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Old 10-20-2007, 01:34 PM
 
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This is a video of American children being forced to pledge to the Mexican flag:
YouTube - American Students Forced to Say Pledge to Mexican Flag

 
Old 10-20-2007, 05:09 PM
 
Location: California
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Thats during a Cinco de Mayo celebration. Nothing wrong with celebrating your culture. MOD CUT

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Old 10-20-2007, 05:24 PM
 
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Thats during a Cinco de Mayo celebration. Nothing wrong with celebrating your culture. MOD CUT
Why should American students be required to pledge allegiance to another country's flag? You can have a Cinco de Mayo celebration without that. I wonder if these same students would be required to pledge allegiance to the Chinese flag during a Chinese New Year celebration?
 
Old 10-20-2007, 05:26 PM
 
Location: Sacramento
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It seems that within some educational parameters this would be fine. We learned about other cultures, without looking down upon them, when I was in school 40+ years ago. I wouldn't assume this to be indoctrination.

You would need to know more about what was being taught. They didn't "suddenly" just get up and do this, I'm sure it was part of a broader lesson plan.

I view learning about other countries and cultures as a positive development, hopefully giving us a future generation of critically thinking, open minded leaders.
 
Old 10-20-2007, 05:31 PM
 
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It seems that within some educational parameters this would be fine. We learned about other cultures, without looking down upon them, when I was in school 40+ years ago. I wouldn't assume this to be indoctrination.

You would need to know more about what was being taught. They didn't "suddenly" just get up and do this, I'm sure it was part of a broader lesson plan.

I view learning about other countries and cultures as a positive development, hopefully giving us a future generation of critically thinking, open minded leaders.
I would like to know why they are 'pledging allegiance' to another country's flag? Do children in Mexico pledge allegaince to the US flag? This is indoctrination, plain and simple. The message: you can come here to the US and grab all the goodies your hands can hold and still be Mexican. allegaince to the US is optional.
This is related to when Felipe Calderon said "Wherever there is a Mexican there is Mexico". The last person who expressed those sentiments was Adolph Hitler (wherever there is a German, there is Germany).
 
Old 10-20-2007, 05:31 PM
 
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So Prologic...it's a good thing, as an American, to pledge alegience to the Mexican flag so long as it's during Cinco De Mayo? The Pledge of Allegiance is a promise or oath of allegiance to the United States as represented by its national flag. MOD CUT
MOD CUT I have stated over and over that I fully support law abiding citizens of this country, irregardless of where they originated from.
MOD CUT

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Old 10-20-2007, 05:39 PM
 
Location: el paso tx.
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I cant say how I feel.were the chilsern forced to do this ?are were they just learning something about other cultures?did they say the pledge of the alleglance to our flag also?
to me the video tells very little I am left with more questions than answers
 
Old 10-20-2007, 05:40 PM
 
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This is the flag of the United States of America. If you would prefer to pledge allegiance to another flag, you are obviously not interested in being an American. Go home.

 
Old 10-20-2007, 06:02 PM
 
Location: Sacramento
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I would like to know why they are 'pledging allegiance' to another country's flag? Do children in Mexico pledge allegaince to the US flag? This is indoctrination, plain and simple. The message: you can come here to the US and grab all the goodies your hands can hold and still be Mexican. allegaince to the US is optional.
This is related to when Felipe Calderon said "Wherever there is a Mexican there is Mexico". The last person who expressed those sentiments was Adolph Hitler (wherever there is a German, there is Germany).
Perhaps some classes in Mexico do have classes where kids learn the Pledge of Allegiance used in the USA. Neither you nor I know the answer to that question.

Nobody is supporting the taking over of any US territory by Mexico.
 
Old 10-20-2007, 06:03 PM
 
Location: Sacramento
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I cant say how I feel.were the chilsern forced to do this ?are were they just learning something about other cultures?did they say the pledge of the alleglance to our flag also?
to me the video tells very little I am left with more questions than answers
Very accurate.
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