An Oklahoma bill requiring students to recite the Pledge of Allegiance each morning before school has passed the House.
A bill requiring Oklahoma students to recite the Pledge of Allegiance daily has passed through the House. HB 2277, authored by State Rep. Terry O’Donnell, requires Oklahoma students to recited the pledge once a day instead of the now required once a week. The statute also authorizes and exemption for students “who do not wish to participate” in accordance with federal law.
O’Donnell said that reciting the Pledge reminds him of the loyalty, dedication, and courage that has kept America great.
“With all of the inflated political rhetoric, demonstrations and protests going on around the country, our school children need to understand that the current turmoil is not normal in America. The Pledge of Allegiance symbolizes the unity and shared values of all Americans which we can never allow school children to forget,” O’Donnell said.
(via: Red State Watcher)