Well, I shall advise you to do what I've advised others. Say slowly and carefully so you fully understand the words: "I am not required to say the Pledge." "It's okay if I don't say the Pledge." "Nobody is making me say the Pledge." Do that several times a day until the light comes on.Originally Posted by Scarecrow Akhbar
How is that? Could I not as easily say that my pursuit of happiness is impeded by not being able to say a Pledge of Allegiance I enjoy saying. Or seeing somebody burn a flag. Or reading the idiocy that you sometimes see on these message boards. Pretty ridiculous that my happiness would hinge on things so shallow, yes? I think you might want to rethink your position on this one.My "pursuit of happiness" is impeded to by the federal requirement that I make a prayer to utter the officially designated Pledge of Allegiance.
P.S. It is not a prayer. It is a recognition of our religious heritage. It's okay. You won't turn into a holy roller by reading it, seeing it, hearing it, or even saying it.
[QUOTE]Okay, repeat after me. A two word statement in a Pledge is not a prayer. I am not hearing a prayer when I hear "under God" in the Pledge. Do this several times a day. You're smart enough. You'll catch on.Originally Posted by AlbqOwl
I don't know where this 'judicial infallability' is coming from. But several in your camp are wanting to say the Pledge is unconstitutional because a wacko judge said it was. So come on. Either the judges get it right or they don't. If one judge says its unconstitutional and the next one says it isn't, then we're in a real pickle aren't we?I did. Everyone else can figure out what the Dred Scott case has to do with your presumption of judicial infallibility, why can't you?
Maybe its a matter of respect, tolerance, common sense, and courtesy. If the vast majority of Americans like the Pledge the way it is, how much does it hurt you angry ones to just do or think of something else in the brief moments it takes to get through it? Would you not expect as much from us if it was a constitutional right that you were excercizing?