The fabric of America is being ripped apart slowly but surely. Micah Brienen of Bonita Springs, Florida posted a text message he received from his sister-in-law of a Pledge of Allegiance waiver distributed by his niece’s public school in Tallahassee.
The waiver reads: “I understand my rights as a parent and I request that my child, noted above, be excused from reciting the Pledge of Allegiance. This request includes standing and placing his/her right hand over his/her heart.”
Brienen’s sister-in-law returned the form to the school with the following message: “This is the dumbest thing I have ever read and I am so ashamed of this.”
Brienen posted an image of the waiver on Facebook and wrote, “My niece brought this home from school today…What is happening to our country?!?”
Chris Petley, a spokesman for Leon County Schools, said, “This is a response to a Florida law voted on by the Florida Legislature and signed by Governor Rick Scott,” referring to Florida Statue 1003.44. that states: “to all school districts in Florida that, ‘each student shall be informed by a written notice published in the student handbook or a similar publication pursuant to s. 1006.07(2) that the student has the right not to participate in reciting the pledge.”
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