As a kid, I hated the Pledge of Allegiance. I thought it was an empty gesture and a false disguise at patriotism. The very same can be said about respecting other trite customs.
If Obama is going to recognize trite Japanese customs of bowing, then he could recognize trite American customs of holding his hand over his heart for the pledge. Republicans make an excellent point here about our POTUS which Democrats should acknowledge.
At the same time, their appeal to the Pledge is simply false and appealing to authority, like many of them do with Fox News.
I love how so-called Republicans bring the Pledge into an argument. Blind patriotism for one's country is as destructive as sipping kool-aid with Jim Jones.
The ironic part is that Republicans praise free markets and despise socialism, yet the pledge was written by a socialist. Republicans also argue that liberals propagate our schools, yet failed to recognize history of the pledge.
Last edited by WillRockwell; 11-17-09 at 04:20 PM.
Bowing to an Emperor matters to people, maybe not to those that ignore history...
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