A Texas teen was reportedly suspended from school for refusing to stand up and pledge his allegiance to the flag.
Mason Michalec, a sophomore at Needville High School, claims he’s taken a pledge not to say the Pledge.
“I’ve basically said it from the time I was in kindergarten to earlier this year and that’s when I decided I was done saying it,” he told KHOU.
The 15-year-old says he loves his country, but he doesn’t agree with how politicians are running it.
“I’m really tired of our government taking advantage of us,” said Michalec. “I don’t agree with the NSA spying on us. And I don’t agree with any of those Internet laws.”
But his attitude didn’t sit well with his Needville school. He stopped saying the pledge earlier this school year and hasn’t had a problem. But when announcements were moved to a different period on Wednesday, a new teacher spotted him sitting down during the recitation. He also sat down during the Texas Pledge, a special pledge that students in the state make to The Lone Star Flag. She was furious.
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