Students at Calif. College ban Pledge of Allegiance
Posted by mythoughtsandnews on November 12, 2006
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Student leaders at a California college have touched off a furor by banning the Pledge of Allegiance at their meetings, saying they see no reason to publicly swear loyalty to God and the U.S. government.
The move by Orange Coast College student trustees, the latest clash over patriotism and religion in American schools, has infuriated some of their classmates — prompting one young woman to loudly recite the pledge in front of the board on Wednesday night in defiance of the rule.
“America is the one thing I’m passionate about and I can’t let them take that away from me,” 18-year-old political science major Christine Zoldos told Reuters.
Looks like California Colleges are teaching students to hate America. When did hating America and being a traitor become part of the curriculum? As a matter of fact, why does the American government allow schools to teach students to Hate America?