America has one of the worst public health records in the Western world. In the state of Illinois, thousands live below the poverty line, kids go without health insurance, the crime rate is appalling.
This week, after violent discussions in the state legislature, lawmakers overrode a veto by the governor and declared it mandatory that all Illinois public schools introduce a ‘moment of silence’ at the beginning of morning classes.
The exact definition of a ‘moment’, has yet to be been explained, but most schools are settling on a time frame of 15 – 20 seconds, ” ….to pray, reflect or meditate while attendance is taken during the 8 a.m. classes,” Superintendent Kathie Pierce of Fenton High School District 100 in Bensenville, Chicago, said on Monday.
Well, I guess it gives those corpulent, over-wealthy retardees, with nothing better to do than interfere in other people’s lives, a feeling of usefulness to waste everyone’s time with such utter garbage, while the kids they insist carry out their spurious decrees suffer sickness and deprivation due to the inability of these bloated nincompoops to provide a reasonable standard of healthcare, housing, and education.
To quote one Illinois teacher:
““I just can’t see the sense of replacing a moment of teaching with a moment of silence,” said Mary Erickson, board president of Evanston/Skokie School District 65.“You want to have every moment you can to teach.”
For some time, Illinois schoolkids have been forced to recite the Pledge of Alliance each day, reminiscent of those evil Pakistani Madrassa’s where the young are brainwashed into Islamo-fascist suicide bombers.
Are American public schools now simply “Madrassas for the Good Kids”?
This cranial degeneration isn’t solely attributable to Illinois politicians. For instance, did you know that many states have their own Pledge of Allegiance? The following is reproduced from the Chicago Tribune of 16th October:
Texas: Honor the Texas flag; I pledge allegiance to thee, Texas, one state under God, one and indivisible.
Kentucky: I pledge allegiance to the Kentucky flag, and to the Sovereign State for which it stands, one Commonwealth, blessed with diversity, natural wealth, beauty, and grace from on High.
Michigan: I pledge allegiance to the flag of Michigan, and to the state for which it stands, 2 beautiful peninsulas united by a bridge of steel, where equal opportunity and justice to all is our ideal.
Alabama: Flag of Alabama I salute thee. To thee I pledge my allegiance, my service, and my life.
Louisiana: I pledge allegiance to the flag of the state of Louisiana and to the motto for which it stands: A state, under God, united in purpose and ideals, confident that justice shall prevail for all of those abiding here.
Ohio: I salute the flag of the state of Ohio and pledge to the Buckeye State respect and loyalty.
Arkansas: I Salute the Arkansas Flag With Its Diamond and Stars. We Pledge Our Loyalty to Thee.
South Dakota: I pledge loyalty and support to the flag and state of South Dakota, land of sunshine, land of infinite variety.
Mississippi: I salute the flag of Mississippi and the sovereign state for which it stands with pride in her history and achievements and with confidence in her future under the guidance of Almighty God.
America, have you any idea how totally ludicrous all this appears to anyone outside your country? Where are your priorities? Why do you vote into office the morons who make up this rubbish? What has happened to your common humanity, if you allow this to be the priority of your lawmakers?
Thankfully, some Americans agree.
From the same page of the Chicago Tribune comes this more accurate offering of a Pledge of Allegiance for the state Illinois:
“`I pledge allegiance to the flag of Illinois and the incompetence and corruption for which it stands….”
Good for you, Chicago Tribune! Long may you reign!
In conclusion, Illinois lawmakers have yet to decide suitable punishment for those kids who break this ‘law of silence’. Presumably, as with any other crime in the United States, the police will be summoned and those kids in contravention will be summarily tasered into obedience?
Filed under: Defying belief