A mother in Pasco County wasn't happy when she learned that her first grade student decided to "take a knee" for the Pledge of Allegiance. The mother wasn't mad that her child was acting like a protesting liberal or being disrespectful to the Pledge of Allegiance. The mother seems to be mad that her kid's teacher corrected the child and had him stand for the Pledge of Allegiance instead of resting on one knee like the professional football players have been doing towards the National Anthem.
The teacher wrote a text message to the mother explaining the situation and why the child was informed they had to stand up. The mother clearly wasn't thrilled and now she's getting her five minutes of fame by throwing a fit and speaking out about how her kid won't be silenced. Girl, sit your butt down. Your kid is in first grade and knows nothing about oppression, racial injustice, protesting, or anything like that. Please don't raise your child to be a social justice warrior loser. Please raise the child to act respectful to the great country we're lucky to live in. Raise the child to be proud of America and all of our current and future accomplishments. Don't raise the child to be someone that no one likes.
Here's what the text message said:
I just wanted to let you know that this morning when it was time to do the Pledge of Allegiance [your son] went down on one knee. I know where he had seen it but I did tell him that in the classroom we are learning what it means to be a good citizen we're learning about respecting the United States of America and our country symbols and showing loyalty and patriotism and that we stand for the Pledge of Allegiance. I know its a sensitive issue but I wanted to make you aware. Thanks"
According to Fox 13 News, the Pasco County schools require parents to request in writing that their child opt out of such things as the Pledge of Allegiance. I guess having it in writing is to more like keeping a list of which parents are not doing a good job at home. It's a running tab of parents raising little protesters, which is really very sad.
The code of conduct also informs teachers not to interfere with kids who disrespect America and to report anything to administration.
The boys mother, Eugenia McDowell, met with the principal but the teacher didn't show up. The teacher reportedly felt attacked since McDowell contacted the media about her child who has potential to become a hater of America and end up in some far left group like Antifa. If Eugenia wants her boy to move out and become an adult, then don't raise him to be a leftist. Those people don't move out of the basement. They just stay there gathering cobwebs and dust up on their next protest. Other reports suggest the principal held the teacher out of the meeting.
The end result was this: Eugenia McDowell gets five minutes of fame and literally no one cares about it, her kid gets transferred to another class - which is seriously lame and proof that mom isn't doing a good job in my opinion, and the teacher will not face disciplinary action - as they shouldn't because they did nothing wrong in my eyes.
Picture credit: Fox 13 News