Sorry for the length, but I didn't have time to write a short blog.

Friday, March 29, 2013

I Led the Pigeons to the Flag

 A word about the title: I once saw in Reader's Digest what six year olds actually think the words to the Pledge of Allegiance is.  I have never forgotten the opening line.

I think I've written about this before, but darned if I can find it.

Let's get this as straight as we can.

There are 50 states.  In 2003, all but seven of them had some kind of The Pledge of Allegiance law.  Of the 43 remaining states only six make it optional for the schools to say the Pledge. In Colorado, for example, a student may not be required to say the Pledge of Allegiance, but schools are required, as it is in most states, to give the students the opportunity or a time to say the Pledge every day.  Six states require students to say the pledge.  One of the states, Nebraska, that has no pledge law, was considering it .  There are some variations on the laws. Mississippi requires the pledge only once a month.  North Dakota's only requires through grade six.  For specifics you can go to this link.


So, if you are going to announce we should do something, at least find out if it's still done.  You may actually find out that they already do.  If your school is not doing as law prescribes, I suggest you bring it to school's attention.   

Thanks for becoming informed and not just spreading random and wrong information that plays to a particular group or is something that caught your fancy on Facebook. If your source is only Facebook, you probably are already spreading random and wrong information.  Please, stop.