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Iowa House Democrats have sent out their legislative newsletter for the beginning of the school year. Here is what Democrat Party Chair and State Rep. Ross Wilburn included in his newsletter, which has been included in other newsletters from other Democrat members of the Iowa House:

Pledge of Allegiance Required: At the start of the new school year, students will be required to recite the pledge of allegiance in grades 1-12 each school day with a flag displayed in each classroom. Per HF 847, a student shall not be compelled against the student’s objections or those of the student’s parent or guardian to recite the pledge. This also follows the U.S. Supreme Court decision, West Virginia State Board of Education v. Barnette, 319 U.S. 624 (1943).”

Read the first two sentences again:

“Students will be required to recite the Pledge of Allegiance in grades 1-12 each school day with a flag displayed in each classroom.”

The very next sentence proves that statement is not true. So Democrats know students are not required to recite the Pledge of Allegiance, but they worded it that way anyway.

“Per HF 847, a student shall not be compelled against the student’s objections or those of the student’s parent or guardian to recite the pledge.”

So no, nobody in the state of Iowa will be required to recite the Pledge of Allegiance in school.

Suggesting otherwise, even when the truth is told one sentence later, is a lie.

Author: Jacob Hall