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May 11, 2008
Obamamania Hits Dilworth, Minnesota
Fourteen-year-old Bishop Edens was suspended from school Friday because he wouldn't stand for the Pledge of Allegiance, but he was quickly invited back once his principal learned that rule might be unconstitutional.
Bishop's bold stand against patriotism came in response to three other students at the school being disciplined for not standing during the pledge. I think I know who his parents will be voting for.
On a tip from Wiggins.
Posted by Van Helsing at May 11, 2008 10:45 AM
What do you expect, all of the teachers and school administrators that I know in CA (up and down the levels of education) are 'head in the sand social democraps.' They expouse the party line and cover thier ears and hum loudly when facts are entered into the discussion.
They are molding our youth and are voting for Osama Obama.
Posted by: Oiao at May 11, 2008 1:17 PM
If he's SO bored and annoyed that his time is being wasted by such a ritualistic display of vulgar, pedestrian American patriotism, he could at least use the time productively by counting the number of stars on the flag behind him. In fact, I think the very act of having to COUNT the stars in the first place would be a fitting protest to our National Anthem that I assume Obama would approve of. Just don't let the music distract you, B. Hussein, or you'll have to start counting all over again.
Posted by: Sean A at May 11, 2008 4:16 PM
Sean, read the article before you start insulting the kid. Well, I'd put my money on you insulting him no matter what.
He wasn't "bored". Agree with him or don't, but he at least believed he was doing the right thing. His sitting it out helped lead to the school changing an unconstitutional policy. He stood the day before, when 3 of his classmates were suspended for sitting.
Bishop Hussein? More like Bishop Jefferson, baby!
Sorry, right or wrong, it makes me all warm and fuzzy to see a middle schooler who thinks that deep about America. His time was well spent. I have little doubt that he'll grow to be one helluva man.
Posted by: Anonymous at May 11, 2008 7:39 PM
I agree, it is one's right to stand or not stand for the pledge or the National Anthem, and though I consider it a privledge to honor my country and all those who have sacrificed over it's history to see to it we have the freedoms and the lives we have, I must also stand for one's right who doesn't feel the way I do. I find it disturbing, but it is the kid's right. Many a fine young American has given their life to insure it. Just like every fallen troop has died to insure the rights of groups like Code Stink to display their ignorance on a regular basis. I'd like to slap the crap out of every one of those marxist idiots, but they do have the right, I just think this methods need to be challenged... on a regular basis!
Posted by: HoosierArmyMom at May 12, 2008 6:40 AM