Teacher Arrested for Assault After Forcing Student to Stand for Pledge of Allegiance

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Article below by Alex Lasker at aol.com. The degree of  vitriol and histrionic generated by refusal to engage in nationalistic rituals reveals the power of indoctrination. That an adult would physically assault a child simply because the child chose not to stand and recite the pledge of allegiance is not only inappropriate, but is decidedly undemocratic.  If the rights and freedoms we enjoy many not be exercised in a lawful manner, what is the point of having them?

A Colorado teacher was charged with child abuse and assault after she allegedly forced a student to stand up during the Pledge of Allegiance.

Karen Smith, a physical education teacher at Angevine Middle School in Lafayette, was accused of forcefully making a male student stand for the pledge by grabbing his jacket, lifting him to his feet and removing him from the classroom on Feb. 1, according to KDVR.

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