The father of elementary school children was volunteering in the school library. He overheard a kindergarten class reciting the Pledge of Allegiance and felt sure that they left out the word “liberty.”
Look, a kindergartener saying any word after saying indivisible is liable to sound suspicious like a foreign language. You and me – well, get that and we think it’s cute.
Not so Colin McGroarty. He went berserk. He demanded to see the principal, who was busy, and then demanded that the librarian call the principal and she just hushed him. So he did what any well trained FOX viewer would do – he interrupted the kindergartners and lecture them Bill Reilly style, starting off with a complaint that the world is not as he wants it to be and then ending up with Hilter.
He said Wednesday was the first time he was there to hear the kindergartners say the Pledge of Allegiance. He thought he heard the word “liberty” removed. But more importantly, he said, was that the pledge was immediately followed by students’ recitation of the school creed. In it, students are asked to treat others with respect, follow school and classroom rules and “to try their best.” He said he was upset they pledged this while still holding their hands over their hearts and facing the U.S. flag.
There should be a break between the pledges, he said, and students should not be facing the flag. He called it “conditioning a child” to blindly obey authority without knowing what is in the rules they are promising to obey. “In the beginning of the Hitler Youth movement, people made similar promises,” McGroarty said.
We cannot be running kindergarten this way, so Colin McGroarty told the little children —
“Children, do not blindly follow to swear allegiance and to follow rules without knowing what they are,” and that’s when he told the children to ask their parents about Nazis.
So Colin McGroarty thinks little children know what the Pledge of Allegiance is, but not what treating other with respect is?
Crazy One: thinking little children should speak clearly.
Crazy Two: lecturing little children about Nazis
And yes, there is a Crazy Three. He send an email to school officials saying that he had “spilled blood before” and would do so again to defend freedom. He later claimed that he meant that he was a veteran and would serve again.
And yes, there are armed guards at the school now and Colin McGroarty is barred from the campus.
Holy crap. This guy just hit the Fox New Trifecta of Freekin’ Nuts.