Hat/Tip to Rick Wells at GOPTheDailyDose.
When will the moon-battery ever end??
The principal at Rocky Mountain High School in Fort Collins, Colorado, is facing a hailstorm of criticism from some very angry parents and residents.
The school recites the Pledge of Allegiance weekly, on Mondays. Last Monday, a member of their “Cultural Arms Club” led the student body in an Arabic version of the pledge, replacing the words “under God” with “under Allah.”
But the principal says his school isn’t pushing any agenda, Arabic or otherwise.
Principal Tom Lopez denies any attempt to push an Islamic agenda, saying, “These students love this country. They were not being un-American in trying to do this. They believed they were accentuating the meaning of the words as spoken regularly in English.”
Principal Lopez doesn’t make any sense. Speaking unintelligible words in Arabic in some way accentuates their meaning? That is an extremely weak argument in defense of an ill-advised decision.
He said the cultural clubs seeks to “destroy the barriers, embrace the cultures” that exist within the high school.
That would translate into “destroy the barriers to Islam and embrace it,” correct, Mr. Lopez?
So this school made a mistake, right? I mean everyone is entitled to make a mistake. Well, maybe they’ve been down this road before…
The Poudre School District communications director, Danielle Clark, said they understand why parents are upset. She told Fox News, “We understand not everybody would agree with the students’ choice. We’ve heard there are some who are upset.”
Let’s put his into perspective for the feeble-minded Clark and Lopez. It is not the student’s choice. They do not control the public address system. It was a school choice.
The amount of stupidity that these school administrators can stoop to, is only surpassed by their apparent lack of knowledge of our country’s founding.
Her simplistic defense included a reference to “one” supportive email and a reference to a similar mistake last year which drew controversy when the pledge was recited in Spanish. Somehow not learning from and expanding upon your previous mistakes is perceived as a viable defense for these educators.
“We deferred to the students because it’s their deal,” she said.
As if to reinforce the idiocy of reciting the pledge in another language, Clark said she did not hear the pledge and does not speak Arabic so she could not confirm exactly what words were used.
But one local resident broke it down to a level that, hopefully even the “elite masterminds” in control at Rocky Mountain High School in Fort Collins, Colorado can understand.
One resident, Chris Wells put it in terms even educator Lopez could understand. Writing in The Daily Coloradoan, he said:
“As a veteran and a friend of a man killed defending these children in their little games they like to play with our pledge, I’m offended. There are things that we don’t mess with – among them are the pledge and our anthem.”
HERE’S CONTACT INFO FOR ROCKY MOUNTAIN HIGH SCHOOL:
- Address: 1300 W. Swallow Rd., Fort Collins, CO 80526-2412
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- School principal Tom López’s phone no: 970-488-7005
Read the full story here.
Just in case those folks in Colorado are too “fuzzy” from a “contact high”, here is another explanation of our beloved Pledge of Allegiance. Please pay attention Red Skelton’s voice at the end of this video. You can hear the catch in his throat as he gets choked up over expressing his love for his country.
Hollywood, AND Rocky Mountain High School in Colorado, you could do well to learn a thing or two from this Great American.