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Teenager 'thrown out of school' for sitting during Pledge of Allegiance

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posted on Oct, 8 2017 @ 04:32 PM
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A 17-year-old student is suing her high school district after she claims she was suspended for refusing to stand during the Pledge of Allegiance. India Landry, from Houston, said she was asked to leave Windfern High School after the incident, despite having sat during the Pledge to the flag hundreds of times before. The federal lawsuit alleges administrators at the school had been "recently whipped into a frenzy" by NFL players kneeling for the national anthem, according to the NY Daily News.

"I said I wouldn't, and they said you are kicked out of here," India said. "The other woman said this isn't the NFL, you won't do this here."

India said school Principal Martha Strother immediately kicked her out after the incident, and the lawsuit alleges she was told: "If your mum does not get here in five minutes the police are coming."

Oh hey look, politics has once again leaked into the classroom. On one side, I think protesting in school is not only dumb, but pretty pointless. And on the other side, the punishment she received for doing so was pretty extreme and in my opinion, not warranted. I don't even know if she broke any law, but to be kicked out of school for sitting is pretty silly. This isn't the same as being an employer to a company that would otherwise require you to stand, correct? This is high school.

This is the problem with allowing politics to leak into every aspect of your life, politics by nature is supposed to be divisive, and we just so happen to be living in one of the most polarizing times in history. I'm starting to believe this is all by design.

And throw on top of that, the fact we are also living in the most narcissistic and entitled era, where the entire world is now connected with a simple touch of a button and anyone with an opinion now has the platform to express it. This part doesn't have much to do with the OP, but I thought i'd touch on something I believe plays a pretty significant role in society, and one of the main reasons we have become so polarized. Also in my opinion, the driving factor for the whole SJW movement.


Social media is Social Engineering's wet dream.





A Brave New World...




posted on Oct, 8 2017 @ 04:34 PM
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a reply to: knowledgehunter0986


Who do you think is the SJW in this story, the student or the school official?



posted on Oct, 8 2017 @ 04:35 PM
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a reply to: windword

Both.


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posted on Oct, 8 2017 @ 04:39 PM
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Well, like the NFL players, the student is getting the attention she wanted. I don't buy the SJW anymore. It's just "look at me" and probably a paycheck.



posted on Oct, 8 2017 @ 04:40 PM
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a reply to: knowledgehunter0986

Hi there friend, you really hit the nail on the head with this post. Well done (and hope you're having a great weekend!)



posted on Oct, 8 2017 @ 04:42 PM
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a reply to: zosimov

Hi there friend, and thanks. hope you're having a great one as well!




posted on Oct, 8 2017 @ 04:50 PM
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Wow this is so strange to me! At my highschool in Colorado we had several kids at the most stand for the Pledge in my classes.. nobody made a big deal about not doing it. First of all you are pledging "under god" and second of all you are pledging to a hypocritical destructive, government. A lot of us kids didn't want any part of that. Some were just being rebels just for sh*ts and giggles. Either way it's amazing how much things change with a little geographic difference.


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posted on Oct, 8 2017 @ 04:50 PM
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Just say the damn pledge you little entitled brat! If it was good 'nuff for Jesus, it's good 'nuff for you too! 'Merica!


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posted on Oct, 8 2017 @ 04:53 PM
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Anyone else starting to think that the first amendment only applies to those who tow the "America F*&k Yeah" line.

Its almost like if you are a bleeding red white and blue patriot then the first amendment does not apply to you.

You can have freedom of speech, just so long as you use it the way we want you to.


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posted on Oct, 8 2017 @ 04:56 PM
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Well, I disagree, since the girl has been sitting down during the ritual over 200 times, and nobody said anything about it until Trump made it an issue. I's the school officials here, that are acting the SJW snowflakes.




edit on 8-10-2017 by windword because: (no reason given)



posted on Oct, 8 2017 @ 04:56 PM
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a reply to: theantediluvian

ZUUL, what have you done with ante?



posted on Oct, 8 2017 @ 04:57 PM
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Lol standing for the pledge of allegiance in high school, oh how fun not doing that was!!

Honestly lame a** indoctrination tactics like that are some of the seeds that resulted in my understanding that the authority of this world is the problem.

May as well come up with some speeches about the homeland and start invading countries....



posted on Oct, 8 2017 @ 04:57 PM
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a reply to: OtherSideOfTheCoin

To be fair, both sides are equally hypocritical.



posted on Oct, 8 2017 @ 04:58 PM
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originally posted by: Justso
Well, like the NFL players, the student is getting the attention she wanted. I don't buy the SJW anymore. It's just "look at me" and probably a paycheck.


How about just a lazy ass, hasn't sat for 100s...? Why does it need to have anything to do with politics lol...I wonder what her parents think?

It could be that many now see that there needs to be more respect and so she has been challenged on her actions.

If anyone wants to call her a SJW you better bring more about her actions than just sitting on her ass and most likely playing with her phone.


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posted on Oct, 8 2017 @ 04:59 PM
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It was very wrong for the school administration to even do anything. She has every right not to stand. I am sure they would have no problem with Jehovah's Witness students, or at least I hope so?

I have a bad joke for you:
How do you confuse conservatives?
Sit and pray during the Pledge of Allegiance.



posted on Oct, 8 2017 @ 05:00 PM
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The principle is stupid for suspending this girl.
Just ignore her act and move on.
Now it's bigger than it should be.

But I also thought suspending kids for handing out candy canes with bible verses was stupid.
Or pop tart guns..

Etc. etc.etc.



posted on Oct, 8 2017 @ 05:01 PM
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If anyone wants to call her a SJW you better bring more about her actions



The senior student said her decision to sit was a silent protest against "police brutality" and "Donald Trump being President."



posted on Oct, 8 2017 @ 05:01 PM
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Its called nipping it in the bud.

School is for learning.


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posted on Oct, 8 2017 @ 05:01 PM
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Looks like that that school district is in the wrong, and what it did was arguably unconstitutional.

West Virginia State Board of Education v. Barnette


1. State action against which the Fourteenth Amendment protects includes action by a state board of education. P. 637.

2. The action of a State in making it compulsory for children in the public schools to salute the flag and pledge allegiance -- by extending the right arm, palm upward, and declaring, "I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America and to the Republic for which it stands; one Nation, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all" -- violates the First and Fourteenth Amendments. P. 642.

So held as applied to children who were expelled for refusal to comply, and whose absence thereby became "unlawful," subjecting them and their parents or guardians to punishment.


This # has got to stop. It's an assault on constitutional rights and it's becoming increasingly commonplace and condoned.



posted on Oct, 8 2017 @ 05:17 PM
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A yung un that did not have values instilled in em by their parents .
Probably another that will go for a PHD in Basket Weaving in college. No , not for a higher education , just a popularity major...




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