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Posted on 10/08/2017 3:12:33 PM PDT by Morgana
CONVERSE, Texas - A Judson High School student said his teacher is challenging his silent protest to sit out the Pledge of Allegiance.
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I watch a lot of news so Im aware of whats going on today, he said.
The NFL player protest over police shootings of African-Americans, the riot in Charlottesville and the anger over anti-immigrant policies and rhetoric are why the Judson High School sophomore said he began his own a silent protest.
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another one but yea it’s going to the schools now.
We should have seen this coming.
Christian Powell, 15 years old? Looks like a punk with attitude who needs to be kept away from the decent kids.
Punks did it at our high school football game a couple weeks ago, too. No repercussions.
The only thing that’s going to stop this is peer pressure.
As in an a## kicking for this behavior by his classmates.
Egads! Looks like the janitor forgot to put his mop away.
All the kiddies are getting their marching orders from the NFL.
Yea Texas ping
Supreme Court already decided this and the law is on the kids side under religious freedom clause. Goes back to Jehovah Witnesses around WW2. Supreme Court also ruled in the 60s that HS kids can wear black armbands in protest. While we may not like it, the free speech laws have been adjudicated in this regard. Students do have the right to free speech when they enter the school grounds. If speech is removed for one class of citizens, then what other class should have their speech curtailed?
“The only thing thats going to stop this is peer pressure.
As in an a## kicking for this behavior by his classmates.”
The only problem is that most of his classmates silently agree, and are just smart enough to avoid getting expelled. In the 1950s, yeah, he would have risked it. Today, he risks being elected prom king.
Is that a bird’s nest on his head?
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Then the battle is lost, and just stop saying the pledge.
Can’t do it my FRiend...May not agree with their teachings, or rhetoric, but can not limit their speech.
Better apologize to the student quick and make a settlement.
Boneheaded administrators and teachers are going to cost taxpayers a fortune in legal bills and still lose.
It’s settled law.
From what I understand of that one has to stand during the pledge but one does not have to say it.
During the Vietnam Nam war there were kids in my high school who refused to stand for the pledge. We talked about it then ignored them
Free speech means all sorts of things can be said. Doesn’t mean you have to agree or listen
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