Chelsea Stanton, a teen atheist out of New Jersey, is shaping up to be the next Jessica AhlquistÂ—who is an inspiration for young free thinkers all over the nation. The Collingswood High School senior has been repeatedly punished for refusing to stand and recite the Pledge of Allegiance. She is a winner who wouldn't back down when those so-called authority tried to proverbially smack her down.
Chelsea Stanton objects to the obvious phrase "one nation under god," which wasn't originally in the pledge of allegiance until the 1950s. The phrase is a direct violation of the separation of church and state, so there's no question as to why this young girl was victorious against her school. She did some research and also found that it was ruled in the 1970s unconstitutional to require students to participate in standing and reciting the pledge.
Because of this young girl's intelligence and tenacity she is no longer being required by the Collingswood High School to participate. To be perfectly honest, the teen atheist should sue the school in civil court for forcing her to do so even though there has been a law against such behavior for over 30 years. She has been punished unfairly and treated like an outcast when the fact of the matter is that she is obviously more patriotic than these numbskulls who run her school.
Chelsea Stanton deserves mad respect and as many kudos as Jessica Ahlquist has received for suing her school for displaying a prayer banner. The United States is a secular nation and it's about time that the youth in these modern times put their feet down and demand that their educational institutions follow the law. Period!
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