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Boy punished at school for refusing to stand for Pledge of Allegiance

A Houston teen has been suspended for refusing to stand during Pledge of Allegiance. He says he loves his country but not his government. He said he does not trust the NSA and the government is over-reaching its power.

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I am impressed.

I will not pledge to a flag. I will pledge to uphold the constitution.

Formerly rprevolutionist

Never did it

I never stood or recited the Pledge of Allegiance during my entire high school career. No one ever said a word to me about it. However, that was a long time ago (1960-1964) and times were much different.

Look up the history: the PoA was devised by a socialist (Francis Bellamy) for the explicit purpose of inculcating state collectivism. The original ceremony involved all the children giving the fascist salute (this was only changed during WWII).

What Good Is A Pledge?

If it is compulsory?

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"Bipartisan: both parties acting in concert to put both of their hands in your pocket."-Rothbard

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The cheese stands alone. The proof is in the pudding.

Pledge allegiance to no one

That chant is nationalism and serves only as a reminder that you are a slave to the state

For Freedom!
The World is my country, all mankind is my brethren, to do good is my religion.

Hope this kid gets transfered...

to a better school. He's obviously smarter than the other sheep in his current class and it sounds like the teachers there aren't any brighter than a 40 watt bulb. "Loves his country, but just not his government." Major kudos.

If ignorance is bliss, Washington DC must be heaven.

Well...at least College will now be paid for...

...by the Taxpayers after this lawsuit reaches fruition.

Wha? .....hey....who stole my country?

The kid is smart enough to

The kid is smart enough to understand the difference between his nation and the ruling class in his nation. Now maybe he will continue to elevate his understanding of love and realize dividing up into tribes we call nation states is a silly idea to begin with.

I live near Seattle, and why should I have a loyalty to someone I never met in far away Miami, over someone I never met in Vancouver, BC, that is a couple hours away? That person in Canada might be really awesome, and that person in Miami might be a douchebag.

True Dat...

Lotsa douchebags in Miami...mostly cops.

Wha? .....hey....who stole my country?

this boy knows his stuff!

great to see young people awake!

Christians should not be warmongers! http://www.lewrockwell.com/vance/vance87.html