Hillary Clinton praises child who knelt during Pledge Of Allegiance

By Molly Prince

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton applauded a child Wednesday for refusing to stand for the Pledge of Allegiance during class.

“It takes courage to exercise your right to protest injustice, especially when you’re 11!” Clinton tweeted. “Keep up the good work Mariana.”

Clinton was referring to Mariana Taylor, 11, who was reprimanded by her Catonsville Middle School teacher in Maryland for protesting racial injustice by kneeling for the pledge. Taylor said she was inspired by Colin Kaepernick after his protest during NFL games gained worldwide attention.

“I decided to kneel for the school pledge and when I did so, my teacher, she came up to me and she told me that, well, she basically implied that I was disrespecting the country,” said Taylor. “Legally, this is not in her rights as a teacher to speak to a student like this.”

The ACLU subsequently got involved in the incident, arguing that students and teachers do not lose their freedom of speech whether or not they are at school.

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4 thoughts on “Hillary Clinton praises child who knelt during Pledge Of Allegiance

  1. You cannot hope to protest racial injustice by allowing yourself to be a dunce for the people creating it. But then most of the people engaging in this behavior are doing so just to draw attention to themselves.

  2. Standing for the flag has nothing to do with racial injustice. It has to do with pride for our Country.
    HILLARY NEVER HAD PRIDE FOR HER COUNTRY ONLY HERSELF. Anybody that kneels for the flag should be reprimanded. You’re a disgrace to your Country and if you don’t like it, leave.

  3. Mariana Taylor, maybe she should take a trip to the Countries that also hate our
    Flag & Country ……………..she’ll fit right in, but she will not like it……………….

    Enjoy your freedom ( Disrespect) many have died so you can …..Shameful.

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