PLEDGE ALLEGIANCE TO MEXICO''?
Representative Judge Ted Poe (TX-02)
Federal judges have been trying to rip the pledge of allegiance out of
our schools and have prevented it from being recited by school kids in nine
States. Now our pledge is under siege again. Our kids are being intimidated
into pledging allegiance to a foreign flag.
Velasco Elementary in Texas celebrated Mexican Independence Day by handing
out small Mexican flags and making children as young as pre-kindergarten
stand as parents recited the Mexican pledge in Spanish.
That pledge honors the heroes of Mexico, promising always to be faithful and
dedicate loyalty to that nation.
Pledging allegiance to a foreign flag is un-American. The principal of the
school, Sam Williams, justified reciting the pledge meekly by saying,
``Well, we want to be diverse at our school.''
There is only one flag our children should uphold and hold. There is only
one pledge that they should recite. The Mexican Government and illegals may
have their sights on retaking the Southwest, but we will not hand it over to
them one student at a time.
In the words of the Texans who fought originally for Mexican independence,
you'll have to ``come and take it.'' Our loyalty is to America, not to
Mexico. And that's just the way it is.