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Texas Student Refuses Mexican Pledge of Allegiance, Anthem
Education News ^ | 11/22/11 | B. A. Birch

Posted on 11/22/2011 11:37:50 AM PST by Nachum

Students studying Spanish in a Texas public high school were asked to recite the Mexican national anthem and Mexican pledge of allegiance as part of an assignment, and when one student refused, stating that it upset her, the school district maintains there was nothing wrong with the lesson, writes Madeleine Morgenstern at the Blaze.

The incident happened last month at Achieve Early College High School in McAllen, Texas — a city located about 10 miles from the U.S.-Mexico border.

15-year-old sophomore Brenda Brinsdon refused to participate, stating that 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, writes Morgenstern.

“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 added:

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

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TOPICS: Mexico; News/Current Events; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: aliens; arth; borderslanguage; borderwars; culture; good4him; mexican; refuses; student; texas

1 posted on 11/22/2011 11:37:55 AM PST by Nachum
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To: Nachum

This is old news. IIRC, wasn’t this a Spanish Class? And they were supposed to be learning the culture.

It was voluntary.


2 posted on 11/22/2011 11:40:16 AM PST by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS! This means liberals AND libertarians (same thing) NO LIBS!)
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To: Tennessee Nana; AuntB; Condor51; South40; Clintonfatigued; ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas; ...

ping


3 posted on 11/22/2011 11:41:07 AM PST by Liz
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To: Responsibility2nd

It is old news and just as wrong as when it was first reported.


4 posted on 11/22/2011 11:43:51 AM PST by RoadGumby (For God so loved the world)
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To: All

Ach, this is an old article from Oct. 18th. Sorry for the date mistake


5 posted on 11/22/2011 11:45:06 AM PST by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum

Were they asked to sing the national anthems of Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Panama, Colombia, Peru, Ecuador, Chile, Bolivia, Venezuela, Argentina, Uruguay, etc. I bet that non-Mexican hispanics are as sick of Mexican chauvinism as I am.


6 posted on 11/22/2011 11:46:10 AM PST by forgotten man (forgotten man)
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To: Nachum

When one recites a Pledge of Allegience, one is, you know, pledging allegience... Unless the students were adopting Mexican citizenship and pledging to be loyal sons of Mexico, then they were being told to lie.


7 posted on 11/22/2011 11:48:49 AM PST by Haiku Guy (We don't need to Occupy Wall Street... We need to Occupy K Street!)
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To: Nachum

My authentically accented Spanish teacher, born in Puerto Rico and with family in Spain, taught us the language and that’s all. No pledges, no history, just the language and Don Quixote as an example of Spanish literature. We don’t need to know about Cinco de Mayo in order to communicate in Spanish, and we certainly don’t need to know how they pledge allegiance in any of the Spanish-speaking countries.


8 posted on 11/22/2011 11:50:11 AM PST by skr (May God confound the enemy)
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To: Haiku Guy

“When one recites a Pledge of Allegience, one is, you know, pledging allegience...”

...Bravo! This is the best and only argument necessary.


9 posted on 11/22/2011 11:52:29 AM PST by albie
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To: Nachum

I always love the “.. land stolen from Mexico” teachers and La Raza haters. Nope. Sorry. You got your asses kicked fair and square. Multiple times I may add.


10 posted on 11/22/2011 11:55:50 AM PST by VeniVidiVici ("Si, se gimme!")
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To: Nachum

Good for her!


11 posted on 11/22/2011 11:56:36 AM PST by Amberdawn
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To: Nachum

allons, enfants de la patrie
le jour de gloire est arrivee
contre nous de la tyranee
l’etandard sanglant est levee
l’etandard sanglant est levee

dah di dah di dah

ils viennent jusqu’a dans nos bras
elever nos fils et nos compagnes
aux armes cityoens
formez vos bataillons
qu’un sang impur abreuve nos sillons

That’s how I remember it anyway.


12 posted on 11/22/2011 12:00:29 PM PST by heartwood
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To: Responsibility2nd

it’s spanish class, not mexican culture class.

do you also think that when i took french, i should have been taught about french canadian culture?


13 posted on 11/22/2011 12:01:30 PM PST by absolootezer0 (2x divorced tattooed pierced harley hatin meghan mccain luvin' REAL beer drinkin' smoker ..what?)
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To: heartwood

Have you ever listened to the Mexican National Anthem?

It is a really annoying melody.


14 posted on 11/22/2011 12:02:17 PM PST by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum
It is that way on purpose, encourages every one to run when fighting starts.
15 posted on 11/22/2011 12:07:01 PM PST by org.whodat (Just another heartless American, hated by "AMNESTY" Perry and his fellow demorats.)
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To: VeniVidiVici

It is especially humorous when voiced in Spanish, a language that did not exist in the Americas pre-Columbus.


16 posted on 11/22/2011 12:08:00 PM PST by Kandy Atz ("Were we directed from Washington when to sow and when to reap, we should soon want for bread.")
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To: Responsibility2nd; Nachum
if it was truly voluntary the chilluns' could have been asked to bring in and say such things as the same "oath to franco" taken by the future King of Spain in 1939.

Bet that Leftwingtard teacher would have jumped through his skin at that one eh?!

But why should this be about Mexican stuff ~ there are plenty of other Spanish speaking nations

17 posted on 11/22/2011 12:11:52 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: Nachum

The teacher should be fired for cause.

10 miles from the border - is exactly what it is.

Let her move to Mexico if she wants to “recite the pledge”.

Want to teach a pledge? Teach them to say the pledge of Allegiance to the US - IN SPANISH.


18 posted on 11/22/2011 12:13:56 PM PST by Eldon Tyrell
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To: Nachum
Have you ever listened to the Mexican National Anthem? It is a really annoying melody.

And, you can't sing along with Rick's patrons and defy the Nazis, either.

19 posted on 11/22/2011 12:14:34 PM PST by heartwood
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To: heartwood

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D3m9oN1q3iY

The Mexican National Anthem


20 posted on 11/22/2011 12:17:20 PM PST by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum
....and yet, if one student in an American school objects to saying our Pledge of Allegiance because it contains the words “One Nation, Under God”, then nobody in the school is allowed to recite it!
21 posted on 11/22/2011 12:20:42 PM PST by GreenHornet
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To: Nachum

To ask American students to pledge allegiance to another nation is wrong.

From the perspective of the Founders, it would be tantamount to denial of one’s American citizenship. After all, America does not allow dual citizenship.


22 posted on 11/22/2011 12:21:00 PM PST by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon freedom, it is necessary to examine principles."...the public interest)
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To: Nachum

Well, that’s a nice little piece of bombast that doesn’t know if it wants to be oom-pah-pah or a heavenly choir.


23 posted on 11/22/2011 12:21:57 PM PST by heartwood
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To: Nachum

Teachers hate it when students see through the haze and understand the true motives behind class activities.


24 posted on 11/22/2011 12:24:35 PM PST by Faith
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To: heartwood

“Have you ever listened to the Mexican National Anthem? It is a really annoying melody.”

In Southern California there are all sports AM radio stations that broadcast from Baja California in English. They play that crappy Mexican National Anthem and public service announcements in English. The public service announcements tell us how great the Mexican government is. One PSA gave out a phone number to call when one of your family members is kidnapped.


25 posted on 11/22/2011 12:27:52 PM PST by forgotten man (forgotten man)
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To: Nachum
Have you ever listened to the Mexican National Anthem?
It is a really annoying melody.

I actually like the melody, which is a stirring march. I hear it almost every day when I get up. A couple of radio stations south of the border play it at six AM on weekdays. One plays a version by a brass band, and the other features a choir singing its bellicose lyrics.

Oddly enough, the melody was written not by a Mexican. Jaime Nunó, a Catalan born in Gerona, in the foothills of the Pyrenees, gained fame as a leader of bands in Spain and Cuba before being invited by Mexican president Antonio López de Santa Anna to come to Mexico to lead military bands. It was during his brief time in Mexico, in 1854, that he wrote the melody to the anthem. Shortly afterwards, Santa Anna was ousted, and Nunó immigrated to the United States, settling in New York.

Listen to the Mexican national anthem here.

26 posted on 11/22/2011 12:45:18 PM PST by Fiji Hill
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To: forgotten man
In Southern California there are all sports AM radio stations that broadcast from Baja California in English. They play that crappy Mexican National Anthem and public service announcements in English. The public service announcements tell us how great the Mexican government is. One PSA gave out a phone number to call when one of your family members is kidnapped.

Some of the public service announcements in Spanish are also interesting. I don't speak the language very well, but one series of ads seemed to be admonishing voters to have a a voter ID card issued by their government in order to vote. Apparently, Mexicans don't consider it "racist," "repressive," or whatever to require voters to identify themselves.

27 posted on 11/22/2011 12:55:06 PM PST by Fiji Hill
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To: Fiji Hill

The Pyrenees are in the Basque country, not in Catalonia.


28 posted on 11/22/2011 1:08:18 PM PST by kabumpo (Kabumpo)
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To: VeniVidiVici

Conveniently left out of every la raza demand is how they “stole” Mexico from the Mayans. I don’t remember Cortez buying the land from them.


29 posted on 11/22/2011 1:16:35 PM PST by Freedom_Is_Not_Free (We be fooked.)
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To: Liz; metmom; wintertime; Impy; GOPsterinMA; bamahead; rabscuttle385

This is pretty appalling. The news from the public schools gets worse every day. People need to give up on them.


30 posted on 11/22/2011 1:26:41 PM PST by Clintonfatigued (Illegal aliens collect welfare checks that Americans won't collect)
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To: Freedom_Is_Not_Free
Conveniently left out of every la raza demand is how they “stole” Mexico from the Mayans. I don’t remember Cortez buying the land from them.

Exactly! That's why watching Mexican TV is funny. Not many "Mexicans" ever appear on it.

31 posted on 11/22/2011 1:38:45 PM PST by VeniVidiVici ("Si, se gimme!")
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To: Kandy Atz
It is especially humorous when voiced in Spanish, a language that did not exist in the Americas pre-Columbus.

LOL! Touche!

32 posted on 11/22/2011 1:39:44 PM PST by VeniVidiVici ("Si, se gimme!")
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To: Clintonfatigued

I would stand up and tell them all to “GFY sideways”!


33 posted on 11/22/2011 1:46:33 PM PST by GOPsterinMA (And who doesn't have baggage?)
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To: Freedom_Is_Not_Free

‘Conveniently left out of every la raza demand is how they “stole” Mexico from the Mayans. I don’t remember Cortez buying the land from them.’

Yes, and they still proudly speak the language of their conquerors


34 posted on 11/22/2011 2:08:51 PM PST by bk1000 (A clear conscience is a sure sign of a poor memory)
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To: kabumpo
The Pyrenees extend into Catalonia. When I traveled through the region, I was struck by their resemblance to the Santa Ana Mountains of California. Read more here about the Catalan Pyrenees.
35 posted on 11/22/2011 2:14:49 PM PST by Fiji Hill
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To: Nachum; 2Jedismom; 6amgelsmama; AAABEST; aberaussie; Aggie Mama; agrace; AliVeritas; AlmaKing; ...

ANOTHER REASON TO HOMESCHOOL

This ping list is for the “other” articles of interest to homeschoolers about education and public school. This can occasionally be a fairly high volume list. Articles pinged to the Another Reason to Homeschool List will be given the keyword of ARTH. (If I remember. If I forget, please feel free to add it yourself)

The main Homeschool Ping List handles the homeschool-specific articles. I hold both the Homeschool Ping List and the Another Reason to Homeschool Ping list. Please freepmail me to let me know if you would like to be added to or removed from either list, or both.

36 posted on 11/22/2011 2:28:54 PM PST by metmom (For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore & do not submit again to a yoke of slavery)
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To: Nachum

Mexico is a 3rd world hole that is reverting back to the paganism and human sacrifice ethic of its Aztec and Mayan predecessors. Last place on earth I would pledge allegiance to. I might as well pledge allegiance to allah and muhammad


37 posted on 11/22/2011 2:35:40 PM PST by dennisw (I heard the old man laughing What good is a used up world and how could it be worth having-Sting)
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To: Clintonfatigued; AuntB; Tennessee Nana; South40; rabscuttle385; JoenTX; BobL; org.whodat; ...

DID PERRY MAKE A DEAL WITH LA RAZA to place Raza studies or Mexican-American studies in Texas schools? Raza studies have been taught in Arizona for a decade......then they passed a law against it....but it still goes on

RAZA STUDIES

One of the textbooks used is titled “Occupied America,” which was written by Rodolfo Acuña and includes a speech given by activist and university professor Jose Angel Gutierrez in which he says: “We have got to eliminate the gringo, and what I mean by that is if the worst comes to the worst, we have got to kill him,” (pg. 323).

The book also talks about the need for Mexico to re-take seven states in the Southwestern United States.

The following rather shocking quotes are taken directly from Occupied America (pg. 167):

“Supporters would execute all white males over age 16,” (also known as the Plan of San Diego).

“The Southwest would become a Chicano nation.”

In addition to using taxpayer funds to enforce such polarizing beliefs in Latino children in traditional public schools, the organization known as La Raza operates 100 charter schools across the country. The following is a list of a few of those schools:-La Academia Semillas del Pueblo (Los Angeles) -Atzlan Academy (Tucson, AZ) -Mexicayotl Academy (Nogales, AZ) -The Dolores Huerta Prepatory High School (Pueblo, CO) -Academia Cesar Chavez Charter School (St. Paul, MN)

In 2005 alone, $7.9 million in taxpayer funding was given out to these charter schools in the form of U.S. Department of Education grants. These schools stress Latino culture, the Spanish language, the re-conquest of the American Southwest, the establishment of the mythical Atzlan, and even Aztec math.


38 posted on 11/22/2011 2:38:33 PM PST by Liz
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To: metmom; wintertime; Impy; GOPsterinMA; bamahead; miss marmelstein

Ping ro post #38.


39 posted on 11/22/2011 2:43:32 PM PST by Liz
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To: Liz
You might want to remove JoenTX from your ping list.

JoenTX rode a lightning bolt out of here a couple of weeks ago.

40 posted on 11/22/2011 3:46:36 PM PST by South40
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To: VeniVidiVici

Mexico strikes me as a supremely racist nation. The Spaniard Mexicans have all the political power, are the TV stars and hosts, are the cops, are the professionals. We have a black president, many black and hispanic politicians, and many rich black entertainers and sports figures (Oprah and Michael Jordan were sole top earners in their professions for years).

And yet everybody calls us racist. Mexico is deeply racist, bu then that is a hallmark of most non-western nations.


41 posted on 11/22/2011 5:06:09 PM PST by Freedom_Is_Not_Free (We be fooked.)
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To: Freedom_Is_Not_Free

Mexico is a very racist nation. The Spanish-Mexican treatment, both white and mestizo, of the Mexican-Indians is criminal. And yet our politicians never complain about it nor do they ever complain about the disparity in our immigration policies and Mexico’s.


42 posted on 11/22/2011 5:39:11 PM PST by VeniVidiVici ("Si, se gimme!")
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To: Liz

Horrible stuff. We have so many enemies among us...


43 posted on 11/23/2011 2:51:05 AM PST by miss marmelstein (Let's have a Cain Mutiny!)
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To: miss marmelstein

That these lawbreakers are allowed to get away with threats against Americans is unconscionable.

If you or I threaten to kill someone——we would be charged with a very serious crime.


44 posted on 11/23/2011 6:18:20 AM PST by Liz
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To: Responsibility2nd
Why just Mexico? Why not anthem and pledge of the many other Spanish speaking nations?
45 posted on 11/23/2011 6:23:40 AM PST by wintertime (I am a Constitutional Restorationist!!! Yes!)
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To: Clintonfatigued; GOPsterinMA; fieldmarshaldj

His Rickness outta look into this. Not cool.


46 posted on 11/23/2011 2:04:25 PM PST by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: Clintonfatigued; GOPsterinMA; fieldmarshaldj; BillyBoy

His Rickness outta look into this. Not cool.


47 posted on 11/23/2011 2:04:57 PM PST by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: Impy

“His Rickness”...ugh...


48 posted on 11/29/2011 3:30:53 PM PST by GOPsterinMA (And who doesn't have baggage?)
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To: GOPsterinMA

Hell he’s looking pretty good to me next to Mr. Master Debater Gingrich. We are so screwed.


49 posted on 11/29/2011 11:22:07 PM PST by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: Impy
Oh I agree...it's too bad he screwed the pooch in the early debates and threw the “heartless” phrase out there.

I still hold out a tiny hope that His Rickness can come back.

50 posted on 11/30/2011 6:28:58 AM PST by GOPsterinMA (And who doesn't have baggage?)
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