Just the other day I was talking to a friend (I will call him Bob) about the USA’s Pledge Of Allegiance. Bob wanted to know why Atheists want to change the pledge. Can’t we just leave it alone? It’s part of our history and should not be changed. I had to tell Bob that it was the christians that changed it. We just want it to be put back the way it was. It’s what Porky Pig would want.
It is also unconstitutional and causes harm. Bob did not think it could cause any harm. If someone did not like it – they could just skip the words. Today I see a story about a 13 year old that was yelled at by her teacher and mocked by the entire class because she did not participate in the pledge.
“The teacher in that class began to yell at her, began to shout at her,” said Ajmel Quereshi, the ACLU attorney representing the girl. “Other students began to jump in and mock her when they saw that he was calling her names and calling her stupid. She was feeling embarassed so, not knowing what to do, she stood up.”
Well this brave little girl thought about it and had the courage and strength to stand her ground and stay in her seat for the next day. The police were called in and the student was told to apologize to the teacher. Well thank the FSM; the ACLU is on the case and can explain the law to the stupid, stupid adults.
…the ACLU insists the teacher should apologize and the school should use this incident “as a teaching moment to explain to the students that what happened was wrong,” said Quereshi.
Dana Tofig, a spokesman for the Montgomery County Public Schools, confirmed that the teacher violated school regulations and said the student will receive an apology.
The real solution is to take “under gOd” out of the pledge!