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Old March 14th, 2002, 07:07 AM
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Default Hot & Bothered: "Optional" to fly the American

Okay... I know it's early, but ol' school marm's dander is up. First thing this morning the radio blasts me awake. What do I hear???? A bill in going through the Iowa House which states it should be "optional" for schools to fly the American flag.

Feeling on this issue?

Here's mine: I spend my day teaching 6th graders about Ancient Civilizations, comparing and contrasting the differences between those government structures (democracy, aristocracy, monoarchy etc.) and ours here in America. My goal: to teach our youth the importance of building a strong nation and a backing of its fundamental structure. I ask you... separation of church and state (yes)... separation of state and flag? I will pose this issue to my little darlings this a.m. What is your take?

And now... off to Divetex's photo to make my morning warm and fuzzy. Good day!
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Old March 14th, 2002, 07:50 AM
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Default Re: Hot & Bothered: "Optional" to fly the Amer

Here's the Des Moines Register article:
"Plan approved on flags in classrooms"
U.S. flags would be allowed, but not required, in Iowa classrooms under a bill passed by a Senate committee Wednesday. Supporters backed down from a flag-requirement proposal after critics said the state shouldn't be adding new costs on schools without providing money. The bill also says school districts may require a moment of silence i classrooms. The Senate Education Committee narrowly passed it after a heated discussion."

Note: I like the moment of silence idea... The calm before the storm (just kidding).

Kym- out.
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Old March 14th, 2002, 02:39 PM
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Default Re: Hot & Bothered: "Optional" to fly the Amer

Wait til Dr. Laura gets ahold of this one!!

What next? They already took God out of schools, now the flag? This makes me sick. My 6th grader is learning more about Buddism and Hinduism in public school than Christianity. They spend months on other religions and breeze past Christianity. If the liberals have their way, no morals will be taught in school too. It's really a shame. It's a good thing some kids have parents that are willing to teach them the importantance of patriotism and morals. They sure won't be getting it in school.
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Old March 17th, 2002, 09:15 PM
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