Remember the chaos that ensued a couple of weeks ago when a New York high school allowed the Pledge of Allegiance to be read in Arabic as part of Foreign Language Week? People flipped out, the principal had to apologize, and the school promised the Pledge would only be read in English from now on.
Well, lawmakers in Missouri are making sure that sort of blasphemy never happens in their state:
A bill that would require Missouri’s public schools recite the Pledge of Allegiance in English once a day has passed the House.
The Republican-controlled chamber on Thursday voted 118-30 in favor of the measure.
Great. Our nightmare is finally over. Order has been restored. #Murica
The bill, HB 499, was actually intended to force public schools to recite the Pledge once a day instead of at least once a week… but the amendment to say it in English was added a few days ago and went right through the House as if it were a non-issue.
The Missouri Senate is also dominated by Republicans, though Governor Jay Nixon is a Democrat. It’s unlikely this bill will face much dissent, though.
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