Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Whatzit~? Number 10

(sigh, a damn shame that this is a Whatzit)


Christopher Willis said...

This is a poster. It is a group of children form the late 1950's giving the Pledge of Allegiance to the US Flag before they start class. This would happen after the teacher led the children in a daily prayer in which they would ask the Lord to watch over their Country, President and other National Leaders. In 2006 it was found to violate the First and Fourteenth amendments to the US Constitution. We were a strong nation once.

The Local Malcontent said...

Mr. Willis says it all. Tragically, truthfully.

Most Rev. Gregori said...

I remember those days, the daily morning prayer followed by the Pledge of Allegiance.

Back then, the country as a whole was a heck of a lot moral, children respected their elders, we weren't taught anything about homosexuals (either good or bad), we knew instinctively that it was wrong and unnatural, and not something to be proud of. We didn't have or need sex education back then, and the schools didn't encourage us to "get it on."

Back in those days we were loyal to God, our family, our neighborhood, our city, state and country; in that order.

Back then, parents were the ultimate authority over their children, NOT the schools and certainly NOT the State.

And as Christopher Willis says; "We were a strong nation once."

Hatless in Hattiesburg said...

1959: pledge of allegiance

2009: two-minute hate*

(* two minutes minimum.)

ABNPOPPA said...

I am just going to "ditto" MRG.


Most Rev. Gregori said...

There is an award for you at my blog.

Jungle Mom said...

I was searching and wracking my brain, then I scrolled down and saw what you had written.

The Local Malcontent said...

Abouna, thank you~!!
My 'award' is knowing, loving each of you sweet, courageous blogging friends, many of whose names are listed just above this;
I saw it not only on your "The Truth will Set you Free" bloggie, but also at Subvet's place.

To that end, I've written a draft, but want to 'get out the kinks' first (and NOW, I have to nominate someone else, thank you again....)
Really, though, thanks so much~!

What truly honored me this past week, was seeing links to the Local Malcontent on four different blogs: Abouna's, JMom's and just earlier, hatless' and Kini's blogs.