Teacher forces students to learn the Pledge of Allegiance in Spanish

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    A teach at a middle school in Oklahoma is failing students who act morally and rationally, by not the Pledge of Allegiance in Spanish, which the teacher tried to force them to do against their will (and the will of their parents). This is America, English is the language we use and is the only official language in most states. To say the Pledge in Spanish would be the equivalent of the singing God Bless America at an American baseball in the German language during World War II. This is disturbing on so many levels. We cannot allow the Mexicans to defile American culture, we should not accommodate the illegal immigrants (the legal ones are okay though). You should learn the country's language before you come to that country, not learn it when you get there or not learn it at all. All official American documents are in English and pretty much English only. What next? Are they going to write the Constitution in Chinese? This is ridiculous. If anything the Mexicans should learn the Pledge of Allegiance in English. Even if it was a Spanish class, it would still not be acceptable, this is heresy and un-American.
     
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    see this the problem. Most countries in the world have at least 2 official languages some even have more. Wy should we only have one language. Canada has 2 official languages(english and french). And if someone loves this country and is not able to express it in their language whats wrong with them saying the plege in spanish or in french or in whatever language.

    America is multi cultral society which is one of the reasons i love this nation.

    Instead of rejecting spanish we should be embracing it and other languages.
     
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    Canada is a divided country thanks to its dual languages.
     
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    While I am not thrilled with this story, and since the OP is lacking a link to a source it is already suspect, I am more bothered about the rote recitation of the Pledge by children more than their learning it in another language. I am of the opinion that, prior to saying the pledge, there should be a lesson on it's history and it's meaning. When they're finished with that, they may be ready to recite the Pledge.

    Oh, and let's take it back to the pre "Under GOD" version. The cold war is over, not every family is hip with the GOD thing. At the very least, make that version available to those who prefer it.

    But that's just my opinion...
     
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    was it in spanish class?
     
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    Sounds like it was a Spanish class.

    Seems kind of stupid to object to speaking in spanish in a spanish class.
     
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    English:

    CHORUS

    Mexicans, at the cry of battle
    lend your swords and bridle;
    and let the earth tremble at its center
    upon the roar of the cannon.

    Your forehead shall be girded, oh fatherland, with olive garlands
    by the divine archangel of peace,
    For in heaven your eternal destiny
    has been written by the hand of God.
    But should a foreign enemy
    Profane your land with his sole,
    Think, beloved fatherland, that heaven
    gave you a soldier in each son.

    CHORUS

    II

    War, war without truce against who would attempt
    to blemish the honor of the fatherland!
    War, war! The patriotic banners
    saturate in waves of blood.
    War, war! On the mount, in the vale
    The terrifying cannon thunder
    and the echoes nobly resound
    to the cries of union! liberty!

    CHORUS

    III

    Fatherland, before your children become unarmed
    Beneath the yoke their necks in sway,
    May your countryside be watered with blood,
    On blood their feet trample.
    And may your temples, palaces and towers
    crumble in horrid crash,
    and their ruins exist saying:
    The fatherland was made of one thousand heroes here.

    CHORUS

    IV

    Fatherland, fatherland, your children swear
    to exhale their breath in your cause,
    If the bugle in its belligerent tone
    should call upon them to struggle with bravery.
    For you the olive garlands!
    For them a memory of glory!
    For you a laurel of victory!
    For them a tomb of honor!
     
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    Some people should learn English first
     

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