fusillade762: Some students were outraged by the decision, and one woman said her son stood up in class and recited the pledge anyway.Good for him. Always refreshing when they spout their political indoctrination voluntarily.
EvilEgg: It always amuses me when the "this isn't fascist Russia" types insist on the Pledge.
RedPhoenix122: "I pledge submission, to the manager, of the corporate structure I work for..."
uncoveror: The Pledge is a loyalty oath, and the purpose of those is to weed out the disloyal. It is time to change "One Nation Under God" to "One Nation Under Christ" so moozlim ayrab terrists know we don't mean Allah. When they balk and won't say it, we know we've found one. http://www.uncoveror.com/pledge.htm
brandent: RedPhoenix122: Eddie Adams from Torrance: Look libtard, if it weren't for patriotic American kids reciting the pledge, we'd all be speaking Cuban right now.Hah. Funny thing, I was the one of 2 people in my class that were Jehovah's Witnesses, and had to sit the pledge out./Oddly enough, I ended up saying it in 2004 to swear into the military.No such thing exists. You do not pledge allegiance to the flag to join the military. Did you even pay any attention to the words of the oath that you took?
generallyso: Why do we force children to make daily pledges of fealty they don't understand?
dennysgod: Some students were outraged by the decision, and one woman said her son stood up in class and recited the pledge anyway.Such blind devotion, I've never understood these people and never will.
RedPhoenix122: How long until someone tries to co-opt this into "Obama's idea for the pledge of allegiance."
infinitydreamer: The other day my 6 year old came home and told me that he thinks it's weird to talk about god in school. When they make him recite the pledge he's chosen instead to say, "one nation, under donuts, with liberty and donuts for all."It was one of those moments where I knew that I probably ought to give him some sort of lecture about being patriotic, but instead I told him I was proud that he took a stand for something he believes in instead of doing something simply because someone in a position of power said he should./css//wishes for a world with donuts for all
Southern100: Millions of immigrants are more than happy to swear allegiance to this country when they get their citizenship, and are willing to do almost whatever it takes to get the privilege to make that oath. Yet we have people BORN in this country who are willing to do almost whatever it takes to not only get out of the oath, but to prevent others from saying it even when they want to.I shouldn't be surprised. I always am, but I shouldn't be.
eatin' fetus: Perot lost a long time ago due to having thin convictions that played the centrists perfectly, yet of course failed to gain votes.
generallyso: Why do we force children to make daily pledges of fealty they don't understand? It's creepy and disturbing like something out of a communist dictatorship except I've never heard of one doing that.
Mr. Eugenides: ArcadianRefugee: Where's Perot?A third party is needed, not a cult of personality. It needs to be founded on a set of principles and guided by them not the whims of any one person no matter how well intentioned.
Lady Indica: Having children mindlessly recite a loyalty oath is farking creepy with or without the god part.
ArcadianRefugee: Where's Perot?
Day_Old_Dutchie: This whole "trying to blame things on the shutdown to score some points" thing is really getting far too silly.
Podmore: So what actual point was that teacher trying to make, anyway?
NewportBarGuy: RedPhoenix122: How long until someone tries to co-opt this into "Obama's idea for the pledge of allegiance."January 20, 2009.
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