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September 27, 2007

Boulder Students To Protest Pledge of Allegiance

Boulder students to protest Pledge of Allegiance Rocy Mountain News

Boulder High School students are planning a protest against the Pledge of Allegiance in the courtyard of their school tomorrow morning.

Students with the activist club "Student Worker" organized the protest for 8:30 a.m., when the pledge is recited over the intercom.

They're concerned that it takes away from school time and that the phrase "one nation, under God" violates the separation of church and state, club President Emma Martens wrote in an e-mail.

"Boulder High has a highly diverse population, not all of whom believe in God, or One God," she wrote.
She said the group would rather the school hold the recitation — which the school must make available by state law — during lunch break, or at another time when students who don't participate wouldn't have to listen to it

Wild Thing's comment........

Students with the activist club “Student Worker”

Of course. A pro-commie high school club that allows mini-Maxists to trash patriotism.

Hello parents, what the heck are you allowing your kids to join? I blame the teachers as well, but it does not stop there it is also the parents that allow this shit. Hippie parents perhaps or more followers of the Progressive Party that so many of our leftie politicians belong to.

Posted by Wild Thing at September 27, 2007 12:47 AM


... these pukes have their radical Woodstock II retread parents to thank for the way they've turned out! Remember COLUMBINE and the Communist professor at Colorado that called the 9-11-01 victims "Little Eichmans?" Colorado is going blue state quickly. I'm sick that the USAFA is in that pathetic state of Godlessness and socialism! - One nation under GOD or get out!

Posted by: darthcrUSAderworldtour07 at September 27, 2007 05:13 AM

This makes me sick!
I used to live 18 miles from Boulder and we would have NEVER thought of having such a club.
Our school district had decided to get rid of political clubs, like the Young Republicans and Young Democrats. They thought those were just wrong.
I think teachers are going too far in some states.
Thank goodness where my children go, they still say the pledge and they learn it from nursery school.
My daughter got an A in Honors Government because the teacher liked that she didn't follow the crowd in her political beliefs. She kept the class more interesting. He nominated her for Girls State. I couldn't believe it. I'm hoping she does Poli-Sci in college next year. At least she can "rock the boat!"

Posted by: Lynn at September 27, 2007 05:24 AM

Lynn... our 'ace' is making his parents proud in a red state 'u' with a 3.6 GPA - a future conservative US History teacher! We get what we pay for, and we've paid for quality parochial education times 12 years! The 'publick skoole edjewkayshon' here in this blue state is a joke.

Posted by: darthcrUSAderworldtour07 at September 27, 2007 06:15 AM

I know what you mean. My oldest is doing extremely well her last year in high school.
I'm very proud of her. Our school district is very good--I think they put too much emphasis on math alone, but then I was never very good at math anyway.
She's got nearly all As so far this year. I hope all her dreams come true. She actually wants to be a teacher.

Posted by: Lynn at September 27, 2007 08:21 AM

Red Skelton says the Pledge of Allegiance.

Posted by: BobF at September 27, 2007 08:25 AM

"You're no bargain either, pal! You are a spoiled, rotten little brat and I'll tell you right now..." - Ted Kramer; Kramer vs. Kramer (1979)

Posted by: SSgt Steve, USMC, VRWC at September 27, 2007 08:26 AM

One of their excuses is it takes away from School time, the solution here is simple, start classes an hour earlier. That way they will get the extra time in school and can still recite the pledge.

Lynn-- The emphasis on math is very important, especially if we, the United States are to compete in the world.

After the Russians put "Sputnik" up back in the 50s, suddenly our Math ability was severly challanged and it was found that our schools were really lacking in the teaching of Mathematics, and there was a resurgence in the teaching of math. Now sadly we seem to have gone full circle in that department. If your daughters school is emphasising math this is a good thing.

"If Edison had a needle to find in a haystack, he would proceed at once with the diligence of the bee to examine straw after straw until he found the object of his search. I was a sorry witness to such doings, knowing that a little theory and calculation would have saved him ninety percent of his labor." Nilola Tesla, 1931

Tesla is the reason we use AC instead of DC as promoted by Edison.

Posted by: Mark at September 27, 2007 08:50 AM

I love Colorado. Right now it is a state tearing itself apart politically. Boulder is a bastion of San Francisco/Berkeley type Leftist/Marxist
/Eco freaks. Denver is full of illegals and their radical leaders.

Yet there is also a high level of outdoorsmen, hunters, gun advocates, veterans etc. Colorado Springs is known as one of the most Conservative cities in America.

Colorado's politicians are pretty well split evenly between Liberals and Conservatives. It is a swing state in any national election. That these students would act like this in Boulder is not surprising. There are many other high schools in Colorado that have students that actually pray before school, a pleasant alternative to the Boulder freaks.

Posted by: TomR at September 27, 2007 10:00 AM

My three make up for a thousand of these punks.

Posted by: Rhod at September 27, 2007 05:12 PM

Darth, yes and it makes me sick. I absolutely love Colorado. I have always dreamed of living there. I can't because Nick can't take cold weather and I am a snow person big time. haha

It is so sad to see such a gorgeous State becoming more and more liberal by the second so to speak.

Posted by: Wild Thing at September 27, 2007 11:16 PM

Lynn, that is fantastic. I am so proud of your daughter and you too. It reflects a lot on you as well. I can tell even on here what a great mom you are.

Posted by: Wild Thing at September 27, 2007 11:18 PM

Bob, thank you so much. That is so wonderful.

Posted by: Wild Thing at September 27, 2007 11:20 PM

SSgt Steve, that is great!!

Posted by: Wild Thing at September 27, 2007 11:23 PM

Mark wow thank you, that is very interesting.

Posted by: Wild Thing at September 27, 2007 11:25 PM

Tom, me too, I love Colorado. It is my fist choice of where to live if I could.

I agree, I am sure there are more schools then this one that say the Pledge and are not all messed up like this school.

Posted by: Wild Thing at September 27, 2007 11:30 PM

Rhod they sure do!! Amen!!!

Posted by: Wild Thing at September 27, 2007 11:34 PM

Amazing. You spend so much of your time moaning that religion should be kept out of schools and now you have the gall to complain about this.

Posted by: Nigel Greyman at September 30, 2007 07:33 AM