I pledge allegience, to the .... wolfpack?!

Please rise. "I pledge allegiance to the Wolf Pack"—wait, what? An elementary school in Atlanta announced that students and faculty will no longer be reciting the "Pledge of Allegiance" every morning. Instead, they'll be saying something called "The Wolf Pack Chant."

Lara Zelski, principal of the elementary school, said in a news release that "Over the past couple of years it has become increasingly obvious that more and more of our community were choosing to not stand and/or recite the pledge. There are many emotions around this and we want everyone in our school family to start their day in a positive manner."

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The real plot twist here would be if Colin Kaepernick took the job as principal. He is out of a job, after all. That might even be a relief: It would certainly add some clarity to this whole thing. I mean, since when is saying "The Pledge of Allegiance" not a way to start the day in a positive manner? It's about as positive as it gets. It's a way of saying, "I'm grateful to be lucky enough to have been born in this amazing country, a country unlike any other in the existence of man."

Just as baffling, what in the world is "The Wolf Pack Chant"?

"Students will continue to lead the meeting by asking our community to stand to participate in our Wolf Pack Chant together. Students will also be given the opportunity to say the pledge at another point during the school day within their classroom."

The pledge "will focus on students' civic responsibility to their school family, community, country and our global society."

Well, if you're teaching civics, doesn't that include maybe the Pledge of Allegiance, your civic responsibility? To understand the country that you're in? I mean, I would understand it if people were saying, I don't want to pledge to a flag.

I pledge allegiance to the flag and the United States of America. And to the republic for which it stands.

Okay. You're not pledging your loyalty to a flag. You're pledging your loyalty to the republic for which that -- which that flag stands for.

Well, what is the republic? I don't know. We're not teaching it, are we?

The republic is built around the Bill of Rights.

Here's an update. The school decided to do this obviously on their own. Because of the backlash, they have now backed off and said, okay, we're not going to do that. We're still going to start with the Pledge of Allegiance.

The republic is built around the Bill of Rights.

But in the true progressive form, as I did my research on it, I'm looking, what is the wolf pack chant? Where is the wolf pack chant? What is the wolf pack chant?

True progressives. They hadn't written it yet.

Destroy what you have, and then we'll think about what we're going to replace it with.

This article originally appeared on Glenn Beck

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