Brookline School asks permission to say the Pledge of Allegiance

Well, one, it’s in Massachusetts, two, it’s Brookline, three … well you get the idea, right? A report from Boston’s Fox 25 news and a very merry one indeed. Apparently a Bay State law requires that state schools say the Pledge of Allegiance at the beginning of each say. This school in Brookline has been resisting. They finally have capitulated … once a week. But it gets even better.

The school will not require students to say it or teachers to read it, but the Principal will recite it over the loud speaker once a week. Progress. And oh yes, there’s more.

A Brookline school is now saying permission slips won’t be necessary for students to recite the Pledge of Allegiance.

The Edward Devotion School, which has not recited the Pledge of Allegiance in seven years, will say the Pledge over the school’s intercom once a week beginning next month.

Gerardo Martinez, the school’s principal, initially said the permission slips were sent to encourage parents to have a discussion with their kids about the Pledge.

The principal also says he sent this note out to parents just to let them know it was okay if they do not want their kids to participate.

Unfortunately for the principal, the thought of a permission slip to recite the Pledge set off a fire storm. Eventually the principal sent out a second note to parents explaining that it was not mandatory to sign the permission slips

A permission slip to pledge allegiance to your country.. Hmmm, well you know, no borders, no labels. I provide this clip from Fox 25 so you can see some of the reaction from the folks in Brookline, comrades.


6 replies
  1. Dimsdale
    Dimsdale says:

    Do you need permission slips to view "Earth in the balance" by Al Gore?  How about any assignments in books written by Karl Marx?

  2. GdavidH
    GdavidH says:

    What is really ironic is that you DON"T need a permission slip to get a condom, and in alot of school districts, an abortion. The problem lies in what this society choses to pledge it's allegience to.

  3. Lynn
    Lynn says:

    I'm speechless, in total shock. but, thanks to both of you for your great points. Merry Christmas, do I need a permission slip?

  4. winnie888
    winnie888 says:

    Well, seeing as I'm four days late & at least a dollar short, I guess I need a permission slip to view the video embedded in this post.  *sigh*

  5. BEA
    BEA says:

    Love what GdavidH says above…"The problem lies in what this society choses to pledge it’s allegience to." 

    Oh, hey…Planned Parenthood is coming to my kids high school this spring…I wonder if I'll need a permission slip when I go in and make a big fuss??? Please pray for me because I am going in.

  6. winnie888
    winnie888 says:

    Not only will you get prayers, you'll get applause from "psycho moms" like me…hahahahhaaaaa  Good luck, BEA!

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