A hyper-nationalist father in Geneva, Illinois misheard students saying the Pledge of Allegiance at his child’s school, flipped his lid, started ranting about Nazi propaganda and shedding blood and got banned from the grounds of the elementary school.
The guy heard a kindergarten class reciting the pledge of allegiance, after which they recite the school creed, which is:
In order to develop good citizens,
We believe that every person should:
Treat others with respect
Follow school and classroom rules
Try their best
The parent started a huge argument over it, then sent the following email to school administrators and some parents from the district:
Dear School District 304,
As a courtesy I’m letting you know I’ve engaged the American Center for Justice and Law (ACLJ) as well as multiple conservative and verteran groups. I’m also contacting IL state legislators.
I WILL NOT stand for my children standing in front of the flag, hand on heart, reciting a corrupted Pledge of Allegiance that leaves out “liberty” and has students stating they will obey all rules and commands of teachers. I witnessed this first hand today and am ashamed. You are teaching fascism plain and simple. My children will not grow up as blind followers who don’t think for themselves.
I can think of no reason for having a separate pledge for kindergarteners and first graders then indoctrination of the young. Not going to happen on my watch. I’ve shed blood for this Country and will do so again if necessary.
My mother spent 12 years in a prison camp. I’m NOT ALLOWING you to introduce a Nazi way of life into the USA.
Colin M. McGroarty MBA, MCSE
That nutball has now quite rightly been barred from school grounds and is being investigated.