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Thread: Is Sarah Palin's use of the American flag a breach of federal law?

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    Re: Is Sarah Palin's use of the American flag a breach of federal law?

    Quote Originally Posted by marduc View Post
    I would much rather my loyalty to my country be directly through my thoughts, feelings and actions than to present it in some pledge that portions thereof would ultimately would feel dishonest to me (and I did not open this can of worms the last post, but the pledge is just another bit of symbolism anyhow).
    Again, it's unfortunate that you feel that saying the Pledge would be dishonest for you. I can see how this would put you in a predicament. But you're out of luck, the Pledge is what it is and not another thing. If you want to alter or truncate the Pledge you no longer have the Pledge.
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    Re: Is Sarah Palin's use of the American flag a breach of federal law?

    Quote Originally Posted by BDBoop View Post
    I don't believe it was irreverence - your belief system does not match hers.
    This is not a question of rights, it is a question of morality. She is within her rights to say anything she likes and pretend it is the Pledge. That doesn't make it morally acceptable.

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    Re: Is Sarah Palin's use of the American flag a breach of federal law?

    Quote Originally Posted by Guy Incognito View Post
    Again, it's unfortunate that you feel that saying the Pledge would be dishonest. I can see how this would put you in a predicament. But you're out of luck, the Pledge is what it is and not another thing. If you want to alter or truncate the Pledge you no longer have the Pledge.
    I do not need congress to tell me how to pledge allegiance to this country. It would not be the first, nor the last time that I was not in lockstep agreement with them, they routinely do things I do not agree with. Anyhow, thoughts, feelings and actions are what counts in my view, not some symbolic protocol and ritual. If I say a truncated pledge that has meaning to me personally, and reinforces my feelings of pride to be an American, and for my country, then that is what I will do.
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    Re: Is Sarah Palin's use of the American flag a breach of federal law?

    Quote Originally Posted by Guy Incognito View Post
    This is not a question of rights, it is a question of morality. She is within her rights to say anything she likes and pretend it is the Pledge. That doesn't make it morally acceptable.
    The pledge has nothing to do with morals.
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    Re: Is Sarah Palin's use of the American flag a breach of federal law?

    Quote Originally Posted by marduc View Post
    I do not need congress to tell me how to pledge allegiance to this country.
    Maybe not, but you do need them to tell you how to make the Pledge of Allegiance.

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    Re: Is Sarah Palin's use of the American flag a breach of federal law?

    Quote Originally Posted by tessaesque View Post
    The pledge has nothing to do with morals.
    I'm sorry you feel that way.

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    Re: Is Sarah Palin's use of the American flag a breach of federal law?

    Quote Originally Posted by Guy Incognito View Post
    Maybe not, but you do need them to tell you how to make the Pledge of Allegiance.
    Here let me make this clear.. I pledge allegiance to the United States of America. it is not "THE" Pledge of Allegiance, but it is a pledge of allegiance and it is sincere, heartfelt, and has significant personal meaning, whereas the official one verbatim would not be.
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    Re: Is Sarah Palin's use of the American flag a breach of federal law?

    Quote Originally Posted by marduc View Post
    Here let me make this clear.. I pledge allegiance to the United States of America. it is not "THE" Pledge of Allegiance, but it is a pledge of allegiance and it is sincere, heartfelt, and has significant personal meaning, whereas the official one verbatim would not be.
    Sure, I would agree that it is a pledge of allegiance. I feel for you marduc. I despise the words "under God" in the Pledge, it makes me sick that the Pledge cannot be said in good conscience by patriotic atheists such as yourself. I have been very vocal about this in the past, thank you for reminding me how important it is.
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    Re: Is Sarah Palin's use of the American flag a breach of federal law?

    Quote Originally Posted by Guy Incognito View Post
    Sure, I would agree that it is a pledge of allegiance. I feel for you marduc. I despise the words "under God" in the Pledge, it makes me sick the the Pledge cannot be said in good conscience by patriotic atheists such as yourself.
    Why can't he just revert to saying it as it was written?

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    Re: Is Sarah Palin's use of the American flag a breach of federal law?

    Did Obama have a campaign commercial that scribbled graffiti all over the flag?

    Flag-regulation dictates you can depict it's pattern or colors *respectfully* in a variety of ways.

    You can also burn a flag *respectfully* as well like our family did over the weekend so we could retire an old flag and hang a new one.
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