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American Student Punished for Refusing to Recite Mexican Pledge
Fox News ^ | Todd Starnes

Posted on 02/27/2013 4:28:09 PM PST by Impala64ssa

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.

Click here to read the lawsuit.

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.”

(Excerpt) Read more at radio.foxnews.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Mexico; News/Current Events; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: mexificanion; pc; stupidteachers; traitors; treason
Instead of contacting the McAllen Bd of Ed to voice our disgust over this, I say it would be more effective to contact TruTV and try to convince them to come out with a new show, World's Dumbest School Administrators. Apparently, this brave young lady is the only one in her class, if not the whole damn school district to get it. And she herself is of part Mexican descent.
1 posted on 02/27/2013 4:28:17 PM PST by Impala64ssa
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To: Impala64ssa

...she’ll be on F&F’s in the AM before the week is out....


2 posted on 02/27/2013 4:34:29 PM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Impala64ssa
is this some Texas from another planet??? if not, it sure isn't the one i remember the last time i was there...
3 posted on 02/27/2013 4:35:19 PM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: HiJinx

YUK!!!


4 posted on 02/27/2013 4:39:22 PM PST by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Chode

Looks like Texas is surrendering to Mexico just like California did. So now we have Mexifornia and Mexas


5 posted on 02/27/2013 4:40:55 PM PST by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (PRISON AT BENGHAZI?????)
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To: Chode
McAllen is you-know-where.

Check a map.

6 posted on 02/27/2013 4:40:55 PM PST by elkfersupper ( Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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To: elkfersupper
granted the last time i was there was in the early 80's, but somebody woulda got fired for sure for this type of crap even on the border... damn
7 posted on 02/27/2013 4:48:37 PM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Impala64ssa
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.

I believe you could lose your US citizenship for doing that.

Make an oath of allegiance to a foreign nation in which the oath requires you to denounce your American citizenship.

Read more: How to Lose Citizenship in the U.S. | eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/how_5663456_lose-citizenship-u_s_.html#ixzz2M9NpavZq

8 posted on 02/27/2013 4:49:02 PM PST by pfflier
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To: elkfersupper

For years I used to travel down there and to Brownsville for business and it was always like going into Mexico.


9 posted on 02/27/2013 4:49:39 PM PST by BamaDi ("The definition of a racist today is anyone who is winning an argument with a liberal.")
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
starting to look that way
10 posted on 02/27/2013 4:49:50 PM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Impala64ssa
Ironically, the school district has a policy that prohibits a school from compelling students to recite the American Pledge of Allegiance.

Color me stunned....

11 posted on 02/27/2013 4:50:09 PM PST by Gay State Conservative ("Progressives" toss the word "racist" around like chimps toss their feces)
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To: Impala64ssa

There was another thread on this earlier this morning - seems the event happened in 2011.


12 posted on 02/27/2013 4:50:29 PM PST by grobdriver (Vivere liberi aut mori)
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To: Impala64ssa

And Perry is courting businesses and people from CA. (beware what you ask for TX) I will be moving from PA in the future to a more conservative state, but I am not advertising it. Hopefully it will remain under the radar.


13 posted on 02/27/2013 4:52:47 PM PST by ConservativeInPA (Molon Labe - Shall not be questioned)
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To: Impala64ssa

“A Texas high school student has filed a federal lawsuit against her school and her teachers” .............GREAT!!!


14 posted on 02/27/2013 4:54:12 PM PST by wesagain (The God #Elohim# of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob is the One True GOD.)
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To: Impala64ssa

A Texas high school student was punished for refusing to salute and recite the Mexican pledge of allegiance.

15 posted on 02/27/2013 4:56:38 PM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: Impala64ssa

This smells a little hoaxy to me. Is there even such a thing as a Mexican pledge of allegiance?


16 posted on 02/27/2013 4:59:39 PM PST by Ramius (Personally, I give us one chance in three. More tea anyone?)
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To: Impala64ssa

So where is Rick Perry on the issue ?


17 posted on 02/27/2013 5:21:12 PM PST by Newbomb Turk ("All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.")
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To: Doogle

What the hell it F&F’s!!

If you’re to lazy to type it out don’t post it!


18 posted on 02/27/2013 5:25:49 PM PST by dalereed
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To: Chode

Nowhere is safe from liberal lunacy. We in the blue states combat it openly but even red states have their lunatic contingent.


19 posted on 02/27/2013 5:56:31 PM PST by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: rockrr

True, I’m here in Hernando Cty, FL, one of “cracker counties” the left likes to deride. Yet right down the road from me is one of those UN-sponsored IB World schools.


20 posted on 02/27/2013 5:59:39 PM PST by Impala64ssa (You call me an islamophobe like it's a bad thing.)
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To: rockrr
gone are the days when the RATS would not dare to pull this crap as they knew retribution would be swift and sure... now they get in yer face bolder and braver every day
21 posted on 02/27/2013 6:32:59 PM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Impala64ssa

The pledge of allegiance to the Mexican flag:

Bandera de México,
Legado de Nuestros Héroes,
Símbolo de la Unidad
de nuestros Padres
y de nuestros Hermanos.

Te prometemos:

Ser siempre fieles
a los principios de
la libertad y la justicia,
que hacen de Nuestra
Patria la Nación
Independiente, humana
y generosa a la que
entregamos nuestra
existencia.

(Mexican flag
legacy from our heroes
symbol of the unity of our fathers
and our brothers

We promise you:

To be always loyal
to the principles of freedom and justice
that makes this an independant,
human and generous nation,
to which we dedicate our existance.)


22 posted on 02/27/2013 6:42:12 PM PST by Fiji Hill
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks Impala64ssa.


23 posted on 02/27/2013 7:59:48 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: dalereed

Please don’t be rude and abusive to others. Ask your question politely, and someone will answer it.

F & F, I believe, stands for Fox and Friends in the Morning on FNC (which stands Fox News Channel).


24 posted on 02/27/2013 8:31:24 PM PST by rmh47 (Go Kats! - Got eight? NRA Life Member])
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To: Newbomb Turk; Ramius; All
This smells a little hoaxy to me.

So where is Rick Perry on the issue ?

Pile on me if you want to. If I understand correctly this was a part of an assignment for the whole class, Spanish (which is an elective) .

I took three years of foreign language courses in high school and was given all kinds of classwork.

If I am mistaken here, I will gladly stand corrected.

25 posted on 02/27/2013 8:42:37 PM PST by houeto (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: houeto

This has nothing to do with language class.


26 posted on 02/27/2013 8:47:43 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: rmh47
i’ll be as rude as this site will permit to anyone the abbreviates what they intend to say.

the guy's a lazy bastard!!!!

27 posted on 02/27/2013 9:09:55 PM PST by dalereed
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