Massachusetts School Kids Now “Allowed” to Say Pledge of Allegiance


This is still the United States of America, isn’t it?

As reported at Fox News, school children in the Arlington Public School district will now be“ALLOWED” to say the Pledge of Allegiance. Yes, you heard that correct … “ALLOWED”. Remember when this was common place in every classroom at the start of the school day?


“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.”

Students at Massachusetts high schools in Arlington can rejoice — they’ll be allowed to recite the Pledge of Allegiance this fall.

Nearly two months after deadlocking on a proposal by senior Sean Harrington, the Arlington Public School Committee unanimously approved a new pledge policy on Tuesday night that allows principals at each school to determine how the pledge will be recited each day.

“Yes, the policy has been changed,” Arlington High School Principal Charles Skidmore told in an email. “All principals in the district must ensure that the Pledge of Allegiance is said every school day in all classrooms.”

More from the Gateway Pundit and the acts of a true patriot.

What sort of nation have we become when it takes monumental efforts by a kid to get a school administration to “allow” them all to recite the Pledge of Allegiance?

Then you add to this idiotic situation the fact that many school administrators and teachers fully agree with the anti-American and anti-religion agenda of the left in our schools.

In any case, congratulations to young Sean Harrington for sticking to his guns and proving that he is a true American.

EXIT QUESTION: Why would any one who lives in the United States not want to say the pledge of alligiance and more so, try and prevent other from doing so?

Posted August 5, 2010 by
Education, We the People, WTF | 11 comments

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  • Comments

    11 Responses to “Massachusetts School Kids Now “Allowed” to Say Pledge of Allegiance”

    1. brie. on August 5th, 2010 2:18 pm

      I am very pleased to read this! Hope it continues on!

    2. super dave on August 5th, 2010 2:59 pm


    3. Rusty Bridges on August 5th, 2010 4:26 pm

      It wont be long before they are sued by our “president”

    4. brie. on August 5th, 2010 7:31 pm

      The pledge of allegiance(Obama won’t say it because allegiance means faithfulness to obligations and duties)just who does he pledge his allegiance to, let me guess, Kenya. I wonder how much of our taxpayers money he sends them.

      And his illegal immigrant aunt was not deported but permitted to stay, what kind of a message does that send?

    5. 11B40 on August 5th, 2010 7:37 pm


      Will they get to genuflect when the principal comes into their classroom???

    6. Its Me on August 5th, 2010 10:54 pm

      #3 Or the ACLU.

    7. NGBoston on August 5th, 2010 11:46 pm


    8. Michelle Smith on August 6th, 2010 10:00 am

      Good News :-)

    9. Brenda on August 6th, 2010 10:21 am

      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.


    10. Rusty Bridges on August 6th, 2010 3:17 pm

      #9, looking at those words makes me realize why obama will not say them. Well, he used to not say them. Now he will cross his toes.

      You know its true barry don’t you?

    11. Scott on March 28th, 2011 4:19 pm

      It’s too bad that the “under God” part obscures the entire pledge. This is NOT an anti-God perspective, but an practical, linguistic one.

      What we are pledging to is “the republic, for which it stands.” Adding “under God” puts the emphasis on divinity which is not what the pledge is supposed to be for. That’s why most Americans have forgotten that this nation is first and foremost a “republic.” It’s not a theocracy, it’s a republic. We fought to unshackle ourselves from the theocracy of the Church of England. I’m not an atheist at all, but the original pledge includes all citizens, even those that choose to not believe in God or a supreme being.

      Read and meditate on the original pledge and see how it makes you feel. The pledge isn’t about the Creator, it’s about the Nation. “… and to the Republic, for which it stands.” The flag stands for “the Republic.” It’s supposed to be about the Republic. THAT’S what Americans have forgotten.

      I’m a Deist, just like Thomas Jefferson and love this nation just as much as anyone else. But if we forget the “Republic” we will be lost.

      “I pledge allegiance, to the flag of The United States of America.

      And to the Republic, for which it stands,

      ONE NATION, with Liberty and Justice for All.”

      I’ve got no argument with that.

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