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    Re: Texas high school suspends student for refusing to recite the Pledge of Allegia

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    Or, phrased another way: Don't resist our attempts at indoctrination.

    "None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free."
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    Re: Texas high school suspends student for refusing to recite the Pledge of Allegia

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    Yes, that is a big difference.

    The kid, being a kid, needs to learn also that there are times when standing up to authority takes courage, but is the right thing to do.
    I can agree with that.

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    Re: Texas high school suspends student for refusing to recite the Pledge of Allegia

    Quote Originally Posted by Henry David View Post
    Actions speak louder than words, and the school's actions demonstrate that when they tell the children that americans are free, the school is lying
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    Basically what the school is saying is that the students are free except when the school says that they are not free.

    I don't believe that that will fly in court.

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    Re: Texas high school suspends student for refusing to recite the Pledge of Allegia

    Quote Originally Posted by ChezC3 View Post
    So in Texas schools you get suspended for not saying the PoA to the American flag, while in California schools you get suspended for wearing a t-shirt of an American flag.


    Telling.



    Where would you rather go to school?

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    Re: Texas high school suspends student for refusing to recite the Pledge of Allegia

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    Benevolent nationalism in schools is a good thing, but leave it to a fool to make it meaningless by having it strictly enforced through punishment.

    Personally, I would abandon the pledge in the schools after elementary school.
    I don't believe I said the Pledge after the 2nd Grade.

    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...

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    Re: Texas high school suspends student for refusing to recite the Pledge of Allegia

    Quote Originally Posted by Federalist View Post
    State-worship is the same everywhere.
    Yup

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    Re: Texas high school suspends student for refusing to recite the Pledge of Allegia

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Slippery slopes suck, huh? With the court judgment that schools can do whatever the hell they want, in response to the freedom of expression of the students, they really opened Pandora's box.

    IMO, this kids sounds like a spoiled little **** ass, that will make a good, obedient Libbo one day. He probably hates America...but...I certainly support his right to express himself and think it's totally ridiculous to suspend the kid, because he refuses to say The Pledge.
    Well the pledge is one of the signs of a fascist nation, especially if you are forced to say it.
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    Re: Texas high school suspends student for refusing to recite the Pledge of Allegia

    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.

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    Re: Texas high school suspends student for refusing to recite the Pledge of Allegia

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    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.
    Why should he be required to even stand quietly?
    If you claim sexual harassment to be wrong, yet you defend anyone on your side for any reason,
    then you are a hypocrite and everything you say on the matter is just babble.

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    Re: Texas high school suspends student for refusing to recite the Pledge of Allegia

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    Well the pledge is one of the signs of a fascist nation, especially if you are forced to say it.
    Is it really? ONLY facist countries have a pledge of allegiance to their national colors?
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    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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