Also, I have to thank my teachers for "making" me say the Pledge. As a yoot, I could not articulate the sibilant (s) which was detected (by my thaying the Pledge to the United Thtatth...) and corrected.
If I didn't think this entire nonsense was one born from ill intent I might likely agree on the side of the child...
It's all bull****, he was not suspended for refusing to recite the Pledge. He was suspended for being a teenage attention whore who wouldn't stand quietly while others recited the pledge. This won't go to SCOTUS, or anywhere.
If, when defending your support for Donald Trump, and your response is,
"But but but... HILLARY!!!", then you lost the argument before you even began.