You, know I don't know how many times I've put my hand over my heart and recited the Pledge, but it has been a lot of times in many different settings and with many different people. In all that time, I have never seen or heard anybody corrected, much less accused, for saying it wrong or for just standing there respectfully and not saying it at all. Not even a hard glance unless somebody is intentionally being disruptive and disrespectful. I think any teacher that did not immediatley correct a student who disrespected the rights of another student should be fired on the spot.Originally Posted by Caine
One of my more poignant memories was when I was helping with Citizenship classes and attended the swearing in of new citizens coming from all over the world including Buddhists, Taoists, Muslims, Hindus, and who knows what else. Part of the ceremony included them putting their hands over their heart and saying the Pledge loudly and proudly from memory, 'under God' and all. They didn't mind.
Why should you?