In the wake of America’s recent NFL scandal, millions of citizens have been forced to decide between patriotism and politics. After choosing to place his hand on his heart for the Pledge of Allegiance, one Georgia boy says he was targeted by his teacher and other students.
Jason Newberry has given many Americans hope that respect for the country is not, in fact, dead. When his class began kneeling for the Pledge of Allegiance, he refused to engage in such behavior—he stood tall, his hand placed upon his heart, and proudly recited the words which show tribute to this great nation.
In response, students singled him out and began to bully him, along with one other student who stood tall and recited the pledge of allegiance. “Me and him got called KKK, Nazi, and we just kept getting bullied the whole day,” said one student, Jason Newberry.
What’s worse, however, is this teacher’s response. Rather than being a “tolerant liberal,” she flew off the handle and completely destroyed the kid’s self-esteem. In an act of sheer cruelty and vengeance, she shamed him in front of the entire class, making him feel a knot in his gut simply for respecting our flag.
His second period teacher, who has remained unidentified, took the opportunity to make an example of him. She showed the entire class liberal propaganda featuring NFL players kneeling, polling the class on how they feel about protesting the anthem, and teaching them that she would NEVER stand for the flag.
CBS 46 reports:
“Nobody put their hand over their heart except me and one other little boy and we said the Pledge of Allegiance,” Jason told CBS 46.
“Me and him got called KKK, Nazi, and we just kept on getting bullied that whole day. Teacher said that she’ll never stand for the Pledge of Allegiance and that, if she did stand for the Pledge of Allegiance, then she wouldn’t really mean it.”
Jason’s mother, Lisa Newberry, was understandably upset—she rallied other parents together and has expressed her outrage over this teacher’s response. She stated that it’s an educator’s job to teach students facts, not to force feed them political opinions.
“She made her own poll on paper, passed it out to all her students to see what they thought was right or wrong about taking a knee,” Lisa said. “These are our kids. We should be able to instill our values in them — not her.”
The students caught bullying Newberry have not been disciplined, leading many to suggest that the teacher may have condoned such harassment. The school has refused to offer parents an answer, but the teacher did release a pathetic apology letter in which she half-apologizes, half-justifies her actions.
“I apologize for expressing my views to my students. I recognize that while this was not a one-sided lesson, the topic itself and the expression of my views were not appropriate, my intentions were well-meaning,” the teacher wrote.
Many have already contacted the school administrators and expressed their outrage, and understandably so. Imagine what would happen if a conservative teacher FORCED a student to remove a #BlackLivesMatter sticker from his backpack? He would be reprimanded and FIRED immediately!
Yet every day, liberals get away with brainwashing our students, lying to our children, and destroying our country. When will it end? When will conservatives finally stand up for their country? If we don’t begin to fight this disgusting liberal group-think, it’s only a matter of time before our country is destroyed.