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Teacher Attacks Black Kid for Sitting Out POA

There is no law requiring anyone to either recite the Pledge of Allegiance or stand for the flag…

Somebody needs to lock up these violent Chumph fascists.

Quite simply, faced with the Russian election of white supremacists Chumph and has selection of Sessions and their attempt to bring back Jim Crow – the is little reason to celebrate our failed Democracy.

Michigan teacher ‘violently snatches’ black 6th-grader out of chair when he refuses to stand for pledge

A Michigan teacher has been put on leave after being accused of “violently snatching” a black student from his seat because he refused to stand for the Pledge of Allegiance.

According to WDIV, 6th grader Stone Chaney was sitting in his homeroom class at East Middle School in Farmington Hills in his first week at the school when he was grabbed from behind by the teacher.

“The teacher consultant comes up behind me and snatches me out of my chair violently,” Stone explained to WDIV while demonstrating on his father how he was hoisted out of his chair. “I was so confused. I didn’t know what was going on.”

According to the 12-year-old, he was sitting during the pledge as he has done without incident since he was in the second grade.

“I don’t stand because I don’t pledge to a flag. I pledge to God and family,” the student explained, adding that the following day, another teacher yelled at him for the same offense.

The student’s father, Brian Chaney, said that the decision to not stand comes from his son and that he supports it. “It’s his choice to sit I don’t make him sit. And they should respect that,” his father explained. Stone’s parents are thinking of moving him out of the school.

According to the school, they are investigating the incident while the teacher is out on suspension.

“The District fully supports the right of each student to participate or not in the daily Pledge. The teacher allegedly involved in the incident has been placed on administrative leave. At this time, the District cannot speculate about the outcome of the pending investigation,” reads a statement from the superintendent of Farmington Public Schools.

 
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Posted by on September 15, 2017 in BlackLivesMatter, Domestic terrorism

 

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I Can Move Mountains

This morning chant at Lincoln Bassett Middle School in New Haven, Connecticut which apparently has upset the conservative racist world – and is pinging around the conservative blogshpere to the usual racially pejorative comments as well as comparisons to “Hitler Youth”.

Now I don’t know about you – but where I grew up each morning before class we recited the Pledge of Allegiance facing the American Flag in the corner of the class.

So one needs to ask were we being indoctriated as “Hitler Youth” then…

Or do “Hitler Youth” only come in black and brown in America when they espouse the positive values of educational and life accomplishment?

 
 

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Republican Fumbles Pledge of Allegiance

If you are going to make a big deal about the Pledge in a speech, and especially the History of America – then it behooves you to get a few things right…

Unless you are addressing some really ignorant conservatives whose knowledge of the Constitution, and American History is tenuous at best.

This particular Republican clown, Representative Todd Akin of gets a number of things wrong – starting with the Pilgrims creating the Constitution. The Constitution was based on “The Virginia Plan” based around Virginia’s bicameral legislature and three branches of Government (Locke) and “The New Jersey Plan” which created the structure of the Senate providing each state an equal vote. And while the Pilgrims were supposed to start a colony in Virginia…

They missed Virginia by better than 400 miles. Rep. Adkin was trying to reference The Mayflower Compact, which is amusing – in that it enforced the same religious bigotry, the Pilgrims had fled Europe to escape. Which was roundly rejected in the Constitution. And while the Mayflower Compact was the first governing agreement by white people in what would eventually become the United States – it was hardly the first Constitution. That would have been the Iroquois Constitution predating the Mayflower Compact by 400-600 years. The US Constitution is believed to have absorbed at least three important principles from the Iroquois Constitution – The Iroquois constitution banned the forced entry of private homes by a tribal government, protected freedom of political and religious expression, and imposed the impeachment of corrupt leaders…

All while the Pilgrims were still burning “Witches” at the stake. The other feature of the Iroquois Constitution was protection and participation by women – something the US Constitution wouldn’t get around to for another 140 years.

Lastly, if one is to make a big deal about the Pledge – it’s a really good idea to have memorized the words, besides just the “Under God” added by the Knights of Columbus in 1954…

You know..like… Not choking on the word “Justice”.

 
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Posted by on November 6, 2009 in Stupid Republican Tricks

 

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