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The socialist, erhem, "progressive" moderator blathers on after the Pledge about how unruly they were to over rule her, ad nauseum. The one capturing this on video is noticed and then harassed about making his video. These ACORN "progressives" disgust me!
How can this be a "SPONTANEOUS" recitation of the Pledge... when the article goes on to state...
One man who attended the debate, an Island Lake resident and U.S. Air Force veteran named Joseph Ptak, said Friday that he had asked for the Pledge to be recited at the debate, calling it a ?proper way to begin the event that was in a high school and had student participation.?
However, the moderator was a stick in the mud. All she had to do was put the request up for a vote.
If you noticed. People who grew up when anything at school was started with Pledge of Allegiance and the Lord's Prayer. I was a bit disappointed they didn't say the Prayer too.
Our Father, who art in heaven,
Hallowed be thy name.
Thy Kingdom come, thy will be done,
On earth as it is in heaven
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our trespasses,
As we forgive those who trespass against us.
Lead us not into temptation,
But deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom,
the power and the glory,
for ever and ever. Amen.
Something we did every morning at start of school, till the prayer was cut out about 8th grade due to heathen "rights". Not a coincidence that since that day the public school system has continued to degrade morally.
though I can't remember when it stopped.I can remember The Lord's Prayer and The Pledge being said every morning as if it were yesterday,K through 6th grade.Of course we're talking early/mid 50's...lol.
It kind of reminds me of the Star Wars quote when Obi Wan gave Luke his first Light Saber: "An elegant weapon for a more civilized time"...sigh.
I also remember having to participate in the "Duck and Cover" drills during the Trumann/Ike years.Fat lot of good it would have done my dumb little butt to curl up during a Hydrogen Bomb explosion...lol.
....public schools received federal funding, so having a school-organized prayer is using government resources to establish a religious ceremony. And what about non-Judeo/Christian students? Muslims, Hindus and others shouldn't have to stand there and recite a prayer that isn't part of their religion. And Atheists have a right to no religion at all.
I remember a Jewish boy named Joel in 3rd grade who didn't bow his head during the prayer, just stood politely by. It was class participation, but no one was FORCED to participate. If they objected they just stood silent till the others in class had bowed their head and recited it. He also got days off from school others didn't.