Generally, under NORMAL conditions, I don’t make posts blasting someone I consider to be a fellow *Conservative* blogger, but this is one time that I am NOT going to sit here and allow someone to be denigrated at the hands of a fool…so, please bear with me as this story is told. First, the original story that got some folks back on blood pressure meds…
TX High School Students Made to Recite Mexican National Anthem, Pledge of Allegiance
Students in a Texas public high school were made to stand up and recite the Mexican national anthem and Mexican pledge of allegiance as part of a Spanish class assignment, but the school district maintains there was nothing wrong with the lesson.
It happened last month in an intermediate Spanish class at Achieve Early College High School in McAllen, Texas — a city located about 10 miles from the U.S.-Mexico border.
Wearing red, white and green, students had to memorize the Mexican anthem and pledge and stand up and recite them in individually in front of the class.
That didn’t go over well with sophomore Brenda Brinsdon. The 15-year-old sat down and refused to participate. She also caught it all on video:
“I just thought it was out of hand, I didn’t think it was right,” she told The Blaze. “Reciting pledges to Mexico and being loyal to it has nothing to do with learning Spanish.”
She said she was particularly offended because the presentations in teacher Reyna Santos’s class took place during “Freedom Week,” the week after the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terror attacks, and on U.S. Constitution Day — the same day as Mexico’s Independence Day.
“Why are we doing their independence when it‘s Freedom Week and it’s also Constitution Day?” Brinsdon said.
OK, I can understand how any real American Conservative would get pretty upset over an episode like the above, I know I’m not at all happy about it, I have NO USE for anything Mexican unless it’s on a menu or pushing a lawnmower!
Unlike *some*, I don’t blast the wrong people in the process, here’s the part that has ME a bit chaffed…from Norman Hooben and his blog.
Dump Rick Perry!
Any governor that allows this in state funded schools needs to be fired! And that especially means Governor Rick Perry…and he thinks he wants to be president. ~ Norman E. Hooben
PS: I’ll tell ya what Perry…I’ll give ya a second chance if you fire the teacher and the principal and have the students speak English… It is an American school, isn’t it? SOURCE
This is the Governor of Texas, Rick Perry.
Let me explain something to you Norm, Rick Perry is the GOVERNOR, he is NOT a part of the McAllen Schools system, he is NOT the Superintendent of Schools.
Rick Perry can’t dictate the curriculum of the McAllen schools and he can’t fire anyone IN that school system. I suggest you get your facts straight BEFORE you go off on a tangent and demand that we *Dump Rick Perry*…
Here in Texas we have Independent School Districts, ISDs, and Austin doesn’t manage the districts OR the teachers. Having an axe to grind with Perry is YOUR business, but if you’re going to the grinding wheel, go with FACTS, it’s called Journalistic Integrity, look into it.
Norm, I hate to say this, but today I lost ALL respect for you.