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Welcome back everybody one Nebraska boy is fighting to make sure every student in his state has the opportunity to say the pledge of allegiance.
In school if they want.
And now all -- this twelve year old is teaming up with a state lawmaker to make that happen and Michelle Bernard.
Joins us now good morning and -- When -- tell us what prompted you to.
To want to write a bill to make kids say the pledge of allegiance our kids in your school not saying the pledge of allegiance.
-- -- -- The day it's -- supposed to be a school project up close and I found out about the bill in Taiwan to help.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- And Juli why -- just -- sorry to interrupt why is the pledge of allegiance why is the American flag so important to you.
Well because it's just symbols so that presents all of writes we have.
I think other people and countries -- wish to have that and stuff.
Yes sure of course and so so you're getting a real civics lesson here you testified.
In front of the State's legislature I believe this past week what's it been like working on that where there's some video audio what was that like.
I ask is scary yeah I was kind of nervous about it.
-- Seems like he did a good job.
Andrew is it cool.
To be proud your country and at your age -- one of the other kids think of you in your pride in our pledge of allegiance.
Well I think it is I'm not sure about other kids -- most -- kids -- -- -- proud of me.
My sweet Landry.
I -- a -- on your parade.
But on some lawyers say that it is -- constitutional.
To force kids to say the pledge of allegiance every day because of freedom of speech are -- get past that.
People come from what I have heard.
Saying that about 35 of these states have done this in -- -- opt out option.
So you don't have to play.
They truly depends -- -- that they don't want take kids to stay.
-- don't have asked him.
But you would like to see the -- brought back to public high schools there and -- in Nebraska and -- shell earned.
Courageous young man thanks for being with us this morning.
-- -- -- makes a good job.
All right coming.
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