Man's reaction to Pledge of Allegiance waiver goes viral

A Florida man's reaction to a waiver his niece received at school is gaining a lot of attention. 

Last Thursday, Micah Brienen said his niece brought home a Pledge of Allegiance request for her parents to sign and return. 

The form reads, "I understand my rights as a parent and I request that my child, noted above, be excused from reciting the Pledge of Allegiance. This request includes standing and placing his/her right hand over his/her heart." 

Brienen's sister-in-law wasn't pleased with the form her daughter was given and had the following response in the line that she was supposed to sign. 

"This is the dumbest thing I have ever read and I am so ashamed of this." 

Brienen shared a picture of the paper on Facebook. His post has been shared more than 9,900 times. 

"What is happening to our country?!?" Brienen said. 

Brienen said on Facebook the positive response to his post has been overwhelming. 

"Never in my life have I been more encouraged to be an American citizen and Patriot," he said.  

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