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    Re: Child escorted out of class by police for sitting during the pledge, mother outra

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    Re: Child escorted out of class by police for sitting during the pledge, mother outra

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    Reciting the pledge is a tool to facilitate socializing into American culture.
    Saying the Pledge of Allegiance does nothing to help one assimilate into American culture.
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    Re: Child escorted out of class by police for sitting during the pledge, mother outra

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    I don't think any kid should be forced to say the pledge but they should at least stand and be quiet..........

    I went to a private school and I can remember one of the first things they taught us was the pledge and why we said it....I don't understand why any true American would have a problem with it........
    When I was coming up, they never told you why you had to say it, just say it. In kindergarten, they taught us the ABC's and how to write our names, and mostly games to play and songs to sing. In fact, I never did hear why it was required. It would have been nice to hear the Red Skelton sound byte of why it was forced down our throats, but I now get the sense, that the teachers didn't know why, either. "Just do it, because we said so."

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    Re: Child escorted out of class by police for sitting during the pledge, mother outra

    Quote Originally Posted by bicycleman View Post
    When I was coming up, they never told you why you had to say it, just say it. In kindergarten, they taught us the ABC's and how to write our names, and mostly games to play and songs to sing. In fact, I never did hear why it was required. It would have been nice to hear the Red Skelton sound byte of why it was forced down our throats, but I now get the sense, that the teachers didn't know why, either. "Just do it, because we said so."
    I had the same experience. We were told why we had to say our morning prayers, but not the pledge. We just said it and went on with our day. Looking back at it now I don't think any student really understood why we had to say it.

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    Re: Child escorted out of class by police for sitting during the pledge, mother outra

    i never stand ANYWAYS. i dont believe in standing for it anymore.
    It's not rape if you scream "SURPRISE" first.

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    Re: Child escorted out of class by police for sitting during the pledge, mother outra

    Role modeling isn't forceful. It attracts and inspires younger people to make active choices which mimic the source of their inspiration. If a teacher is telling someone to recite the pledge or face consequences, that is blatantly authoritarianism and militarism in the education system.

    Role modeling would be explaining why you love reciting the pledge, and letting children decide for themselves if they agree with your views or not.

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    Re: Child escorted out of class by police for sitting during the pledge, mother outra

    Quote Originally Posted by Orion View Post
    Role modeling isn't forceful. It attracts and inspires younger people to make active choices which mimic the source of their inspiration. If a teacher is telling someone to recite the pledge or face consequences, that is blatantly authoritarianism and militarism in the education system.

    Role modeling would be explaining why you love reciting the pledge, and letting children decide for themselves if they agree with your views or not.
    Or even better, giving them a history lesson before holding an optional recitation of such.
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    Re: Child escorted out of class by police for sitting during the pledge, mother outra

    Quote Originally Posted by Orion View Post
    Role modeling isn't forceful. It attracts and inspires younger people to make active choices which mimic the source of their inspiration. If a teacher is telling someone to recite the pledge or face consequences, that is blatantly authoritarianism and militarism in the education system.

    Role modeling would be explaining why you love reciting the pledge, and letting children decide for themselves if they agree with your views or not.
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    Re: Child escorted out of class by police for sitting during the pledge, mother outra

    I knew what I was standing for and was proud to do so........I even said "Under God" which Liberals seem to hate today.......
    "God Bless Our Troops in Harms Way."

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    Re: Child escorted out of class by police for sitting during the pledge, mother outra

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    I knew what I was standing for and was proud to do so........
    Good for you.

    I even said "Under God" which Liberals seem to hate today.......
    Some PEOPLE don't like it. I know I didn't, it was silly. Like saying "under leprechauns". Doesn't make sense.

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