AZ ACLU advises students on reciting Pledge of Allegiance

Though reciting the Pledge of Allegiance is a bridge too far for leftist ACLU, Republican Gov. Ducey is supportive, reported to have expressed surprise that grade school students no longer begin their mornings with the pledge

As difficult as it is to fathom, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Arizona has a 25-page manual for public school students, titled,Know Your Rights,” urging them “Don’t just know your rights…fight for them!” The advice includes:

 “Act Now! Get a copy of your school’s Code of Student Conduct. Learn from this booklet what rights you have, and ensure those rights are protected by the school. Don’t wait until your rights are violated to speak up.”

“Document and Organize! If you feel your rights have been violated, write a statement with details of the incident, including: who, what, when and where. Get witness statements…” seemingly preparing them for a lawsuit.

Page five addresses the question: “Do we have to say the Pledge of Allegiance?”

The ACLU’s answer is “No. The courts say that students have the right to sit silently during the flag salute and Pledge of Allegiance. As long as you do not disrupt the pledge, you may refuse to participate.”

According to the ACLU, needing a parent’s permission to opt out, could have a “chilling effect on students’ free speech.” Seriously.

The pledge, long regarded as a symbol of patriotism, has reached red flag urgency status due to a bill currently in the state legislature, allowing for the recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance at the start of each day — apparently now regarded as an outrageous assault on the tender psyches of Arizona children. Not only does it support allegiance to the United States of America, but it contains the two words, “under God,” that are anathema to the ACLU.  HB 2017, a simple one-page bill sponsored by Rep. John Fillmore (R-LD16) allows for “quiet reflection” in lieu of the recitation.

In 1954 Congress added the words “under God” at the request of President Eisenhower. The thirty-one words now creating a commotion are, “I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.”

Count on this…Quiet reflection will still be considered an affront.

8 Responses to AZ ACLU advises students on reciting Pledge of Allegiance

  1. Patriot Mom says:

    Who ever thought the Pledge of Allegiance would be considered controversial? Leftwing lunacy has taken a firm hold of basic values that kept the United States free, strong and made us wonderfully unique. We should celebrate our pledge and make sure our children understand the liberty it commemorates.

    • hoi polloi boy says:

      Mark my words, it won’t be long before flying the Stars and Stripes in your yard will be deemed “offensive” by some phony lunatic like Kapernick.

      • Teller Of Truth says:

        I pray you’re wrong, but in today’s world, reason has gone the way of the buggy whip.

        Colin Kaepernick epitomizes an ingrate who became wealthy beyond his his wildest dreams yet detests the country and the people who provided him a lifestyle he would never have had in his beloved Africa. Let’s not forget he is half white. His black father abandoned his mother when she was pregnant and he was adopted as a newborn by a white family. I wonder how he interacts with them?

  2. Hometown Guy says:

    I grew up in Phoenix. At Madison School, homerooms assembled in rows in the school yard, and we recited the Pledge of Allegiance with our right hand over our heart each morning after reveille was played on the intercom as a couple of boy scouts raised the flag. It was never considered an affront. It was an example of good citizenship. How did we come to this?

  3. Saguaro Sam says:

    Some of us may remember this great comedian, Red Skelton.
    Take a look at his presentation about the Pledge of Allegiance.

    Worth your time.

    Meanwhile,
    Keep praying for Good to triumph over evil.
    Thanks.
    It’s worse than you know.

  4. jake sez says:

    There will be a day when we don’t have Trump or some strong conservative around to help guard our constitutional rights. When Trump is out of office we will have to rely on establishment republicans, also known as weak democrats, for protection. Choose your candidates carefully for the upcoming elections.

    • Longtime GOP PC says:

      Your comment couldn’t be more true. This coming election has the potential to be the most crucial in our nation’s history. RINOs and their Dem counterparts are destroyers, not builders of our culture and exceptional life Americans take for granted. It’s imperative that we recruit new precinct committeemen to get our message out at the grassroots level. Politics was never for the lily-livered, but now we must wear body armor to deal with the ruthless opposition.