Isn't it great that a 15 year old who uses phrases like, "...we got soldiers at war," has set himself up as a language cop? God bless America!
A ninth-grader is protesting his school’s decision to broadcast the Pledge of Allegiance in foreign languages as part of National Foreign Language Week.
advertisementPatrick Linton said he and other students at Old Mill High School sat down rather than stand Wednesday when the pledge was read over the school’s public address system in Russian. Linton’s teacher told him if he had a problem he should leave the room.
He did, and did not plan to return this week.
“This is America, and we got soldiers at war,” the 15-year-old said. “When you’re saying the Pledge in a different language which nobody understands, that’s not OK.”
Charles Linton, Patrick’s father, said the use of other languages is disrespectful to the country. “It’s like wearing a cross upside down in a church,” he said.
This just in: A very patriotic teenager from Maryland is refusing to use coins.
"They gots that "E Pluribus Unum" on their baskside," he said, "and Me don't speak no Latin. This here is a punch in the nose to them there troops to be puttin' Latin on this here money when we gots soldiers fighting a war."
And how DO you wear a cross upside-down, anyway? Stupid kid is probably already a member of young Republicans