The rise of leftist indoctrination on college campuses continues to infect the minds of countless young Americans. Far too often, college students are led to believe that socialism is great, conservatives are evil, and U.S. customs are racist. This leads to a snowflake culture where young adults are unequipped to handle the real world and conditioned to censor anything or anyone who dissents from far-leftist dogma.
New reports from Breitbart News confirmed that students at Michigan’s Grand Valley State University voted against continuing to cite the Pledge of Allegiance before student government gatherings. Those against the Pledge claimed that reciting it is somehow an affront to students who aren’t born in America.
Reviewing the Pledge of Allegiance Ban
Earlier this month, 22 Grand Valley State University students voted in favor ending the recital of the Pledge of Allegiance; only ten students voted against the ban. Why the 22 students view the Pledge as offensive to international students escapes all logic and reason.
After all, when people immigrate to America, assimilating to U.S. customs and values is part of the deal; that includes reciting the Pledge of Allegiance. Coming to the United States with the intention of shifting cultural values and norms to fit others just doesn’t make any sense.
The left-wing ideologies which permeate college campuses have a role in this as well; far too often, leftism brainwashes people into believing that patriotism and love for one’s country are wrong. However, despite the vote against the Pledge of Allegiance, some Grand Valley State University students remain committed to fighting this decision and restoring the recital of the Pledge.
Conserving American Values
As the radical left continues to wage war against American values and customs, conserving these traditions has never been more imperative. The Pledge of Allegiance is not evil; neither is loving this country. If the values of this nation are offensive to certain students on college campuses, they shouldn’t be here.
The one silver lining in the situation at Grand Valley State University is that not all students are on board with the decision that was made. Seeing certain students fight the ruling is great; however, it’s troubling that enough folks on campus harbor such negative views about the Pledge of Allegiance, to begin with. Only time will tell whether or not the recital of the Pledge of Allegiance before student government meetings is restored or permanently gone.
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