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Sat Jan 12, 2013, 09:51 AM

Pledge of Allegiance complaint sends deputy to school

Pledge of Allegiance complaint sends deputy to Geneva school


Kane County Sheriff’s police assigned a deputy to Mill Creek Elementary School near Geneva Thursday after a disturbance at the school Wednesday when a parent complained children weren’t reciting the Pledge of Allegiance correctly, officials said.

Geneva District 304 officials released a statement late Thursday morning explaining a parent used “language that is not typically heard in a school setting” in the library in front of a kindergarten class. School officials called police to “minimize the disruption,” according to the release.

Sheriff’s Lt. Pat Gengler said the parent was volunteering at the school during the time afternoon kindergarten students start their day and saying the pledge.

That evening, the same parent emailed school board members, administrators and some parents in the community, and also posted a message on Facebook, claiming Mill Creek students state the Pledge of Allegiance incorrectly, leaving out the word “liberty,” among other claims, according to district officials.


http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/suburbs/geneva/chi-pledge-of-allegiance-complaint-sends-deputy-to-geneva-school-20130110,0,7506969.story


If you don't say the pledge of allegiance correctly we will send you to jail!


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Reply Pledge of Allegiance complaint sends deputy to school (Original post)
liberal N proud Jan 2013 OP
gollygee Jan 2013 #1
bbernardini Jan 2013 #2
LisaLynne Jan 2013 #3
etherealtruth Jan 2013 #18
Historic NY Jan 2013 #4
demwing Jan 2013 #6
liberal N proud Jan 2013 #19
niyad Jan 2013 #5
Robb Jan 2013 #7
liberal N proud Jan 2013 #8
TheMightyFavog Jan 2013 #10
Tempest Jan 2013 #9
nadinbrzezinski Jan 2013 #11
NYC Liberal Jan 2013 #12
backscatter712 Jan 2013 #13
niyad Jan 2013 #15
liberal N proud Jan 2013 #16
niyad Jan 2013 #14
liberal N proud Jan 2013 #17
niyad Jan 2013 #20

Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 09:55 AM

1. Little kids don't say the words right

My younger daughter recites the pledge at school. It's hilarious to hear her try to say it. And the "L" sound in Liberty is a hard one for some younger kids to say.

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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 10:04 AM

2. To be fair...

I don't think the deputy was sent because the kids were saying it wrong, but because of the insane parent.

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Response to bbernardini (Reply #2)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 10:05 AM

3. Yeah, that's what I got from it.

The parent was freaking out, so they (rightly, IMHO) called for law enforcement.

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Response to bbernardini (Reply #2)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 12:19 PM

18. That appears to be the case

Police called because of psycho parent volunteer

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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 10:18 AM

4. Why didn't they call the janitor?

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Response to Historic NY (Reply #4)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 10:52 AM

6. School cutbacks. They could pay for his gun, but not his ammo /nt

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Response to Historic NY (Reply #4)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 12:20 PM

19. This is in Illinois

The armed janitors are in Ohio.

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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 10:48 AM

5. that "parent" (and I use the word most advisedly) is living proof that some people have wayyyyyy

too much time on their hands.

complaining because kindergarten children don't say the pledge correctly? are you KIDDING me?

seriously, I think someone needs to have cps check out that home. there are some serious control issues with that person, and, frankly, I worry for any children of that person.

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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 10:57 AM

7. I plead alignment

“I plead alignment to the flakes of the untitled snakes of a merry cow and to the republicrats for which they scam: one nacho, underpants with licorice and jugs of wine for owls.”


― Matt Groening

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Response to Robb (Reply #7)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 10:59 AM

8. Thanks for the chuckle



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Response to Robb (Reply #7)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 11:05 AM

10. Or to Queen Fragg

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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 11:03 AM

9. Between this and the guy who went to his kid's elementary school...

To conduct a "security drill", I fully believe this country has gone insane.

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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 11:09 AM

11. If this parent knew the pledge was written

By a SOCIALIST!!!!! I suspect he'd not want it no more.

I suspect he's one of 'em.

Words man, and you expect kinder gardeners to get it right? I doubt they understand it.

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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 11:23 AM

12. It was originally "liberty, justice, and equality for all"

I like that one better.

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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 11:23 AM

13. Does that mean I'm gonna get arrested if I leave "under god" out of the Pledge?

Because I say the original pledge, not the McCarthy-bowdlerized 50's version.

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Response to backscatter712 (Reply #13)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 11:26 AM

15. apparently the deputy was called because the parent is batshit crazy, not because the

kids couldn't say it correctly.

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Response to backscatter712 (Reply #13)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 12:18 PM

16. In some parts of the country, I wouldn't be surprised

Not anymore!

The batshit crazy god, guns and the flag have reached peak levels.

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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 11:24 AM

14. and that is another question--WHY are kindergarten kids being made to recite this loyalty oath?

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Response to niyad (Reply #14)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 12:19 PM

17. You have to start early

So the indoctrination is most effective.

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Response to liberal N proud (Reply #17)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 08:51 PM

20. "you've got to be carefully taught"


You've got to be taught
To hate and fear,
You've got to be taught
From year to year,
It's got to be drummed
In your dear little ear
You've got to be carefully taught.

You've got to be taught to be afraid
Of people whose eyes are oddly made,
And people whose skin is a diff'rent shade,
You've got to be carefully taught.

You've got to be taught before it's too late,
Before you are six or seven or eight,
To hate all the people your relatives hate,
You've got to be carefully taught!

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