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    Re: The Pledge of Allegiance

    Yes, they should be required to say the pledge of allegiance at:

    -the start of every school year/semester.
    -at any event that the school organizes in honor of certain historical events.

    But no, they shouldn't be forced to say the pledge of allegiance before every class or every day. It is just an overdo. Patriotism is a good thing, but this is not the way to bring it about. This is as someone said, just indoctrination.

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    Re: The Pledge of Allegiance

    I refused in school, it was rarely an issue. I will never partake in this ridiculous ritual of "proving loyalty" but then again, I refuse to participate in nationalism anyway.

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    Re: The Pledge of Allegiance

    No, everyone should be allowed to freeload and attack the nation that protects them and feeds they and their families.

    That is the definition of the devastating failure of multi-culturalism. Your nation becomes filled with people that you wouldn't even want living next door to you.

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    Re: The Pledge of Allegiance

    Quote Originally Posted by Ray410 View Post
    No, everyone should be allowed to freeload and attack the nation that protects them and feeds they and their families.

    That is the definition of the devastating failure of multi-culturalism. Your nation becomes filled with people that you wouldn't even want living next door to you.
    What does that have to do with multiculturalism?

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    Re: The Pledge of Allegiance

    No, because you know that whole freedom of speech thing.
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    Re: The Pledge of Allegiance

    No because of freedom of speech, and indoctrination does not teach our children anything and its kinda a freedom issue.


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    Re: The Pledge of Allegiance

    I think it should be allowed, but not required. I don't think anyone should tell my child what to say in school. That's my job as a parent to teach my kids the right way to think, or be, or to be able to think for themselves. That's why I'm against prayer in schools. Now I am a Christian, don't get me wrong. But if Christian prayers are allowed in school, then all other religions have to be allowed as well, and there are some facets of certain religions that I don't want my child participating in, until they are old enough to make up their own minds. Religion should be taught at home. So does any allegiance that the local school district feels the need to indoctrinate into my child.
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    Re: The Pledge of Allegiance

    Reflexively repeating a slogan without thinking based on childhood indoctrination is the kind of "patriotism" that breeds authoritarians. True patriotism comes not from being coerced or brainwashed into saying you love your country, but choosing it of your own free will. Children should learn to like America because our nation proves itself worthy, not because it is demanded in the classroom.

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    Re: The Pledge of Allegiance

    Absolutely in early formative years. There needs to be an awareness and foundation for having loyalty to your homeland and we should expect that from every child.

    I can remember saying it up until 5th grade. I don't recall ever saying it before class in high school. I'm fine with the way I did it growing up. Were any of you scarred as a youth by it? Unable to break free from the brainwashing of your youth? I think not. You all are overselling this "blind patriotism" crap.
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    Re: The Pledge of Allegiance

    Yes, if freedom and liberty mean nothing anymore.

    No, if freedom and liberty still mean something.

    American principles cannot be forced onto people or they are not American principles. But thanx folks for showing your true colors sieg heil! to all of you idiots that failed history class...

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