts or the Girl Scouts or Future Farmers of America. That would be silly.

    But, oh, yes, in our waaaaay-too politically correct society now in school it seems that’s the way to go. Ridiculous.

    • Exactly. I have no problem teaching them about the other pledges and national anthems, but don’t force them to recite and sing them. Especially if they’re not required to recite our own.

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