I was pulled out of class for not saying the pledge of allegiance

Posted March 23rd, 2010 by whittnih

I'm in 9th grade at Booker High School in Sarasota, FL. In my first period class every morning over the intercom a voice says "Now, Booker High students please stand for the pledge." Well my friend and I sat, and didn't say anything. We believe the pledge is a waste of time and we have a right not to stand because of our beliefs. My teacher saw us and told us to stand, but we refused. So he pulled my friend and I out of class and scolded us "Now, I don't care what you believe in!! It's school policy to stand! SO STAND." Well I have a right not to stand. I will only stand and say the pledge when there truely is "LIBERTY AND JUSTICE FOR ALL." What happened to freedom of speech? I may get a detention if I don't stand next time..

why didn't you just stand,it

pugloverlol 4 years 28 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago

why didn't you just stand,it would have saved you from getting in trouble and it is the school policy.If you are gonna live in this country then respect it! Practise your freedom of speech some where else not when you say something like a pledge.

Here's an idea, LOUDLY say

BobRobertson 5 years 22 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago

Here's an idea, LOUDLY say the words "LIBERTY" and "JUSTICE" and nothing else.

I also sat.

BobRobertson 5 years 22 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago

For a long time I mumbled without saying anything, but in 10th grade or so I stopped even pretending. Just sat there.

One homeroom teacher, a Vietnam combat vet, asked me to stand up as a favor to him, and I did that year, not that anyone was fooled.

The real mess was when I sat down for the School Song during assemblies. The bureaucrats HATED that! Never got in trouble, they just wasted their time and attention scolding me until the song was over anyway. Stupid bureaucrats!

Luckily that was a rare occurrence, usually I knew about them ahead of time and just didn't show up that day.

Good job! I wish I had known

spideynw 5 years 22 weeks 5 days 45 min ago

Good job! I wish I had known when I was in school what I know now so I could have done the same.

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