Puerto Rican Teen Refuses To Pledge Allegiance To The American Flag
International music acts like Ricky Martin and Calle 13 have thrown their support behind a 15-year-old girl who claims she was chastised by her school for refusing to stand for the Pledge of Allegiance. She should have been.
To start with all of the Americans’ who have been keeping Ricky Martin and Calle 13 (whomever she is) in diamonds all these years should quit buying their records and going to their concerts. I think Ricky Boy owes the country that has made him a zillionare a little allegiance.
Enidris Siurano Rodríguez, a sophomore at Damascus High School in Montgomery County in Maryland, has protested U.S. policy on Puerto Rico since she was in seventh grade by silently sitting during the daily Pledge of Allegiance.
Quoting this little “Puerto Rican Princess”; “I do not agree with the way the United States treats Puerto Rico… I think Puerto Rico has an undemocratic situation, I dislike the idea that a government so far [from the island] tells us what we can and cannot do,” she told the leading Puerto Rican daily newspaper, El Nuevo Día.
I wonder if she has any conception of what the USA gives her little island every year; somewhere in the neighborhood of 2.5 billion. In my estimation; if someone is feeding and clothing you, supporting you so you don’t have to work or have any responsibilities, I think that gives them the right to dictate policies.
She doesn’t have a problem living in the USA and accepting all of the benefits. She has an option just like everyone else that hates the USA; “leave”.