Friday, November 10, 2006

Freedom of Speech on Campus

Students at Calif. College ban Pledge of Allegiance | US News | "LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Student leaders at a California college have touched off a furor by banning the Pledge of Allegiance at their meetings, saying they see no reason to publicly swear loyalty to God and the U.S. government.

The move by Orange Coast College student trustees, the latest clash over patriotism and religion in American schools, has infuriated some of their classmates -- prompting one young woman to loudly recite the pledge in front of the board on Wednesday night in defiance of the rule.

'America is the one thing I'm passionate about and I can't let them take that away from me,' 18-year-old political science major Christine Zoldos told Reuters."

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