I have no problem if someone chooses not to stand for their country’s anthem or the pledge of allegiance in the case of the States because they’re protesting something, but if the person refusing to stand is just being a lazy little prick like these eighth-graders were, then suspend the little prick. But one of their mommies says they should have just written a paper on it. Ok, mommy, let’s make them write a paper on it too. I think that’s a fine idea. Better yet, let’s stand them up in front of a room full of veterans, have them explain to the veterans that they just didn’t feel like it, and see how it goes over.
Ug. I don’t know exactly why this story pisses me off so much. It just does. Maybe it’s the fact that someone is using someone else’s right to free speech as an excuse to be lazy. Maybe it’s the fact that there are so many little idiot kids running around and so many parents want to encourage the idiocy. Maybe it’s all of that wrapped up together in a not so cute little bundle. But it makes me mad. Am I nuts?