(Reported By Todd Starnes) A Waiver in Tallahasee, Florida has many parents outraged and in a state of disbelief. At first Micah Brienen thought his sister-in-law’s text message was a joke. “I was immediately shocked by it,” Mr. Brienen, of Bonita Springs, Florida, told me. “I thought it was a fake.” But the text message was not a fake – it was the real deal.
It was a Pledge of Allegiance waiver from his niece’s public school in Tallahassee: “I understand my rights as a parent and I request that my child, noted above, be excused from reciting the Pledge of Allegiance. This request includes standing and placing his/her right hand over his/her heart.” His sister-in-law returned the form to the school with the following message: “This is the dumbest thing I have ever read and I am so ashamed of this.” CONTINUE