more info on girl that refused to say "pledge"

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    Germantown School Apologizes In Pledge Of Allegiance Case | WUSA9.com | Washington, DC |

    "My daughter was sick when she went to school and she decided to sit down and not stand up for the Pledge of Allegiance, and her teacher called her out and told her that she needs to stand up and respect, even if she doesn't want to say the Pledge of Allegiance, and he kicked her out of the room and he didn't even ask her what was the problem," Donnon told 9NEWS NOW.

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    so now the father is saying she was sick and that's why she didn't stand...even HE knew she was supposed to stand. My question, why did he send his daughter to school two days in a row knowing she was so sick she couldn't even stand during the pledge?????
     
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    What the hell is this world coming to?

    Not standing for the pledge of allegiance is national news?

    If I was kicked out of the classroom for such a stupid reason, I would have headbutted the teacher.
     
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    The world changes... Back when I was in school, if I had of gotten kicked out of class for not standing during the Pledge of Allegiance, the school principal would have beat my ass and when I got home my father would have beat my ass. The next day at school I would have no trouble standing up because my ass would be too sore to sit on. It just amazes me to see how people act during the playing of the National Anthemn before sports games, car races, etc. You can call it what you want to call it, but when you don't stand up, put your hand over your heart with your cap removed, it's just very rude behavior.
     
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    My question would be if the girl was that damned sick why did her parents send her to school in the first place? Very thoughtless of them not to consider the classmates (and their parents) had they gotten sick, too. Sickness is still an excused absence in schools.

    And now they are justifying their daughter being back in school sick a second day and deliberately acting on her "rights" as a matter of principle? Shit on that. Doesn't the kid have any homework to do or something?
     
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    my question is how much money are these people going to get from the school district when they have to pay for the teacher being stuck on stupid.
     
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    You were born in the wrong country and wrong era..

    Germany circa 1933 would have been the perfect time and place for you...
     
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    There was a time in this country when people were more respectful of our nations flag, more patriotic, and had a lot more character about them then the majority of people today. It was considered very rude behavior to not be respectful when the flag passed in a parade, when the National Anthemn was played, and the Pledge of Allegiance was said before class began at school each day and there was prayer in school classrooms right afterwards. You would be called on it for not being respectful. I'm sad to say, those days are gone.
     
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    And I'm not.

    I think standing for an anthem is repectful. Hand over heart etc is OTT IMO...
     
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    Both CD and I were born in the right country at the right time. He's absolutely right about people being more respectful then than they are now ... and America is a lot worse off for the loss of this respect.
     
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    It is also better off in a lot of respects....
     

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