The Pledge of Allegiance is offensive to some people in Woodbury, Vermont and that's one reason kids at Woodbury Elementary School are not allowed to recite the pledge -- at least in their classrooms.
Yep --- the Pledge of Allegiance is banned in the classrooms. Principal Micheala Martin told the Associated Press, "We don't want to isolate children every day in their own classroom or make them feel they're different."
I pledge allegiance to the flag, of the United States of America and to the Republic for which it stands, one nation, under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.
I wonder if Principal Martin would be so kind as to tell us which words in the pledge are the most offensive?
Kids who do want to display their patritotism must leave class and gather in the gym.
Ted Tedesco wants to change all that. He's a retired Marine and has kids who attend the school. Mr. Tedesco is circulating a petition demanding the school return the pledge to the classroom and it's creating quite a bit of controversy.
I wondering how we might be able to help these dear folks in Woodbury who think the pledge is somehow offensive. I don't know -- I'm thinking out loud here -- but you know -- Canada is not that far away.