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8 Republicans Try to Stop Kids from Saying the Pledge of Allegiance

Last year, 15 Republicans in the House of Representatives did their darndest to stop kids at public schools from saying the Pledge of Allegiance. Yes, Republicans opposed the speaking of the Pledge of Allegiance.

These Republicans issued a threat in their bill, H.R. 6783: if a school mandates or even just permits the Pledge of Allegiance to be spoken by kids within its walls,

… in a language other than English,

… why, we’ll yank away that school’s federal funding!

Here’s the bill’s specific prohibition:

No State educational agency or local educational agency may have a policy or practice that requires or permits the Pledge of Allegiance (as defined in section 4 of title 4, United States Code), or the national anthem (as defined in section 301 of title 36, United States Code) to be recited or sung in any language other than English in any elementary school or secondary school under its jurisdiction.

English is not the official national language of the United States of America. It is a language with a mongrel interbred origin in multiple European countries, across some ocean, where people tend to be… socialist!

Just think about that for a minute:

In order to punish the use of any language except that foreign, immigrant!, mongrel!!, socialist!!! language called English, these Republicans were prepared to:

* Ditch their supposed love for states’ rights and local rule, using the federal government to bully local schools into compliance.

* Put a hatchet to freedom of speech, punishing schools for even permitting kids to say the Pledge of Allegiance in any language besides that foreign mongrel immigrant tongue of English. Speech code alert! Speech code alert!

* Stop children from expressing their loyalty to the United States of America! Cue the Treason Klaxons.

Yes, those 15 Republicans were willing to throw the Constitution and Patriotism under the big rolling bus of Anglophilia: love of a foreign, mongrel, immigrant tongue. Oooooh, why it just makes me want to…

… chortle.

Ask those 15 House Republicans why they supported a bill to promote an immigrant language and they’ll look at you with blank stares before calling security on you and your impertinent mouth. Of course English is an immigrant language, but what matters to these House Republicans most that it’s the language of the right kind of immigrants: White Northern European immigrants speaking the White Northern European mongrel tongue of English. Their struggle isn’t against immigrant language: it’s against the immigrant languages of other ethnicities. Their struggle against enemy ethnicities is so strong that they’ll sacrifice freedom of speech and the Pledge of Allegiance to it.

And now they’re back. In this year’s new 111th Congress, eight Republicans have thrown their support behind H.R. 1621, a reintroduced bill to do exactly the same thing. They are:

Rep. Paul Broun (R-GA, District 10) — principal sponsor
Rep. Todd Akin (R-MO, District 2)
Rep. Mary Fallin (R-OK, District 5)
Rep. Phil Gingrey (R-GA, District 11)
Rep. Jack Kingston (R-GA, District 1)
Rep. Sue Myrick (R-NC, District 9)
Rep. Joseph Pitts (R-PA, District 16)
Rep. John Shadegg (R-AZ, District 3)

When will these Republicans learn to put love of country and freedom above their agenda of ethnic conflict? When will they ever learn? When will they eeeeeeeever learn?

7 comments to 8 Republicans Try to Stop Kids from Saying the Pledge of Allegiance

  • qs

    Francis Bellamy was a socialist who wrote that thing around the time they the socialists wanted to make sure a there was a flag in every school. They also call it the Bellamy salute.

  • s

    There was this really popular Fred Thompson video (it’s not on youtube anymore) from rightwingnews and IMAO during the campaign that was called …

    “Kill, Protect, Punch” Fred Thompson 08!

    Kill terrorists, Protect borders, Punch hippies.

    I really need to learn how edit and make youtube videos. I wanted to make a parody of it that was “Smash, Burn, Punch”

    Smash military industrial complex, Burn flag, Punch neocons. Ron Paul 08!

  • I noticed they didn’t make an exception for Spanish class.

  • Becky Young

    First, this is a misleading article. The Bill actually just wants the pledge recited in ENGLISH! I agree completely! If you are pledging allegiance to the AMERICAN FLAG, say it in ENGLISH or go back to your country and pledge allegiance to YOUR OWN FLAG IN YOUR OWN LANGUAGE!

    H. R. 1621

    To withhold Federal funds from schools that permit or require the recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance or the national anthem in a language other than English

  • Jim

    It’s an entirely truthful article. The authors of this bill think speaking in English is more important than a demonstration of patriotism. That’s where their priorities lie, and they’re pretty upfront about saying so.

    English isn’t “our own language”, by the way. It’s a language originating in England. It’s not our national language. It’s just the predominant one here. Remember that.

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