Eagle Forum
Email
Subscribe
Shop
Shop
Youtube
Youtube
Blogger
Blog
Feeds
Feed
Education Reporter
NUMBER 153 THE NEWSPAPER OF EDUCATION RIGHTS OCTOBER 1998
Back to October '98 Ed. Reporter

Pledging Allegiance to the Planet
OAK PARK, IL - School children in this Chicago suburb not only pledge allegiance to the flag which, in the words of one teacher, "we do because it's required," but they pledge allegiance to the planet as well. The pledge goes like this:

"I pledge allegiance to the Earth, this unique blue-water planet, graced by life, our only home. I promise to respect all living things, and to protect to the best of my abilities all parts of our planet's environment, and to promote peace among the human family, with liberty and justice for all."

In a tongue-in-cheek commentary that appeared in the Sept.16 Chicago Tribune, columnist John Kass took the city of Oak Park to task for its political correctness, including the use of the pledge. He wrote: "It's possible that kids will confuse the two pledges, but isn't that the idea? Besides, we won't need sovereign nations in the new global village. We'll all ride bikes. Except for the Chinese. They'll drive tanks."


Education Reporter is published monthly by Eagle Forum Education & Legal Defense Fund with editorial offices at 7800 Bonhomme Ave., St. Louis, MO 63105, (314) 721-1213. The views expressed in this newsletter are those of the persons quoted and should not be attributed to Eagle Forum Education & Legal Defense Fund. Annual subscription $25. Back issues available at $2.

 
Google Ads are provided by Google and are not selected or endorsed by Eagle Forum
Eagle Forum • PO Box 618 • Alton, IL 62002 phone: 618-462-5415 fax: 618-462-8909 eagle@eagleforum.org