Sitting during a patriotic event has become a turn-on for the self-righteous. I don't know if NFL San Fransisco 49ers quarterback 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick started it when he refused to stand during the pre-game playing of the National Anthem. Then Seahawks cornerback Jeremy Lane joined in, saying he will continue to sit during the Anthem in support of Kaepernick. Then Seahawks players said they will sit in support of Lane and Kaepernick. Etc. Etc. Used to be that protests involved getting up, walking around, carrying signs and so forth, but now, I guess, sitting on your ass is a more fashionable way to protest.
Not to be outdone, a student at Eisenhower High School in Blue Island has now been cleared to sit during the Pledge of Allegiance. The American Humanist Association ("Good without a god") is patting itself on its back for pressuring the school to okay his act of defiance, in objection to, I suppose, the reference to God in the Pledge. After all, God is not allowed in schools, according to the U.S. Supreme Court, even though the courts have rejected the society's claims because, the courts have reasoned, that the Pledge is a patriotic act and not a prayer. Phew, that was close.
If you want to see the Society's crowing over its "victory," you can read it here.
Seems like every few years, "progressives" enjoy doing something that they think provokes the rest of us. Burn a flag. Old hat. As if the rest of us are afraid of free speech. Unlike "progressives" that demand that schools create "safe spaces" and "trigger warnings" so they won't be offended. Oh, the humanity!
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