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TX High School Students Made to Recite Mexican National Anthem, Pledge of Allegiance
The Blaze ^ | 10/17/2011 | n/a

Posted on 10/17/2011 7:17:39 AM PDT by massmike

Students in a Texas public high school were made to stand up and recite the Mexican national anthem and Mexican pledge of allegiance as part of a Spanish class assignment, but the school district maintains there was nothing wrong with the lesson.

Wearing red, white and green, students had to memorize the Mexican anthem and pledge and stand up and recite them in individually in front of the class.

That didn’t go over well with sophomore Brenda Brinsdon. The 15-year-old sat down and refused to participate. She also caught it all on video.

I just thought it was out of hand, I didn’t think it was right,” she told The Blaze. “Reciting pledges to Mexico and being loyal to it has nothing to do with learning Spanish.”

She said she was particularly offended because the presentations in teacher Reyna Santos’s class took place during “Freedom Week,” the week after the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terror attacks, and on U.S. Constitution Day — the same day as Mexico’s Independence Day.

“Why are we doing their independence when it‘s Freedom Week and it’s also Constitution Day?” Brinsdon said.

Brinsdon said she complained to the school principal, Yvette Cavazo, who told her it was part of the curriculum and that she should participate.

(Excerpt) Read more at theblaze.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: borderwars; freetrade; globalism; governmentschools; manufacturing; mcallen; mexicananthem; mexicanpledge; openborders; reconquista; slavery; spanish; texas
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1 posted on 10/17/2011 7:17:43 AM PDT by massmike
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To: massmike

Dang! Beat me to it.


2 posted on 10/17/2011 7:19:04 AM PDT by Sudetenland (There can be no freedom without God--What man gives, man can take away.)
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To: Sudetenland

...only by 9 seconds!


3 posted on 10/17/2011 7:20:16 AM PDT by massmike (Massachusetts:Stopped hanging witches;started electing Kennedys.Coincidence?)
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To: massmike

Un F’ing acceptable


4 posted on 10/17/2011 7:21:02 AM PDT by The Wizard (Madam President is my President now, and in the future)
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To: massmike

This will be a required morning ritual in all Texas schools in 10 years.


5 posted on 10/17/2011 7:22:37 AM PDT by NeverForgetBataan (To the German Commander -- ..........................NUTS !)
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To: massmike

That would be a cold day in hell before they coerced me into reciting the Mexican national anthem.They could throw me into detention for a week.I still would refuse.


6 posted on 10/17/2011 7:23:18 AM PDT by puppypusher (The World is going to the dogs.)
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To: NeverForgetBataan

Just part of the reconquista. Nothing to get worked up about. Pretty soon they will require Mexican ROTC.


7 posted on 10/17/2011 7:27:42 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: NeverForgetBataan

I VERY much doubt that. Good grief...


8 posted on 10/17/2011 7:30:02 AM PDT by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo...Sum Pro Vita. (Modified Decartes))
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To: massmike
...as part of a Spanish class assignment,...

Shouldn't they have been using SPAIN's stuff?............

9 posted on 10/17/2011 7:33:22 AM PDT by Red Badger (Furthermore, I think Obama must be impeached....................)
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To: massmike

Don’t mess with Texas.


10 posted on 10/17/2011 7:41:23 AM PDT by crosshairs (Liberalism is to truth, what east is to west.)
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To: massmike

Is this Mexico or the USA? (here in the USA I mean)


11 posted on 10/17/2011 7:43:37 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: massmike

If we make Rick Perry our President, we can stop being heartless and the entire country can become as welcoming as Texas is.


12 posted on 10/17/2011 7:48:13 AM PDT by bwc2221
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To: bwc2221

Si.


13 posted on 10/17/2011 7:49:11 AM PDT by EternalVigilance (Congrats GOP! You've narrowed it down to Romney, a Romney supporter, and a Giuliani supporter! /s)
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To: massmike

Hey this is McAllen TX in the Reo Grande Valley. I live down here and for all of you people who think this is a part of The good ole USA think again. This is Mexico! Other than me and about 3-5% of “other than Hispanic” people this is just a Mexican city. If you go in stores it’s all Spanish language. This is like east LA.


14 posted on 10/17/2011 7:50:44 AM PDT by carjic (I've always been taught to respect my elders.... but it's getting harder to find any!)
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To: crosshairs

In 10-15 years Texas will be where California is today and it will be looking up to Michigan and Ohio.

Sorry, but that’s a fact. The state had one Hispanic for every three Anglos in 1980 but with your welcoming attitude toward illegals, Hispanics will outnumber Anglos by 2020.

It’s already to late. Texas has been messed with.


15 posted on 10/17/2011 7:52:43 AM PDT by bwc2221
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To: massmike

You have to love that ‘salute’ (/sarc).


16 posted on 10/17/2011 7:54:21 AM PDT by mnehring
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To: massmike

Back in the 1950’s and 1960’s we had to learn the Marseilles, but that was in French class.


17 posted on 10/17/2011 7:58:46 AM PDT by Daveinyork
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To: massmike

I haven’t taken a foreign language - so I’m going to ask some naive’ questions.

1. Do students taking German/French have to do something similar?


18 posted on 10/17/2011 8:02:40 AM PDT by Hodar ( Who needs laws; when this FEELS so right?)
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To: Hodar

In the German class, they start out singing the “Horst Wessel Lied.”


19 posted on 10/17/2011 8:07:17 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Georgia Girl 2

“Just part of the reconquista. Nothing to get worked up about. Pretty soon they will require Mexican ROTC”
______________________________________________________________________________________________________

The Mexican Navy has an ROTC program too... It’s inactive until they can afford a new Jon boat for training.


20 posted on 10/17/2011 8:10:23 AM PDT by NeverForgetBataan (To the German Commander -- ..........................NUTS !)
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22 posted on 10/17/2011 8:11:37 AM PDT by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list)
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To: Hodar

I answered this in detail in the other thread - but I learned French anthems and pledges in my French class.

We didn’t “Pledge” but we did recite. First year French lessons, and my teacher was cool (I wish I would have told her that back then, instead of busting her balls all day)

I don’t feel insulted that I was taught these songs and pledges, I DO feel insulted that I now know what a Burka is, and how it compares to a Hajib. I’m insulted that I am familiar with Eid, and I have Islamic holidays marked on a calendar.


23 posted on 10/17/2011 8:12:32 AM PDT by Celerity
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To: Hodar

I answered this in detail in the other thread - but I learned French anthems and pledges in my French class.

We didn’t “Pledge” but we did recite. First year French lessons, and my teacher was cool (I wish I would have told her that back then, instead of busting her balls all day)

I don’t feel insulted that I was taught these songs and pledges, I DO feel insulted that I now know what a Burka is, and how it compares to a Hajib. I’m insulted that I am familiar with Eid, and I have Islamic holidays marked on a calendar.


24 posted on 10/17/2011 8:12:53 AM PDT by Celerity
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To: massmike
>>Students in a Texas public high school were made to stand up and recite the Mexican national anthem and Mexican pledge of allegiance as part of a Spanish class assignment, but the school district maintains there was nothing wrong with the lesson.<<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

If Texans are clueless about the horrific damage that socialist-funded, compulsory, and godless government schooling is doing to their communities, then it is hopeless for the rest of the nation.

If **Texans** can't see that government schooling must be abolished then, I do think our future as a representative republic is doomed.

I am very discouraged.

25 posted on 10/17/2011 8:14:23 AM PDT by wintertime (I am a Constitutional Restorationist!!! Yes!)
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To: dfwgator
In the German class, they start out singing the “Horst Wessel Lied.”

That's funny, because I took French and we started with the same thing.

26 posted on 10/17/2011 8:14:26 AM PDT by SpottedBeaver (Tagline removed by moderator)
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To: Red Badger
"Shouldn't they have been using SPAIN's stuff?............"

An excellent point, Red Badger. Funny how you mention "Spanish", and we FReepers all (understandably) focus on the foreign invasion from Mexico.

27 posted on 10/17/2011 8:18:15 AM PDT by Mich Patriot (A government agency is the closest thing to eternal life you'll ever see on Earth. RReagan)
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To: massmike

Apparently these idiots think the class is on learning to speak Mexican. If they were sincere they would be reciting the pledge to Spain and singing the Spanish Anthem.


28 posted on 10/17/2011 8:18:39 AM PDT by Terry Mross (I'll only vote for a SECOND party.)
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To: massmike

I live about 30 miles north of McAllen and have lived here my entire life. This does not surprise me one bit. The majority of students are indoctrinated by teachers who seemed to be loyal to Mexico, rather than the U.S.A. They forget which country has given them the opportunity to succeed.


29 posted on 10/17/2011 8:20:55 AM PDT by TejanoJim
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To: Georgia Girl 2
Just part of the reconquista. Nothing to get worked up about. Pretty soon they will require Mexican ROTC...............You're right, but we complaint and do nothing about it. It's time to act !!!
30 posted on 10/17/2011 8:23:34 AM PDT by mandaladon (PalinGenesis)
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To: Georgia Girl 2
Just part of the reconquista. Nothing to get worked up about. Pretty soon they will require Mexican ROTC...............You're right, however we complain and do nothing about it. It's time to act !!!
31 posted on 10/17/2011 8:24:20 AM PDT by mandaladon (PalinGenesis)
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To: Celerity

You have your head in the sand.

You learned the French anthems, and yet, we are/were NOT being invaded by the French to reclaim Louisiana.

Reconquista is real, LaRaza is real. Brainwashing children to think ‘Hispanic’ and normalizing the idea that we can be the USA while also being Mexico is insanity and tanatmount to suicide.

Head in the sand.


32 posted on 10/17/2011 8:24:39 AM PDT by RoadGumby (For God so loved the world)
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To: puppypusher
>>That would be a cold day in hell before they coerced me into reciting the Mexican national anthem.They could throw me into detention for a week.I still would refuse.<<
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

Would you go so far as to refuse to pay your taxes that support these godless, secular humanist preaching, socialist-funded, voter mob ruled, and compulsory government indoctrination camps?

Just wondering? ...What would be enough outrage for you to do that? Please remember that behind every government school teacher and principal in this nation stand **armed** police force.

By the way,....**Every** government school in this nation is:

—godless in its worldview. ( Children must think and reason godlessly just to cooperate in the classroom)

—Socialist-funded

—Preaches the religion of secular humanism ( It is impossible to have religiously neutral vacuum and **all** government schools in this nation establish the religion of secular humanism.)

—Managed by the voting mob ( mis-named “school board”)

—Compulsory for all those whose parents can not ransom them by way of homeschooling or private schooling. Merely by attending children learn to be comfortable under the compulsory yoke of the voting mob.

33 posted on 10/17/2011 8:24:44 AM PDT by wintertime (I am a Constitutional Restorationist!!! Yes!)
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To: crosshairs
Don't mess with Texas? Sounds to me as if Texas is not going to do anything about this. Sounds to me as if Texas got messed with and doesn't have the testosterone to do anything about it.

Buncha pansies.
34 posted on 10/17/2011 8:28:20 AM PDT by righttackle44 (I may not be much, but I raised a U.S. Marine.)
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To: massmike

“Hey Teach!”
“This is INDOCTRINATION” NOT education!”
“So, I’ll sit down and shut up during this little ANTI-AMERICAN exercise!”


35 posted on 10/17/2011 8:28:24 AM PDT by G Larry (I dream of a day when a man is judged by the content of his character)
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To: NeverForgetBataan

LOL!!


36 posted on 10/17/2011 8:28:24 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: massmike

Well spoken family that raised an intelligent and perceptive child.

It is totally inappropriate (on Constitution Day!) to require students to stand individually and recite a pledge to another country.

The teacher said, it didn’t mean anything, it was just a lesson? As another freeper said, have her give the sinner’s or Lord’s Prayer in Spanish (that would have been a fun exercise!) and see how fast the mighty wheels of statist education would have torn into the child! It suddenly would have mattered a whole lot, I bet.


37 posted on 10/17/2011 8:29:06 AM PDT by I still care (I miss my friends, bagels, and the NYC skyline - but not the taxes. I love the South.)
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To: massmike

Isn’t the Mexican National Anthem, “La Cucaracha”?


38 posted on 10/17/2011 8:29:20 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: massmike
My husband and I run the Cub Scout troop for the Spanish speaking congregation of our denomination in our county. We speak Spanish fluently and are members in every way of their congregation.

I testify:

MEXICAN PARENTS DON'T WANT THIS!!! THEY WANT THEIR KIDS TO BE **AMERICANS**!!!!! THEY WANT THEIR KIDS IN ENGLISH ONLY CLASSES!

Yeah! I am shouting jumping up and down and having a fit. The only traitors who want this in our nation are the COMMUNISTS and SOCIALIST USEFUL IDIOTS ( communist-lites) who control government school indoctrination.

39 posted on 10/17/2011 8:34:05 AM PDT by wintertime (I am a Constitutional Restorationist!!! Yes!)
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To: crosshairs
Don’t mess with Texas.
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

Where is the outrage? What has been done?

( crickets)

If **Texans** ( of all people) can't grasp the idea that godless, socialist-funded, and compulsory government education produces a godless people that is comfortable with socialism and government compulsion,...then our nation is lost! It is hopeless!

If **Texans** ( of all people) can't see that all godless and socialist-funded government indoctrination must be abolished, then our experiment in self-rule is doomed to fail.

40 posted on 10/17/2011 8:39:18 AM PDT by wintertime (I am a Constitutional Restorationist!!! Yes!)
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To: massmike

To those who still think we live in the United States of America, I offer this as proof that the United States of America is a myth.

From the eminent philospher, Pogo, “we have met the enemy and he is us”.


41 posted on 10/17/2011 8:40:45 AM PDT by NTHockey (Rules of engagement #1: Take no prisoners)
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To: massmike

Next step is to tell students to face Mecca and bang their heads on the floor.


42 posted on 10/17/2011 8:47:35 AM PDT by 353FMG (Liberalism is Satan's handiwork.)
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To: Daveinyork
Back in the 1950’s and 1960’s we had to learn the Marseilles, but that was in French class.

Yep. Had to learn that one as well. And I do know all the words to O Canada since I've been following hockey since I was 9.

Le Marseilles is a song that has some farther cultural context. I doubt anyone on the planet has even heard the Mexican National Anthem unless they are down there at a baseball or soccer game, or watching a Mexican TV station sign-off early in the morning.

43 posted on 10/17/2011 8:58:45 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: F15Eagle

You been to Miami,
Lately?
U no comprende’ Espanola chances are you’re the foreigner.

You still flying?


44 posted on 10/17/2011 9:30:31 AM PDT by Joe Boucher (FUBO)
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To: 353FMG
....and bang their heads on the floor.

Hey, you may be on to something. Just think of all the money we could save! Right now it takes the State 13 years to brain damage our kids in public schools. We could cut it down to 6, 7 months tops and we wouldn't have to pack all those lunches!

45 posted on 10/17/2011 9:47:12 AM PDT by txroadkill (Antlers up! The Claw must be feared! Back2Back American League Champions!)
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To: dfwgator
Isn’t the Mexican National Anthem, “La Cucaracha”?

Don't be silly, everyone knows it's "La Bamba"

46 posted on 10/17/2011 9:49:59 AM PDT by txroadkill (Antlers up! The Claw must be feared! Back2Back American League Champions!)
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To: SpottedBeaver

Was your French teacher originally from Vichy?;)


47 posted on 10/17/2011 9:56:03 AM PDT by Frank_2001
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To: massmike

This is fairly common in foreign language classes, French, German and it teaches about the culture of the country.

Not a big deal and Perry should not bother to comment.


48 posted on 10/17/2011 10:05:31 AM PDT by buffaloguy
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To: massmike

How is this any different than kids singing “Le Marseillaise” in french class? It’s not like they were really pledging allegiance to Mexico, it’s just a spanish class.


49 posted on 10/17/2011 10:17:22 AM PDT by stuartcr ("Everything happens as God wants it to...otherwise, things would be different.")
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To: massmike
William Brinsdon is still having a hard time fathoming the idea of reciting foreign pledges and anthems in a U.S. public school in the first place.

“Our kids don’t even know the [American] national anthem and here we are…teaching them to memorize and perform the national anthem for Mexico,” he said. “I just think it’s so backwards.”


Maybe McAllen ISD needs to change their curriculum to include teaching the US Anthem and Pledge and maybe the parents need to step up their involvment with their children's teachings also.

50 posted on 10/17/2011 10:21:22 AM PDT by deport
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