Only in the Lone Star State.
Students in Texas public schools will be required to recite a pledge of allegiance to the Texas flag beginning in the 2003-2004 school year.
A new Texas law mandates that students recite the Texas pledge after reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the American flag.
The new law will also cut into school district budgets. Every classroom will be required to display the Texas flag.
Here it is:
"Honor the Texas flag, I pledge allegiance to thee, Texas, one and indivisible."
Okay, it's not a whole bunch of words. But did they really need to pass a law requiring students to recite this?