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Texas Student Punished For Refusing To Recite Mexican Pledge Of Allegiance
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Even worse, the same school doesn’t compel students to recite the American Pledge of Allegiance.

Quote:A Texas high school student has filed a federal lawsuit against her school and her teachers after she was punished for refusing to salute and recite the Mexican pledge of allegiance.

The Thomas More Law Center filed the suit on behalf of Brenda Brinsdon alleging the McAllen Independent School District violated the 15-year-old girl’s constitutional rights when she was forced to recite the Mexican pledge and sing the Mexican national anthem.

Brinsdon, who is the daughter of a Mexican immigrant and an American father, refused. She believed it was un-American to pledge a loyalty oath to another country.

Ironically, the school district has a policy that prohibits a school from compelling students to recite the American Pledge of Allegiance.

http://radio.foxnews.com/toddstarnes/top...ledge.html
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Amazing, even a "Mexican-American" high schooler understands what it means to appreciate the country you are a citizen of.

As for the school..."hypocrite" is an understatement.
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I hope she wins grande.
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Philadelphia Patriot;83895 Wrote:I hope she wins grande.

Me too, and I hope it sets precedent for students to sue for being compelled to recite any oaths of allegiance.

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Philadelphia Patriot;83895 Wrote:I hope she wins grande.

I hope she wins MUY grande!
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burn the school down with all the mexican loving liberals in it. its time to stop catering to the douche bags.
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Actually lawsuits are getting ridiculous in this country. I'm getting fairly tired of it. And no, kids shouldn't be able to sue for saying the Pledge of Allegiance. If they get kicked out of school and their permanent record is marred to where they can't get into college, maybe... but if no permanent record is harmed, then a lawsuit is stupid.

Lawsuits are America's latest lottery game. Roll the dice and hope your lawyer wins you big. Dodgy
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RugerGirl;83906 Wrote:Actually lawsuits are getting ridiculous in this country. I'm getting fairly tired of it. And no, kids shouldn't be able to sue for saying the Pledge of Allegiance. If they get kicked out of school and their permanent record is marred to where they can't get into college, maybe... but if no permanent record is harmed, then a lawsuit is stupid.

Lawsuits are America's latest lottery game. Roll the dice and hope your lawyer wins you big. Dodgy

Maybe not for saying the pledge of allegiance to this country, but for being forced to say the pledge of ANOTHER country? Sorry, but that is a step too far. Any teacher that tried to fail my kid for not saying the pledge of allegiance of another country is going to have problems and if the school/district isn't willing to work it out I would have no compunction about suing.
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billamj;83908 Wrote:
RugerGirl;83906 Wrote:Actually lawsuits are getting ridiculous in this country. I'm getting fairly tired of it. And no, kids shouldn't be able to sue for saying the Pledge of Allegiance. If they get kicked out of school and their permanent record is marred to where they can't get into college, maybe... but if no permanent record is harmed, then a lawsuit is stupid.

Lawsuits are America's latest lottery game. Roll the dice and hope your lawyer wins you big. Dodgy

Maybe not for saying the pledge of allegiance to this country, but for being forced to say the pledge of ANOTHER country? Sorry, but that is a step too far. Any teacher that tried to fail my kid for not saying the pledge of allegiance of another country is going to have problems and if the school/district isn't willing to work it out I would have no compunction about suing.

Well my response was mainly to Justin who feels like people should be able to sue for having to say the American pledge of allegiance. I think that's ridiculous. Therefore lawsuits shouldn't have to be filed for any "pledge"...students should simply be allowed to opt out of any stupid stuff their teachers ask them to say or do.

And while I think its very stupid for a teacher to make kids say other pledges, or dress up like Muslims, or read the Koran, or whatever else....students should be allowed to opt out without any punishment....even leave the classroom if they are offended without being forced by discipline to conform.

Lawsuits should be reserved for people who actually lose something unjustly, like a perfect school record, or large amounts of money. I'm getting so tired of lawsuits flying around the country because somebody is hurt or offended.

Some days, however, a good class-action against the Department of Education for making schools into huge indoctrination centers may be appropriate. Ha.

No really....truthfully, I've very very tired of this lawsuit mentality. I bet no other country in the world sues each other as much as we do, and its all because we want free money.
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RugerGirl;83912 Wrote:
billamj;83908 Wrote:Maybe not for saying the pledge of allegiance to this country, but for being forced to say the pledge of ANOTHER country? Sorry, but that is a step too far. Any teacher that tried to fail my kid for not saying the pledge of allegiance of another country is going to have problems and if the school/district isn't willing to work it out I would have no compunction about suing.

Well my response was mainly to Justin who feels like people should be able to sue for having to say the American pledge of allegiance. I think that's ridiculous. Therefore lawsuits shouldn't have to be filed for any "pledge"...students should simply be allowed to opt out of any stupid stuff their teachers ask them to say or do.

And while I think its very stupid for a teacher to make kids say other pledges, or dress up like Muslims, or read the Koran, or whatever else....students should be allowed to opt out without any punishment....even leave the classroom if they are offended without being forced by discipline to conform.

Lawsuits should be reserved for people who actually lose something unjustly, like a perfect school record, or large amounts of money. I'm getting so tired of lawsuits flying around the country because somebody is hurt or offended.

Some days, however, a good class-action against the Department of Education for making schools into huge indoctrination centers may be appropriate. Ha.

No really....truthfully, I've very very tired of this lawsuit mentality. I bet no other country in the world sues each other as much as we do, and its all because we want free money.

As am I but the story said that they young lady was failed for not being willing to say the pledge of another country. I would think that the parents, and quite possibly the lawyers, tried to get it fixed by the district without it having to go this far. IMHO there is no one but the district to blame for this mess.
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