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Friday, September 28, 2007

Colorodo teens make the pledge politically correct

Michael Newdow must be very, very proud of these kids.

If you don't remember, he was the atheist who wanted the words "under God" removed from the Pledge of Allegiance because he was (sniff, sniff) offended! He claimed it was not ok for his daughter to have to recite those two little words every day, even though the daughter in question and her mother had no problem with it whatsoever. That didn't get in the way of his shameless exploitation of her, though, because the concerned parent attack comes off much better than the intolerant liberal moonbat attack does. He also wants to have "In God We Trust" removed from all U.S. money, apparently unconcerned about the hassle (to put it mildly) it will cause for the Treasury.

If a moonbat is offended, then we all gotta pay.

With that in mind, I present to you the Boulder High School Student Worker Club:
Members of the activist club "Student Worker" are calling on students to leave class every Thursday at 8:30 a.m. — when the pledge is recited over the intercom — and rally in the courtyard to say a revised version of the pledge.

Club President Emma Martens, who's leading the protest, wrote this new version: "I pledge allegiance to the flag and my constitutional rights with which it comes. And to the diversity, in which our nation stands, one nation, part of one planet, with liberty, freedom, choice and justice for all."

Martens said her group is concerned that the traditional pledge read daily at the start of second period classes takes away from school time. She also said the phrase, "one nation, under God," violates the separation of church and state.

"Boulder High has a highly diverse population, not all of whom believe in God, or One God," she wrote in an e-mail to the Camera.

"We didn't think it was fair for the whole school to have to listen to it," Martens said between classes today. "It's disrespectful and in complete violation of the separation of church and state. It's almost religious oppression."

She said the group has written a letter to Principal Bud Jenkins asking that Boulder High hold the recitation — which the school must make available by state law — in the auditorium during both of the school's two lunch breaks.

"That's so students can go if they want, but not everyone is required to listen to it," Martens said. "I don't want them to break any laws by not saying it. We just want them to do it so we don't have to hear it every day."

One of the first things I thought when I read this was her complaint about how reciting the Pledge of Allegiance "takes away from school time". Having hordes of students troop out to the courtyard at 8:30 to say her moonbat version, though, is apparently ok.

She also took the liberty of remaking our flag, because I guess having stars to represent each of the states in the union is not satisfactory, either. No, a peace sign is much better:



Now, lets just examine this new liberal-friendly Pledge:
"I pledge allegiance to the flag and my constitutional rights with which it comes. And to the diversity, in which our nation stands, one nation, part of one planet, with liberty, freedom, choice and justice for all."

This girl covered all of the requisite liberal talking points, didn't she? Diversity? Globalism and environmentalism? "Choice" (meaning abortion, I'm sure)? Perversion of constitutional rights? She's got every base covered!

What's almost funny, if it wasn't so sad, is how she equates the phrase "Under God" to religious oppression. If she wants to know what real religious oppression looks like, she should do some research. She could start here, or here, or even here, where she can learn about real oppression by country. People being enslaved and murdered because of their religion is real oppression. A whiny high school student crying over a centuries old phrase to get attention so that she can feel important is not opppression.

And there's of course the obligatory "separation of church and state" argument, a phrase which actually appears nowhere in the Constitution. If she wants to leave out "under God", then she's free to go right on ahead, but that's never enough for liberals. They ensure that if one person is offended, we all suffer the consequences. Besides, why should facts and respect for the beliefs of others matter? It doesn't stop any other liberal moonbat, and it sure as hell won't stop her.

Hat Tips: Moonbattery, Michelle Malkin

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Not only does "separation of church and state" not appear in any founding document, the principle is actually freedom of religion, not freedom from religion.

This is an important distinction, a point that liberal loonies fail to grasp. Lost on our little activist here is that a government policy which forced all students to recite her politically correct version of the Pledge would also violate her vaunted "separation of church and state." Just as not choosing is a choice, requiring no religion is religious persecution.

Larry said...

"If she wants to leave out 'under God', then she's free to go right on ahead..."

Cassy, that's exactly what I've contended for years: "Hey -- moron -- just omit those two words if you like. The religious police won't throw you in the slammer." Clueless twits.

Anonymous said...

About.com and allaboutfollowingjesus.org can hardly be classified as "research." I find it fascinating that you include both the Holocaust and the promotion of Christianity in the same sentence about religious oppression. If you did any research (like, omg, in a book) you might realize that anti-Semitism is intrinsic to the Christian faith. To consider Christians victims of and not perpetrators of religious oppression is both naive and terrifying.

Thus, you have bigger things to worry about than some teen's rendition of the pledge of allegiance. I'd suggest actually learning about the topics you espouse in order to inform intellectual debate instead of sending readers to completely silly Websites.

"A little knowledge is a dangerous thing..."

Gothguy said...

anonymous,

Cassy has a fine grasp of what she writes about.

Antisemitism is not intrinsic in Christianity, and Christians are not perpetrating religious oppression, contrary to your belief that they are. And please, spare me the typical crusades mantra and the abortion clinic bombers, because one happened centuries ago, and the other is done by extremists acting on their own.

Anonymous said...

the christian soilders are standing up we've listened to this crap long enough. now were coming with HIM! SO LOOK OUT!

Gothguy said...

anonymous,

Your last comment makes about as much sense as those that post at KOS.