In my day, you wouldn't have to be forced!
Of course, we would have never thought of NOT standing up during the saying of the pledge! It was something that we just did!
My parents would have quickly pointed out the error of my ways if I had not done so, believe me! Talk about raising a bunch of non-patriotic, whining, flag burning, country hating, worthless sissies!
Better pay attention, folks! These are the future leaders of our once great country! No wonder we are no longer respected as a world leader, when we refuse to even stand for the the Pledge Of Allegiance!
What the Hell were these people thinking?
Sweeny won't force students to stand for PledgeASSOCIATED PRESS
April 22, 2011, 4:12PM
SWEENY — Students in Sweeny ISD no longer will be required to stand during the Pledge of Allegiance, a change district administrators said legally had to be made.
The announcement on Thursday complies with the deadline of the American Civil Liberties Union of Texas to amend a requirement it said is unconstitutional.
In a letter to the district last week, the ACLU stated courts repeatedly had determined requiring students to stand for the Pledge infringed on their rights.
The ACLU of Texas sent a letter to Sweeny ISD on April 14 in response to complaints that students had been disciplined for not standing during the Pledge, KTRK-Channel 13 reported on Friday.
This story just makes me ashamed that this happened in the once proud state of Texas! Guess we don't have near the backbone I thought we did!
Let's get some fresh coffee and sit outside. I need the fresh air!