Tuesday, March 11, 2008

'We're Not America'

The lead story on BBC News 24 is this one about the creation of a pledge of allegiance to Queen and Country in the schools. A teacher's union representative suggested this was was a bad idea: "This isn't America. This is Britain, and we have a healthy skepticism."

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Blogger Middle Kid said...

Who would want to pledge allegiance to a queen? That's ridiculous. But a FLAG, now that's something that deserves our allegiance!

2:57 PM  
Blogger Kevin said...

Those guys already have "God Save the Queen" (not the Sex Pistols version, of course). They don't need anything else for the Queen!

5:43 PM  
Blogger Kevin said...

BTW...This is one American with "healthy skepticism". ;)

5:44 PM  
Blogger oldest kid said...

The thing about a flag is that you can burn it.

1:45 AM  
Blogger Middle Kid said...

Point well taken, OK.

5:29 AM  
Blogger Smitty Werbenmanjensen said...

The Guardian ran some letters in response to the story. My favorite: "Why should the kids get all the fun? I want to have the opportunity to refuse to pledge allegiance to the Queen!"

7:25 AM  

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