College Group Bans Pledge Of Allegiance
I have no problem with this. Not if we take away every dollar of state and federal monies the community college gets, including federally guaranteed student loans.
It’s a free country, after all. And people should be free to be as stupid and poor as they want, so long as tax dollars don’t have to subsidize it.
And you can thank a ruling from a San Francisco court for kicking this off. Now, who is it that comes from San Francisco? Oh. that’s right, the new House Frau, Nancy Pelosi.
It was struck down by the Supreme Court but left an opening for another challenge. Aren’t you glad Bush will get to put a liberal on the Court, or nothing at all next time?
The move was lead by three recently elected student trustees, who ran for office wearing revolutionary-style berets and said they do not believe in publicly swearing an oath to the American flag and government at their school.
The ban follows a 2002 ruling by a federal appeals court in San Francisco that said forcing school children to recite the pledge was unconstitutional because of the phrase "under God."
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Student leaders at a California college have touched off a furor by banning the Pledge of Allegiance at their meetings, saying they see no reason to publicly swear loyalty to God and the U.S. government.
The move by Orange Coast College student trustees, the latest clash over patriotism and religion in American schools, has infuriated some of their classmates — prompting one young woman to loudly recite the pledge in front of the board on Wednesday night in defiance of the rule.
"America is the one thing I’m passionate about and I can’t let them take that away from me," 18-year-old political science major Christine Zoldos told Reuters.