Tuesday, October 18, 2011

The Pledge of Allegience, National Anthem said in school

Nope...not the AMERICAN Pledge and Anthem but the MEXICAN one..in a school here in Texas"

So let me get this straight? You can't say the Pledge of Allegiance in school in the morning as the start of the day anymore. Most of these kids probably don't know the 1st stanza of the National Anthem, which is all that's ever sung; let alone the whole song; Yet for some reason we can repeat the National Anthem and Pledge of Allegiance of Mexico in a classroom? For a spanish class? What the hell, does citing the National Anthem and the Pledge of Allegiance of a foreign country have to do with learning spanish?!!

Pass this around, I've got a message for the kids
Kids? I want you to say the Pledge of Allegiance everyday in your school. Say it loud and say it proud. Repeat after me:
I Pledge Allegiance, To the flag, of the United States of America
And to the republic for which it stands, one nation, under god*, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.

*You can leave out the under god part if you so choose...I'm not gonna hate on you if you don't kids That's an argument about the history of which, some of us adults have been arguing about for quite a while. :)

Now..our National Anthem, The Star Spangled Banner:
Oh, say, can you see, by the dawn's early light,
What so proudly we hailed at the twilight's last gleaming?
Whose broad stripes and bright stars, thru the perilous fight,
O'er the ramparts we watched, were so gallantly streaming?
And the rockets' red glare, the bombs bursting in air,
Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there.
O say, does that star-spangled banner yet wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave?

On the shore dimly seen through the mists of the deep,
Where the foe's haughty host in dread silence reposes,
What is that which the breeze, o'er the towering steep,
As it fitfully blows, half conceals, half discloses?
Now it catches the gleam of the morning's first beam,
In full glory reflected, now shines on the stream:
Tis the star-spangled banner: O, long may it wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave!

And where is that band who so vauntingly swore
That the havoc of war and the battle's confusion
A home and a country should leave us no more?
Their blood has washed out their foul footsteps' pollution.
No refuge could save the hireling and slave
From the terror of flight or the gloom of the grave:
And the star-spangled banner in triumph doth wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave.

O, thus be it ever when freemen shall stand,
Between their loved home and the war's desolation!
Blest with victory and peace, may the heav'n-rescued land
Praise the Power that hath made and preserved us a nation!
Then conquer we must, when our cause it is just,
And this be our motto: "In God is our trust"
And the star-spangled banner in triumph shall wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave!

Interesting History behind this song boys and girls. Look it up and learn it. It's something I sincerely doubt that they're teaching you in your history books.

I now return you to your regularly scheduled inanity and insanity.

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