Wednesday, February 24, 2010

If You Had Any Doubts About the Potential for Fascism in America

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/02/23/AR2010022303889.html?wpisrc=nl_pmheadline

In 1943 the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that students cannot be forced to salute the flag. Recognizing this mandate, states across the U.S. have laws that stipulate that saluting the flag is a voluntary act.

Why?

Fascism is marked by enforced fealty to the arbitrary power of a state.

That's why.

So, why is that teachers across the union feel that they have the right to force students to salute the flag?

This was a problem for my oldest son, who was uncomfortable saluting the flag. His teachers tried to force him to do it until I intervened.

Now, some fascist teacher in Montgomery County yelled at a student and then had police escort the student out of the class because she refused to salute the flag. State law and the school's own regulations prohibited enforced flag fealty.

Yet some fascist teacher used the force of the law to punish a 13 year old for her resistance of a questionable practice.

I will salute the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights but I too refuse to pledge allegiance to a flag.

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