American public high school student punished for refusing to pledge to Mexican flag

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Here’s one to get your blood boiling today.  A public high school in Texas forced students to recite the pledge to the flag…the Mexican flag.  One student refused and was punished.  Now she’s filing a Federal lawsuit against the school.

from Todd Starnes:

A Texas high school student has filed a federal lawsuit against her school and her teachers after she was punished for refusing to salute and recite the Mexican pledge of allegiance.

The Thomas More Law Center filed the suit on behalf of Brenda Brinsdon alleging the McAllen Independent School District violated the 15-year-old girl’s constitutional rights when she was forced to recite the Mexican pledge and sing the Mexican national anthem.

Brinsdon, who is the daughter of a Mexican immigrant and an American father, refused. She believed it was un-American to pledge a loyalty oath to another country.

Ironically, the school district has a policy that prohibits a school from compelling students to recite the American Pledge of Allegiance.

The district also has a written policy that excuses students from reciting text from the Declaration of Independence if the student “as determined by the district, has a conscientious objection to the recitation.”

“There is a sad trend in public schools across our nation to undermine American patriotism,” said Richard Thompson president of the Thomas More Law Center. “But it’s encouraging to see students like Brenda stand up for America despite pressure from school officials.”

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Liberals can’t seem to understand that many immigrants are proud to be Americans. They want to do things the right way.  Forcing the daughter of a Mexican immigrant to recite the pledge to the country her parents left is insanity. 

Bravo to this young American for standing up for what’s right.