Are you ready for your kids to pledge allegiance to the International Flag? Do you even know what an International Flag is?
Thanks to J.E. Dyer over at LibertyAlliance for alerting us this doozy of a story:
You probably wouldn’t approve of your kid pledging allegiance to an “international flag,” for example.
If you’re not sure what an “international flag” is, the alert folks at the Sean Hannity Show found one for us. Students at PS 75 in New York City made an international flag as a class project, affixing to it the motto “We pledge allegiance to an international flag.”
The flag’s base is the American flag. Glued over the top of the stripes are the flags of (mostly) Spanish-speaking countries, along with the flag of Russia and the flag of Puerto Rico, a U.S. territory (not a country). Included in the list are the socialist dictatorships Cuba and Venezuela (both of which frequently entertain Russian navy ships, and have hosted deployments by the Russian air force), as well as the flag of Spain, at one time the foremost European colonial power in the Americas (and the losing side in the Spanish-American War of 1898).
Did you get that, folks? An American teacher, at a publicly funded school, instructed the children to make an American flag then cover it with the national flags from other countries.
The U.S. Flag Code states, in Title 4, Chapter 1, Section 8 (g):
The flag should never have placed upon it, nor on any part of it, nor attached to it any mark, insignia, letter, word, figure, design, picture, or drawing of any nature.
Yes. We actually have a law, with specific rules and regulations about how our flag is to be treated. And attaching flags from other nations on top of, even in a child’s art project, crosses the line.
The school administration indicated that this depiction of the flag was intended to make all children feel welcome, regardless of their heritage. However, there are any number of ways that could have been done without defacing our American Flag.
It’s pretty sad when the people entrusted to educate our children about our national customs and history, can’t even do something as simple as honor and protect the symbol of our freedom that so many have fought and died to protect.
Photo credit J.E. Dyer at LibertyUnyielding via the HannityShow.