Monday, 23 November 2009

10-year-old lad, refuses to say the Pledge of Allegiance at school because there is no liberty or justice for all in America

Fuck me, I wish I'd had as much backbone when I was 10 (in fact there are a great many people in the UK who could do with taking some lessons from this kid. for some reason I can't link to the original story)

Among the comment in the Arkansas News.

The Pledge of Allegiance was cooked up by a Baptist fellow in 1892 and subsequently promoted in youth publications for recitation by school children. It is, of course, not anything our founders envisioned and is, in fact, kind of antithetical to our very principle of constitutionally guaranteed liberty.

You cannot force somebody to promise fealty in this gloriously free country.

I also saw that the Daily Show has enlisted WWE wrestler Mick Foley as a bodyguard for 10 year old Will Phillips after, predictably, his classmates decided he must be gay and started calling him a gaywad.


  1. Your highness,the utopian ideal of liberty and justice for all imagined by men is an idealogical impossibility,and a delusional understanding of human nature...the little brat knows this.

  2. 1. just because it cannot be achieved does not mean one should not strive to achieve it

    2. people should just be free, with no MPs or Jobsworths or money hungry tax dodging preachers, rabbis, imams or higher managment scientologists leaning on them against their will

  3. ¨ Inferiors revolt so that they may be equal, and equals so that they may be superior ¨


  4. equality = grey and bland conformity.

    It is a scam whereby social pressure acts as the ghulag jailer of man's individuality. It is what befell the otherwise liberated Victorian UK