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« on: January 15, 2013, 03:33:28 PM »

I keep seeing people on facebook complaining that kids don't have to say the Pledge of Allegiance anymore at school.

That's not true is it? Huh
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« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2013, 03:37:18 PM »

I don't think some schools do I know that some school allow students to not say it
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« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2013, 04:27:58 PM »

Kids can come to appreciate their country via the study of its history and/or the study of comparative politics, a field where one gets to see the relative strength of American political institutions.

A Nazi-like pledging ceremony isn't necessary and in my view is distasteful.
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« Reply #3 on: January 15, 2013, 04:34:38 PM »

We said the pledge, and sung My Country 'tis of Thee also in my first three years of school, and I was born in the 80's, so I'm not that old.
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« Reply #5 on: January 16, 2013, 07:45:39 AM »

just a thought as a non-american

isn't pledging allegiance every day kind of a communist trait?

if you are truly free why do you need to make a pledge daily?

why not just live
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« Reply #6 on: January 16, 2013, 07:55:51 AM »

I keep seeing people on facebook complaining that kids don't have to say the Pledge of Allegiance anymore at school.

That's not true is it? Huh

kids aren't forced to say the pledge of allegiance. It's true.
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« Reply #7 on: January 16, 2013, 08:28:50 AM »

 It's not like you can force the little demons to recite it at gunpoint, but it would be nice if more of them said it out of gratitude.
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« Reply #8 on: January 16, 2013, 08:58:07 AM »

I don't see the point of being forced to say the pledge of allegiance every morning.  The concept is kind of antithetical to the idea of freedom of choice and smells of government indoctrination. It would also be insincere. And it has nothing to do with education. That being said, I personally have no problem saying the pledge myself.
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« Reply #9 on: January 16, 2013, 09:39:26 AM »




Fucking shape shifting reptilian scum, he forgot which side his heart was supposed to be on!
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« Reply #10 on: January 16, 2013, 10:53:25 AM »




The Pledge of Allegiance was written by a Socialist, Francis Bellamy, for the 1892 World`s Fair in the Youth`s Companion ( I have an original copy of it).  The original salute was the same as the Nazi salute.  Also, it did not contain any religious references whatsoever and was written not just for the United States.
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« Reply #11 on: January 16, 2013, 10:54:44 AM »

Here is the text of the original pledge.

I pledge allegiance to my Flag and the Republic for which it stands, one nation indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.
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« Reply #12 on: January 16, 2013, 11:07:14 AM »

Fucking shape shifting reptilian scum, he forgot which side his heart was supposed to be on!


Or, he forgot he had one!
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« Reply #13 on: January 16, 2013, 12:09:46 PM »

Ahh, okay...

I don't know if I have an opinion either way. 



It's not the Pledge, but the 'anything goes'/'tolerate everything' of today that irritates me.

We all need a good dose of the 1950's.
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« Reply #14 on: January 16, 2013, 12:22:00 PM »

Ahh, okay...

I don't know if I have an opinion either way. 



It's not the Pledge, but the 'anything goes'/'tolerate everything' of today that irritates me.

We all need a good dose of the 1950's. 1850s.
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