Reader says skipping pledge may be a right, but it’s not appropriate

To the Editor:

Upon observation and visitations throughout KISD middle and high schools, large numbers of students do not participate in the morning Pledge of Allegiance to the United States flag and the state of Texas.

I am left to wonder why, exactly what does this mean, how many of these students have parents serving or have served in our military — and are their parents aware of the student’s behavior.

We are at a time when many criticize the disrespect some athletes may demonstrate to our flag and anthem, yet many of our public school students are exercising the same constitutional right.

Meaning, just because you have the right to do something, doesn’t mean its appropriate to do.

Scott Denison


(7) comments


A song (Take a Knee) and all the anger that you bring to the table about the flag and Americans kneeling during the anthem, dose not change the United States Constitution. If you believe in this great country, you must believe and live by the United States Constitution. Living next to a military base dose not take away your constitutional rights. If you don’t like kids sitting or people kneeling during the National Anthem, do the right thing and put your anger into starting a movement to change the United States Constitution, and not take away the rights of a person because they don’t agree with you. As a United States Marine, I swore an oath to the United States Constitution, not a flag or song. But the good thing about our great country and the United States Constitution that we live under; it gives you the right to have your view of the people you are angry with, because they want to sit or kneel during the American Anthem. God bless the Republic.


If something based on law is right, everything you say after that is just noise and saying it's not appropriate doesn’t matter.


As well I belive each child that refuses to stand should have their names taken down, because of this law.

Since 1998, the Federal Bureau of Investigation has also maintained its own list of people who have renounced citizenship under 8 U.S.C. § 1481(a)(5). This is one of the categories of people who are prohibited from purchasing firearms under the Gun Control Act of 1968, and whose names must be entered in the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) under the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act of 1993.[34][35] The names are not made public, but each month the FBI issues a report on the number of entries added in each category. NICS covers a different population than the Federal Register expatriate list: the former includes only those who renounce U.S. citizenship, while the latter should include those who voluntarily lose citizenship by any means, and possibly certain former permanent residents as well


To me it should be a requirement, if the child will not stand then they need to be flunked out of school. Its not breaking a law to force a student to follower and play by the rules.
To me if a child or adult refuses to stand for the pledge or for national anthem then they are given their rights as an American up, and should be deported to any country they feel they get better treatment.

To me they are denouncing their citizenship and the as the football players should be deported asap. Although renunciation may be the most commonly used term when referring to loss of U.S. nationality, renunciation is only one of the seven expatriating acts that may be performed voluntarily and with the intent to relinquish U.S. nationality stated in Section 349 of the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1952


Eye, so you want KISD or any other district to break the law? You went to a private school, had to go to church, etc. . ....I am all for standing for the National Anthem, reciting the Pledge while standing, honoring our country, but I also know what you can and can't do lawfully in public schools...any public schools. You apparently don't.


What shame. A school that sits on the outskirts of a Army base, with teachers and other adults that have the lack and for sight to understand they are in control. That is my hard earned money as a tax payer going to these schools. If the kids do not have that much respect for the American flag, well then I am not paying in another dime to these schools.
Get the kids off their butts and standing. No more of this NAACP/BLM bull crap in our PUBLIC SCHOOLS THAT AMERICANS ARE PAYING FOR.
Even in private schools I had no choice stand up or go home. We stood, said our daily prayer, then the pledge. Then we walked to hands folded to morning church at 7am on the dot.
Once again these Blue policy pushing NAACP/BLM supporters have destroyed the fabric of America and now are teaching kids to not only hate by color, but to hate oneself and others because they are American.

If the kids were doing something that represents America, the BLM/NAACP and democrats would crying racism,. If the KKK started an all out war against the flag the NAACP/BLM democrats would be tearing and burning Killeen down.

VOTE NO ON THE SCHOOL BOND, if the students are not learning what it means to be AMERICAN and have no respect for our Flag and the those that died for the AMERICAN way. I Sure am not paying another red dime to this school system so the BLM/NAACP and democrats can teach hate, with out being locked up for their own racist views.


Go to You Tube and look up Neal McCoy's new song, Take a Knee...That song is exactly how I feel about all of this mess going on now.

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