I'm going to take a small little piece of what people are saying about "indoctrination" and disagree. I do not think that there is anything wrong with national indoctrination. Kids should love their country and it should be taught from an early age to understand what the pledge of allegiance stands for. A country is only as strong as the people who love it. I do not see a problem with the government be it republican or democrat having policies where people are taught the pledge of allegiance. I do not think it should be forced but the government should at least make an effort to start kids early on it. Force nobody to take the pledge but at least have it as a policy.
For some reason I'm just more comfortable with having the pledge of allegiance in front of every court house than the 10 commandments. Or make people recite the bill of rights. Or some other founding document.
Oh God. I just had an AMERICA **** YEAH!!!! moment.