Public schools invite parents to excuse children from reciting the Pledge of Allegiance
Perhaps nowhere is the progressive advance across America more evident than in our education system. A recent example can be found in Florida. TheBlaze reports:
When an elementary school girl brought home the student code of conduct booklet from Leon County Schools in Tallahassee, Florida, for parents to review last week, one page in particular stuck out to her mom.
It was a Pledge of Allegiance opt-out form parents could fill out and return to the school.
“I understand my rights as a parent and I request that my child, noted above, be excused from reciting the Pledge of Allegiance,” the form read. “This request includes standing and placing his/her right hand over his/her heart.”
The mom filled out the form — in a manner of speaking — and returned it to the school with a handwritten message over the center of the paper: “This is the dumbest thing I have ever read and I am so ashamed of this.”
If only it were merely dumb (though dumb would be bad enough). No, this was not the product of some bumbling fool. This was an intentional and manipulative act with a specific goal in mind. TheBlaze continues:
But when the mom’s brother-in-law found out about the Pledge opt-out form, he hopped on Facebook, posted the photo of it with his sister-in-law’s handwritten response and added the following message: “My niece brought this home from school today…What is happening to our country?!?”
The mom’s brother-in-law, Micah Brienen (who is urging people to vote out the superintendent in the next election), wrote additional posts, including his observations that “American values and traditions are whittling away…What’s next? No American flags in schools??...”
How did this latest anti-American action in Florida public schools come about?
The short version is this: this year, expanding on a 2008 federal ruling that students don’t have to recite the Pledge of Allegiance, Florida lawmakers voted to allow schools to let parents know about this option. Excuse me, but this is tantamount to encouraging parents to opt out. Why would a lawmaker go out of his way to have schools go out of their way to open this door? (You know the answer.)
The long version is this: the United States has been infiltrated by a host of enemies who have been steadily dismantling our great nation over many decades.
But back to Florida.
The Leon County school district sent a statement to TheBlaze on this matter. Predictably, the district got it all wrong.
“In complying with the change in law, our staff developed a form for parents to use to exercise that right,” the statement continued.
“Superintendent [Jackie] Pons received several messages from the community in regards to this process and — upon further inspection — made the decision to remove the form and revise the code of conduct booklet,” the statement said.
A school official added to TheBlaze that language about the students’ right to not participate in the Pledge was placed on another page of the booklet to keep in line with the law.
“We apologize for any confusion the form may have caused,” the statement concluded.
“We understand that approximately 400 paper copies [of the booklet] were distributed before the superintendent stopped the process.”
So the superintendent thinks relocating the opt-out form to another page is the fix while apologizing for any confusion.
The confusion is that leftists have no appreciation for the uniqueness and greatness that is the United States. The confusion is that leftists think America should be a communist country. The confusion is that our country is being dismantled and sheeple are all on board.
Be vigilant. Expose the left. Fight tooth and nail.
Hat tip: Breitbart, Miami Herald