Skip to comments.Pledge of Allegiance Becomes Pledge to Obama
Posted on 01/28/2009 5:42:17 PM PST by markomalley
A parent in the Clark County School District of Las Vegas, Henderson area reported today that his son, who is in 1st grade, came home yesterday saying that he didn't want to go back to school anymore.
When asked why, the boy said that during the Pledge of Allegiance the teacher put up a large image of Obama next to the flag.
Thinking that the boy might be exaggerating, the man asked his son if he was sure, and suggested that by "large" he might mean an 8x10 photo of the president. The boy apparently said "No, it is a large picture of Obama and when we are done, the teacher turns off the image."
The same thing was not done for President Bush last year.
After investigating this morning, the other parent reported that what the boy said was true.
At least three of the five classrooms have an overhead projector and as the children stand to recite the Pledge of Allegiance, the teacher turns on the classroom overhead and a full body image of Obama, with six U.S. flags behind him, comes up about 4 feet away from the flag that hangs on the wall. The screen is apparently around five feet by six feet.
In the image, President Obama appears to be staring straight out with no facial expression, just a serious look. All of the kids in each class faced the President, instead of the flag that hangs in the corner.
Local parents are up in arms over this situation. Teachers clearly do not realize the gravity of what they are doing.
Anybody around these parts with similar stories
Well, at least the “New Reagan” will arise from the Obama victory.
OH YES THEY DO.
We'll get a cult of personality like the late chairman Mao if we're not careful.
I hope so. This is so creepy. What is really creepy is that a lot of families are happy with behavior usually seen under dictatorships.
All must love Big Brother!
These “teachers” should have their goatsmellin’ asses fired.
No indocrination here. Please move on.
The HELL they don't! They clearly DO understand EXACTLY what they are doing.
OMG..Obama and his cult are getting creepier by the minute!!
I hate to correct someone like that, but you’re right. They sure do. I cannot believe how bad our schools have gotten.
I’m surprised they don’t have a wall photo of Obama at the school, reminiscent of those depicting Chairman Mao.
They know exactly what the Obama they are doing.
Almost puked in the Officemax parking lot as I saw this big fat black teacher lady, getting in her SUV in the handicapped parking spot (handicap obesity) and saw a
Obama / NEA
sticker on the bumper.
I don’t doubt it, but I wish there were some specifics, like school name, and even the teacher’s name and parent’s name.
That would be the final day for my child in that school; but first I’d have my say with the teacher, principal, super, and school board.
You are so right — they know exactly what they are doing.
My three kids are products of the public school system but also products of a Mom that volunteered in the schools plus was very active in parent organizations so I knew what was going on in their schools. We were fortunate that with moving around the Country, we were able to find schools that I interviewed for the kids education and that is why we located in some towns. I tutored reading for years to not only help students with problems but to make sure what my children were being taught.
Anyone sending their kids to public schools has to be very pro-active and involved.
I have always said....teach the mind of a child and you rule the world.... And I guess this is what they are doing.
OBAMA HAS TO BE REMOVED FROM OFFICE, to save our kids.
This is absolutely disgusting. I only wish I could say I was surprised but being California......
Obama's Victory--A British view
A victory for the hysterical Oprah Winfrey, the mad racist preacher Jeremiah Wright, the US mainstream media who abandoned any sense of objectivity long ago, Europeans who despise America largely because they depend on her, comics who claim to be dangerous and fearless but would not dare attack genuinely powerful special interest groups. A victory for Obama-worshippers everywhere. A victory for the cult of the cult. A man who has done little with his life but has written about his achievements as if he had found the cure for cancer in between winning a marathon and building a nuclear reactor with his teeth. Victory for style over substance, hyperbole over history, rabble-raising over reality.
A victory for Hollywood , the most dysfunctional community in the world. Victory for Streisand, Spielberg, Soros, Moore, and Sarandon. Victory for those who prefer welfare to will and interference to independence. For those who settle for group think and herd mentality rather than those who fight for individual initiative and the right to be out of step with meager political fashion.
Victory for a man who is no friend of freedom. He and his people have already stated that media has to be controlled so as to be balanced, without realizing the extraordinary irony within that statement. Like most liberal zealots, the Obama worshippers constantly speak of Fox and Limbaugh, when the vast bulk of television stations and newspapers are drastically liberal and anti-conservative. Senior Democrat Chuck Schumer said that just as pornography should be censored, so should talk radio. In other words, one of the few free and open means of popular expression may well be cornered and beaten by bullies who even in triumph cannot tolerate any criticism and opposition.
A victory for those who believe the state is better qualified to raise children than the family, for those who prefer teachers' unions to teaching and for those who are naively convinced that if the West is sufficiently weak towards its enemies, war and terror will dissolve as quickly as the tears on the face of a leftist celebrity. A victory for social democracy even after most of Europe has come to the painful conclusion that social democracy leads to mediocrity, failure, unemployment, inflation, higher taxes and economic stagnation. A victory for intrusive lawyers, banal sentimentalists, social extremists and urban snobs.
Congratulations America !
John T. Reed, London Daily Mail editorial 1/6/2009
Just like Hitler making soldiers of the German Army swear loyalty to him instead of to the country.
What is the schools name?
Obama to Republicans: I won
Translation: I am the Master! You will obey me!
If parents are smart, they will document, call FOX news, CNS, hire an attorney and sue the school district!!!
I am guessing that if this was occurring in multiple classrooms, it was likely being sanctioned by least the principal if not higher levels of administration!
Can you say “1984”?!
Pretty soon they will have to salute and shout Seig Heil when they pass that picture.
The number one fallen angel encourages his followers to “worship” him.
The new president SHOULD be rebuking his followers, but seems enjoy this stuff.
I wonder about the connection.
Maybe because as far as I can tell, NewsBlaze is basically a blog, albeit a big one, and little things like factual references are just an annoyance to blog readers. Gives the blog all the credibility of the Weekly World News.
Note that the poster is the author of the story. He's trying to drive hits to his blog page to pump it.
Specifics would indeed be welcome, assuming the story is true. I don't doubt it either, but until facts emerge, it's a tabloid story.
I wonder how much longer we will be able to legally home school.
You beat me to it.
No, but if my kids came home with this story and I found out it was true, the school system would find out what a screaming raging B*tch I am capable of being.
My apologies -- that is not true. Sorry about that.
I made a stupid reading error.
I am surprised kids still say the pledge, most schools I know the teacher no longer allowed it.
But maybe since Obama is here, they will bring it back.
I saw similar nonsense in a elementary school today, photographs and drawings by kids of POTUS MUZZIE HUSSEIN SOCIALIST FROM KENYA all over the walls in both the classrooms and the corridors.
First grade! Whoa! Very cool and perceptive kid. If I were the dad, it would have brought tears of joy to my eyes.
“Teachers clearly do not realize the gravity of what they are doing.
OH YES THEY DO.”
No offense, but I’m not sure that they do.
They are the product of ‘children who have been taught by children, etc’ and now teach. (statement made without offense to all teachers)
Personally, I’d like to believe that your statement IS correct since there would be a readily available solution/correction.
I was about to say...I’ve never posted anything from NewsBlaze in my life!
I just saw this in a search for Obama and education (posted a couple of other threads on the general subject)
The natural state of the vast majority of sheeple is to live in a dictatorship.
A Republic like ours only works if the right to vote is confined to responsible people.
That horse is out of the barn.
All POTUS MUZZIE HUSSEIN SOCIALIST FROM KENYA needs is 2 SCOTUS appointments and he is in for life just like Chavez.
I will die first. No joke. They will have to kill me.
And no, I will not go quietly into that good night...
“I hate to correct someone like that, but youre right. They sure do. I cannot believe how bad our schools have gotten.
Im surprised they dont have a wall photo of Obama at the school, reminiscent of those depicting Chairman Mao.”
I’m surprised that they still Pledge Allegiance to The Flag.