Thursday, December 1, 2011

Texas student's refusal to say Mexican pledge, anthem starts controversy .

Nice salute. Reminds me of something similar. How do you say "Sieg heil" in Spanish?

14 comments:

Robert Fowler said...

Good for her. If more people would stand up against the invasion of our Country we would be better off. They barely teach our Constitution anymore and some think singing the Mexican national anthem is the way to go.

Anonymous said...

Yup. All of a sudden, nobody wants to talk about it or comment or explain anything, other than to say that they will do it again but differently next time!

It's very clear what's going on here but if you try to stop it, about a dozen federal and local agencies will immediately attack you. They now serve interests other than those of the United States and her people.

E Pluribus Unum, has been destroyed. Deliberately, destroyed. Those friendly to our nation and interests, would never have done this, so enemies must be responsible and indeed they are, and they are mostly American born.

WarriorClass said...

What makes me sick is all the students that stood up. All illegal aliens?

WarriorClass
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KBCraig said...

Is the "something similar" the "Bellamy Salute"? That was how the American pledge was recited in schools before WWII.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bellamy_salute

Anonymous said...

What a gutsy and brave young lady!!
Her parents must be unspeakably proud of her. Our nations forefathers and veterans certainly are.

Way to go, Mom and Dad, ya'll have done well.

Anonymous said...

This "teacher" needs a private lesson in partiotism.

W W Woodward said...

Good for her and good for her parents who obviously instilled in her the intestinal fortitude to refuse to go along with the herd just because somebody in a position of supposed authority rang a bell.

We need classrooms full of students just like her.

[W3]

Bruce Krafft said...

Just curious; if this was a Spanish class why did they recite the Mexican pledge and sing the Mexican anthem? Why not say the US pledge and sing The Star Spangled Banner in Spanish (since Spain has no pledge and their anthem has no lyrics)?

Ed said...

She may be referring to the Bellamy salute, once used in this country while reciting the pledge of allegiance to the flag of the USA, whose original author was also Bellamy.

See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pledge_of_Allegiance

and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bellamy_salute

Bad Cyborg said...

The salute is the least of the problem, KBCraig. Singing/reciting an anthem even less (my wife sang the French national anthem in French class in High School).

The problem is forcing a room full of students to pledge allegiance to a foreign power. A pledge is a promise. It is not as binding as an oath but it is an affirmation of something. In this case they are forced to either proclaim their allegiance to a foreign power or to lie publicly. The fact that the teacher (a Hispanic) sees no problem is either a reflection of her own debased ethos or a divided loyalty.

WarriorClass, while I doubt that the majority of the class could be of Mexican descent, I doubt they are illegals if for no other reason than that - at least in my experience - children of illegals are not likely to enroll in "Achieve Early College High School" type programs.

Anonymous said...

+1 BC
I dont really have any issue with the students in a Spanish class learning to sing the anthem of Mexico or even learning to say the pledge of Mexico. I have a problem with them being told to stand and recite the pledge and I would not have done it nor would I have accepted my son doing it.


Grenadier1

Sean said...

Not the Alamo. Remember SAN JACINTO, bitches. Perhaps we need a redux.

KBCraig said...

BC, I have a problem with students being forced or coerced to recite a pledge to any country, even their own.

I have no problem at all with truly voluntary proclamations, but if there's so much as a hint of peer pressure, much less actual coercion, it becomes meaningless.

Anonymous said...

oh hell naw the teacher was right if you all know your history that tejas
was a mexican state and that texas should still recite the pleadge to keep its history alive