The Atlanta Neighborhood Charter School recently announced that it was eliminating the Pledge of Allegiance from its morning meeting agenda. Campus president Lara Zelski wrote a letter to parents announcing the changes to students’ morning meetings, a copy of which was posted on the school’s website. Zelski explained: “One change that we made to our morning meeting agenda this year is that we will not be including the recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance each morning.” She added, “Students will continue to lead the meeting by asking our community to stand to participate in our Wolf Pack Chant together.” What the hell is the Wolf Pack Chant? Will everyone stand up and growl and howl together as one? Recite Little Red Riding Hood?
Zelski said that the decision to omit the Pledge of Allegiance “was made in an effort to begin our day as a fully inclusive and connected community.” She noted that, “Over the past couple of years it has become increasingly obvious that more and more of our community were choosing to not stand and/or recite the pledge. There are many emotions around this and we want everyone in our school family to start their day in a positive manner. After all, that is the whole purpose of our morning meeting.”
No, that is the whole purpose of The Pledge, “president” Zelinski. You know, “One nation,” “indivisible.” The United States. Hello? With the passing of time-- and the ranting of leftists-- it becomes harder and harder for a sane person to get through any given day.
Ms. Zelski stated that teachers, in collaboration with the “K-5 leadership team” and other students, will create a more suitable pledge for the school’s morning meetings in the coming months. “This pledge,” president progressive wrote, “will focus on students’ civic responsibility to their school family, community, country and our global society. I will keep you informed of the progress with this. I am really looking forward to what our students create.”
I, for one, am so excited to see this new and improved Pledge, I can hardly sleep. That is why I decided to write one myself. I’m guessing it will be very similar indeed to what the scholars at the Atlanta Neighborhood Charter School come up with.
“I pledge allegiance to diversity, and to the tolerance and inclusivity that implies. And to the burgeoning LGBTQIA community. We are one world, indivisible, except for the evil white Christian male heterosexuals. We seek one-world government and equality of outcome for all.”
(The Atlanta Neighborhood Charter School has apparently rescinded its decision to drop the Pledge of Allegiance from its morning meeting, due to public outcry, since I wrote this piece).