Former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton still can’t seem to come to grips with her 2016 loss to Donald Trump — and often cheers on and endorses radical progressives who fight the president’s winning agenda.
Now comes this development: Clinton reached out to a pre-teen political activist yesterday and praised her for kneeling during the Pledge of Allegiance at her school.
Mariana Taylor of Catonsville Middle School in Catonsville, Maryland, grabbed headlines back in May after she knelt during the pledge in her sixth-grade classroom. Later, at a board meeting, she said her teacher reprimanded her and implied she was disrespecting the country, and that she herself had family members overseas.
It is unclear what the girl was protesting, but she did note in an ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union) of Maryland video, “I wanted to show my teacher that she can’t stop me.”
The young girl’s actions were revived this week when the former secretary of state noticed a video of the student on Twitter.
“It takes courage to exercise your right to protest injustice, especially when you’re 11! Keep up the good work Mariana,” Clinton tweeted.
It takes courage to exercise your right to protest injustice, especially when you’re 11! Keep up the good work Mariana. https://t.co/vnGheuWyJ0
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) August 15, 2018
It’s kind of sad, when you think about it. Shouldn’t any former presidential candidate be proud of this nation and unequivocally respect and deeply love the Pledge of Allegiance? So what’s going on here?
The girl’s confrontation with her teacher earlier this year prompted her parents to contact the American Civil Liberties Union of Maryland, The Washington Times reported, but school officials denied that the girl was reprimanded for her in-class protest.
“We know of no [Baltimore County Public Schools] student who has been reprimanded or punished for nonparticipation in patriotic observances,” they said in a statement to The Washington Post on May 18.
“We fully support students’ rights and encourage student voice as articulated in board policy.”
Here’s what’s clear: This topic of respect for the American flag and our country isn’t going away any time soon.
And those who disrespect the country — such as the anthem kneelers and other protesters in the NFL — have a way of losing support pretty quickly.
"To all the little girls watching…never doubt that you are valuable and powerful & deserving of every chance & opportunity in the world."
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) November 9, 2016
Watch the video, below, on Clinton’s response to the young protester.