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79 years

April 6, 2022

That’s about how long it’s been since the United States Supreme Court ruled that requiring students to recite the Pledge of Allegiance violates the First Amendment. Apparently, a teacher here in Texas decided that since he had at least one student declining to recite the Pledge, he would get around the SCOTUS ruling by requiring all the students in the class to write out the pledge…or fail. The result of the ensuing lawsuit? The teacher has agreed to pay the student $90,000. Fair enough. Case closed.

Except…some people, including some right here in my town, are of the opinion that

  1. The teacher should not have agreed to pay anything, or
  2. The teacher’s actions were not legally wrong, or
  3. It should have been settled without a lawsuit, or
  4. The lawsuit was frivolous, or
  5. The “why” of the student’s refusal is significant

Allow me to respond to these objections. They are all a very large crock of s***. I’m not sure what bothers me the most, that some of those expressing these opinions would not dream of tolerating such a flagrant violation of the Second Amendment, or that some of those same people at some point in the past swore the same oath to the Constitution that I did.

I guess freedom doesn’t matter to some people if it’s someone else’s freedom and that’s depressing and annoying as hell.

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  1. Old NFO permalink

    Or some people only care about ‘selected’ freedoms… sigh

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