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    The Republican Agenda HadEnough2's Avatar
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    Kudos to you and your Son.

    I keep getting these facebook posts that state we no longer say the Pledge of Allegiance in our Public Schools. Must be one of the Russian Bots. I know all the Public Schools in my area do.

    My Daughter knows, if she chooses to, not to say the word "God" or stand for that matter. We're both having trouble grappling at any kind of display of Patriotism, with the disgusting pig in the White House.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dangermouse View Post
    Disdain was the inappropriate word you tried to use. Sitting down IS an expression of liberty freedom and justice.
    So do they have some kind of loyalty oath for kids to recite in England?

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    If the worst thing my kid does over the next few years is sit during the pledge, I'll be a happy father indeed.

    Unfortunately, that's not happening ... he scored his first detention a few months ago. He was being stupid... during art class, they were working with clay. In a failed effort to be funny, he brandished a clay knife as if it were a weapon. When he saw the other students' shocked reactions, he realized his joke had WAY missed the mark, and drew the knife back - just as another student tried to grab it from him, resulting in the other student cutting her hand on the blade.

    Normally, this could have resulted in a suspension, but the principal looked at the specifics of the situation; there was no hostility involved; the other students were (and still are) his friends. And my kid had no prior disciplinary record. He also appeared genuinely contrite - and scared shitless. So he spent about four hours of a Saturday morning in detention, and that was the end of it. When I spoke to the principal, I agreed on all counts, and thanked him for not suspending him.

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    Remember when threatening violence was assumed to be joke? Those were the days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Djinn View Post
    Well, I asked my son how it went with his teacher this week. He said that he sat for the pledge, and the teacher didn't say a word about it. Not exactly a dramatic turn of events, but it's exactly what I hoped for. It sounds like the principal handled it with discretion, and the matter is ended.

    I just hope that the teacher doesn't take it out on him.
    That teacher must have a lot of time on her hands. She is worried about such a trivial matter as a student not reciting the Pledge of Allegiance.

    That is the problem with statist K-12 schools. Their first concern is controlling students and forcing them to conform and their last concern is actual education.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael J View Post
    That teacher must have a lot of time on her hands. She is worried about such a trivial matter as a student not reciting the Pledge of Allegiance.

    That is the problem with statist K-12 schools. Their first concern is controlling students and forcing them to conform and their last concern is actual education.
    From what I'm told, this is a seriously elderly teacher - well beyond retirement age. I also gather that she routinely (deliberately) misgenders a trans student in the same class. That, however, is a problem for another parent to address.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kallie Knoetze View Post
    Mr. Djinn,

    So you say he doesn't agree to one line, and as such, he refuses to stand for justice and liberty for all?
    Would you stand for justice and liberty under allah?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael J View Post
    That teacher must have a lot of time on her hands. She is worried about such a trivial matter as a student not reciting the Pledge of Allegiance.

    That is the problem with statist K-12 schools. Their first concern is controlling students and forcing them to conform and their last concern is actual education.
    WowI beg to differ with you. I was one of many radicals in my school who made drastic social changes ..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Djinn View Post
    You want my 13 year-old, he's yours. Just $25 on Craigslist. Cash only.
    Hey you complain about having a 13-year-old. I had 35 of them for six hours every day LOL
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    Quote Originally Posted by Isalexi View Post
    Would you stand for justice and liberty under allah?
    I'd sooner stand for you (or any person) before I'd stand for a god.

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