From an article in The Washington Times’s:
DENVER — The students in Vincent Pulciani’s seventh-grade class were reciting the Pledge of Allegiance this week when they heard the voice over the intercom say something they’d never heard before, at least not during the Pledge.
Instead of “one nation, under God,” the voice said, “one nation, under your belief system.”
The bewildered students at Everitt Middle School in Wheat Ridge never even got to “indivisible,” according to Vincent’s mother, Christina Pulciani-Johnson.
“He came home and told me about it after school, and he said, ‘I just stood there, Mom. I didn’t even know what to do. We all just stood there and didn’t even finish it,'” Mrs. Pulciani-Johnson said, quoting her son.
Margo Lucero, the eighth-grade guidance counselor at the school, substituted the phrase “under your belief system” as she led the recitation of the Pledge on Wednesday.
Unbelieveable. PC run amok!
Meanwhile, Jefferson County School District spokesman Rick Kaufman was engaged in damage control, describing Miss Lucero’s decision to rewrite the Pledge as “inappropriate” and stressing that she had acted independently, without consulting the district or other school officials.
I am impressed, and surprised, that they came out against the counselor.
Some comments from The Moderate voice.
Billy Jones at View from the Foothills has rewritten the entire pledge to conform to P.C. standards:
I pledge [allegiance] some occasional recognition
to the [Flag] symbols of oppression
of the [United States] diverse indigenous peoples
of [America] the land mass referred to by oppressive European conquistadors as “America”
and to the [Republic] totalitarian theocracy, for which it stands,
[one nation,] a Balkanized patchwork of cultures,
[under God,] under each individuals’ personal belief system
[indivisible,] divided into innumerable unique communities of culture,
[with liberty and justice for all.] where some are more equal than others.
Hat tip to Michelle Malkin who adds:
Amen. Or rather: Secular, non-discriminatory interjection of agreement.