Is it just me, or is this the first protest by High School students to the pledge of allegiance?
100 students walked out after their first class in order to recite a new form of the Pledge of Allegiance.
The New Pledge:
First off, I have to say: Go Kids! These are truly free-thinkers, and they're in High School. How remarkable is that? But it may have less to do with their uncommon ability to think outside of the box or question the status quo and more to do with the culture that they're taught in.
That, in and of itself, is pretty amazing to me. A principal who not only allows student protests like this, but encourages it. That's pretty freaking unique.
It's definitely encouraging that we have a rather considerable sized group protesting this.
"'We don't object to pledging to our country, but we do object to pledging to a religion,' said Ashley Guesman, 17, a protest organizer."
Seriously, these kids deserve their props, but honestly had any teenager tried this in the Bible Belt? Well, they certainly wouldn't still be around to give interviews. In all honestly, they probably would have been sent to a terrorist detainment camp.
Tell who you can. Let your neighbors, friends, and enemies know. Because this guy has the biggest balls of anyone. Ever.
Yesterday, Eli Israel refused to be a combatant in Iraq any longer.
Here's what he wrote to one of his friends back home:
He stood up for something he deeply believes (believed?) in. I mean, granted; He's in the army and his life is not his own until he gets out.
But the bravery and awe-inspiring courage he exhibited with this one simple action, with one simple word, "No." No I will not fight this terrible, unjust war for you any longer. Against a mighty oppressor is something truly amazing, and most definitely rare.