They only thing that is worse than know-it-all teenagers who think they know it all, are know-it-all college students who are sure they do. Case in point, the student council at Orange Coast College in California, last week, voted 3-to-1 to eliminate the Pledge of Allegiance from their meetings.
According to news accounts, student Board member Jason Ball, a self proclaimed atheist, called the flag salute" irrelevant to the business of the student government”, and referred to a 2002 Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruling on a possible "church-state conflict." Ball, wearing black boots, a beret and a hammer-and-sickle pin, was quoted as saying, "Nationalism is something that divides people."Isn’t that nice? It is isn’t it? It’s nice that we live in a wealthy superpower where its citizens enjoy freedoms that are assured by a volunteer army. It gives Mr. Ball the luxury to disparage the instrument of his freedom and the time to come up with boneheaded statements like “Nationalism is something that divides people.”
I doubt that if Mr. Ball had grown up in North Korea, he would have had the luxury, or the courage to be a dissenter. North Korea isn’t as kind to it's dissidents.
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