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Friday, August 26, 2016

Kids pledge allegiance to the MEXICAN flag

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(World Net Daily)  -  The U.S. Supreme Court in 1943 ruled that schools cannot force students to participate in the recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance to Old Glory.
The justices affirmed a lower court’s decision that said: “The salute to the flag is an expression of the homage of the soul. To force it upon one who has conscientious scruples against giving it, is petty tyranny unworthy of the spirit of this Republic and forbidden, we think, by the fundamental law.”
But the justices apparently forgot to say, too, that schools couldn’t demand students pledge allegiance to any other country’s flag, and that failure has led to a lawsuit over a Texas school’s actions being brought before the full panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.
At issue is the punishment by the school, the Achieve Early College High School in McAllen, Texas, of Brenda Brinsdon, then a 15-year-old sophomore, several years ago.
She declined to pledge allegiance to the Mexican flag when her Spanish instructor demanded it of her.
Then she was removed from the classroom and subjected to individual instructions, according to an appeal filed  with the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals by the Great Lakes Justice Center, which is representing her.
The legal team now is asking the full 5th Circuit for a review, alleging the three-judge panel made several mistakes in its ruling
The petition, GLJC said, “challenges the constitutionality of an assignment that required students in Spanish class to stand at attention facing the Mexican flag and pledge allegiance to Mexico. Halfway through the pledge school officials required students to raise their right arm at a ninety-degree angle toward the flag and state, ‘We promise to you to always be loyal to the principles of freedom and justice that makes us an independent, human and generous nation, to which we dedicate our existence.'”
The student, a first generation Mexican-American, declined to pledge allegiance to Mexico but then cooperated, feeling “compelled to stand and say the pledge with her class.”
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