Republican Liberty Caucus of Central East Florida Message Board › I AM OFFENDED!!
Contrary to the beliefs of many recent immigrants to the United States, America is not officially nor governmentally multi-cultural, multi-lingual, multi-educational or multi-any thing!!
At the Hernando County School Board meeting of Tuesday night, January 10, 2012, the Pledge of Allegiance to the American flag was appropriately led by elementary students and spoken in English.
The children taking part were then "exhibited" by their teacher to show the skills and excellence of their ability to learn a second language – Spanish. Each student introduced him and herself in Spanish for recognition purposes.
Then, astonishingly, the teacher and students turned once again toward the American flag, crossed their hearts with their right hands and spoke in Spanish – purportedly repeating the AMERICAN Pledge of Allegiance in Spanish!!
I could NOT be more offended at that action than I am right now!!! In my opinion, the United States of America is a melting-pot where each new resident and citizen learns how to be an AMERICAN, not a hyphenated-American with ties and allegiances to multiple other countries, nations and flags around the world.
Hamilton R. Hanson