CRISIS IN PORTLAND OREGON! GRADE SCHOOL DROPS PLEDGE FROM CEREMONIES!

It’s shocking, but true! The Commie Pinko Latte sipping Liberal bastards that run the Capitol Hill Elementary school have opted not to have departing fifth graders recite the Pledge of Allegiance during this years ceremony. One local mom is HORRIBLY, HORRIBLY distraught over this injustice:

“I was sad,” said parent Briana Reese. “The flag was sitting up there, you know. Two of the kids went up and they said ‘everybody rise’ and we rose and I thought for just a second ‘oh yeah, we’re going to put our hands on our hearts and we’re going to salute the flag’ – but no.”

Reese had heard that the principal planned to take the pledge out of the ceremony.

“I think that’s what they should be doing – telling kids you should be pledging your allegiance to this country,” said Reese. “This is a great country. You’re here for a reason.”

Yes, the reason you’re here is because your parents were Americans and they had sex. What better way to celebrate your reason for being than to recite your allegiance to a flag at an age where the sentiment is completely lost on you. How the hell can you possibly grow up to be responsible gay-hatin’, Republican votin’, gun totin’ adults if we don’t indoctrinate the living hell out of you by the time you leave the fifth grade? I bet the ACLU is behind this! BURN ‘EM! BURN THE WITCHES!

And just what did they replace the pledge with? Probably some recitals from the Communist Manifesto no doubt!

The pledge was instead replaced with a singing version of the preamble to the Constitution.

Oh. Well. That is a catchy little tune. Still it’s NO REPLACEMENT for the God fearing patriotism to be found in the Pledge! I’m sure EVERYONE is as outraged about this issue as Briana Reese is!

KATU tried repeatedly to talk with Principal Pam Wilson but got no results. However, in an e-mail response to Reese’s questions, she explained the pledge was removed “out of respect for the diversity of religious faiths.”

Some parents support the principal’s decision.

“I think it’s nice to be trying to consider everybody,” said parent Teri Price. “But I don’t think she necessarily meant it to be that controversial. I think she just wanted a change.”

MORE COMMIE PINKO LIBERALS! BURN ‘EM!

16 thoughts on “CRISIS IN PORTLAND OREGON! GRADE SCHOOL DROPS PLEDGE FROM CEREMONIES!

  1. However, in an e-mail response to Reese’s questions, she explained the pledge was removed “out of respect for the diversity of religious faiths.”

    I’m not actually seeing the link between dropping the pledge and respecting religious diversity.

    I mean they could have simply dropped the “under god” part couldn’t they? That would solve the diversity issue.

    What better way to celebrate your reason for being than to recite your allegiance to a flag at an age where the sentiment is completely lost on you.

    I agree that that’s a valid argument for dropping the pledge, but that wasn’t the argument the Principal gave.

  2. Long time “listener” first time “caller”
    there is nothing wrong with toting guns.
    There is usually something wrong with voting republican though.

  3. Julian, it’s likely the amount of flack would’ve been worse had they dropped just the “under God” part of the pledge as opposed to the whole thing. For some reason there’s a lot of folks out there who would consider that much worse of an offense.

    Michael, I agree that there’s nothing wrong with totin’ guns. I was callously applying a Republican stereotype for the sake of humor.

  4. I think the pledge should be dropped from all schools. It’s ridiculous to cite a pledge to a piece of cloth. I don’t believe in worshiping or idolizing anything. It didn’t even exist before 1892. In 1952 they made it more ridiculous by adding under god to it. I guess they wanted to keep atheists from reciting it. (I know they did it because the Russian communists were atheists.) I don’t need to cite a pledge to have allegiance to my country. Of course I would protect this country at all costs so don’t think that I hate this country. I don’t. Making children recite it every damn day is a little too much. It’s a waste of time.

  5. xav0971 you are an ASS. This country was founded under GOD. If Muslims don’t like the traditions in my country they are FREE to leave. The pledge says under GOD not under a Christian God. God is many things to many people. Again I say if you hate this country so much please, please GET OUT. The political correctness is killing our country. We are told we must change because people are offended by such things as the English language, Christmas, The flag, etc. Well I am offended by all the people coming here because we are a FREE nation and wanting to make us like their native country. I am offended by pressing 1 for English, I am offended by the call to prayer towers being erected in America, by cab drivers refusing to take people with seeing eye dogs or a bottle of booze. Where is my representation.

  6. If you’re concerned about lack of representation then why don’t YOU leave, Debbie? You’re the one who is offended, so do us all a favor? At the very least, please go back to the kitchen and take your pills.

  7. I mean they could have simply dropped the “under god” part couldn’t they? That would solve the diversity issue.

    No, it wouldn’t.  The bible clearly forbids the taking of oaths, whether mentioning god or not, and some Christians actually follow that teaching.

    And Debbie, whose country?  Your country?  Gee, I don’t claim ownership of an entire country; it’s more of a commons in which we all have to figure out how to work together.  The constitution solves that conundrum by keeping religion out of the governmental picture.  Unfortunately we’ve increasingly lost our way on that.

  8. The political correctness is killing our country.

    Oh fuck off.  Political correctness may have damaged a few careers, but the only thing it’s capable of killing is a joke.

    Well I am offended by all the people coming here because we are a FREE nation and wanting to make us like their native country.

    Spoken like a true Native American, if a few centuries after the fact.  What tribe are you, by the way?

  9. Oh my.. with the state of the education system, maybe the pledge is the only letting the students know what country they are in.  If we take that away from them, they’ll be lost.

    The Horror!

  10. Somehow I have a feeling the pledge was written for ulterior motives. Well my suspicions weren’t too far off according to Wikipedia:

    The Pledge of Allegiance was written in 1892 by Francis Bellamy (1855-1931), a Baptist minister, a Christian Socialist, and the cousin of Socialist Utopian novelist Edward Bellamy (1850-1898). Bellamy’s original “Pledge of Allegiance” was published in the September 8th issue of the popular children’s magazine The Youth’s Companion as part of the National Public-School Celebration of Columbus Day, a celebration of the 400th anniversary of Christopher Columbus’s discovery of America, conceived by James B. Upham.

    Bellamy’s original Pledge read, “I pledge allegiance to my Flag and the Republic for which it stands, one nation, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. America”

    The pledge was supposed to be quick and to the point. Bellamy designed it to be stated in 15 seconds. He had initially also considered using the words equality and fraternity but decided they were too controversial since many people opposed equal rights for women and blacks. Bellamy said that the purpose of the pledge was to teach obedience to the state as a virtue and that the United States supports the flag.

    After a proclamation by President Benjamin Harrison, the Pledge was first used in public schools on October 12, 1892 during Columbus Day observances. This date was also significant as it was the dedication day of the World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago, Illinois. Bellamy thought that the pledge itself and the involvement of children across the country would be a fine show of national solidarity.

    Very interesting read for historical reasons. Go check it out!

  11. I wonder if they sang the Fraggle Rock version of the preamble?  I’m middle-aged (45 and counting) and I still remember that one well enough to sing it even today.  It is indeed a snappy little tune. cheese

  12. ElfNinosMom, I’ve never seen the Fraggle Rock version. I was specifically thinking of the Schoolhouse Rock version:

  13. Hi, Les!  I couldn’t get the video to play on this computer, but now that you have said that (and I saw the placeholder frame) I think that you are right, and I am wrong.  I was also actually thinking about the Schoolhouse Rock version, rather than the Fraggle Rock version (if there even is one).  Thanks for that correction!  grin

  14. Our children and grand children should be up holding a Tradition founded in 1892 by Francis Bellamy ,The Pledge to The United States of America. this pledge to what our veterans fight for and what we as americans stand for has been around an citizens have been reciting it for 118 years, what the hell is this country comming to . English was the ruling language now we have to push 1. If you are in america Do As The Americans Do!!

  15. That’s a pretty amazing amount of historical ignorance you’ve got going on there A. Kat Dennis. Bellamy wrote the poem, he didn’t found the tradition of reciting it. That was an act of Congress a bit later on. The Pledge also isn’t about what our veterans fight for or what we as Americans stand for, it’s a loyalty oath written by a Christian Socialist. Lastly, the fact that people have been doing something for a long time is no reason that it should be continued in the future. Especially if it’s harmful and/or divisive which the Pledge is in its current form.

    Seriously, go off and read up on the history and perhaps you won’t sound quite so ignorant next time.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.