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Thread: Should reciting the Pledge of Allegiance be mandatory in public schools?

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    Should reciting the Pledge of Allegiance be mandatory in public schools?

    Some public schools (like mine) still recite the pledge as a class in the mornings. Some do not.

    Should it be mandatory that all public schools recite the Pledge?


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    Re: Should reciting the Pledge of Allegiance be mandatory in public schools?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mellie View Post
    Some public schools (like mine) still recite the pledge as a class in the mornings. Some do not.

    Should it be mandatory that all public schools recite the Pledge?
    Yes, it should be.

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    Re: Should reciting the Pledge of Allegiance be mandatory in public schools?

    Hell No! And if they say it they need to leave the God part out of it.
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    Re: Should reciting the Pledge of Allegiance be mandatory in public schools?

    Silly proposal by definition. Operative word is "mandatory'......




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    Re: Should reciting the Pledge of Allegiance be mandatory in public schools?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kali View Post
    Hell No! And if they say it they need to leave the God part out of it.
    Would you be okay with "under our Creator"?


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    Re: Should reciting the Pledge of Allegiance be mandatory in public schools?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mellie View Post
    Some public schools (like mine) still recite the pledge as a class in the mornings. Some do not.

    Should it be mandatory that all public schools recite the Pledge?
    You can't, and shouldn't try to, force someone to pledge allegiance. The school should do it everyday, but can't force any student to actually say it.

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    Re: Should reciting the Pledge of Allegiance be mandatory in public schools?

    Quote Originally Posted by mac View Post
    You can't, and shouldn't try to, force someone to pledge allegiance. The school should do it everyday, but can't force any student to actually say it.
    I completely agree.


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    Re: Should reciting the Pledge of Allegiance be mandatory in public schools?

    Any country that has to force the young - well, anyone - to pledge allegiance before they can even comprehend what the words mean is not a country I want to be a part of. Pledging allegiance, to anything, should always be a voluntary act. If it's not a voluntary act, then it's a superficial, meaningless waste of breath and to me, a complete dishonor of what this country stands for and all the people who have died defending it. I can't think of a bigger slap in the face to every person who has died for this country than to allow it to become an authoritarian regime that forces its youth to recite an allegiance like drones.

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    Re: Should reciting the Pledge of Allegiance be mandatory in public schools?

    I agree that children need to be taught what it actually MEANS and not just recite it with no understanding.


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    Re: Should reciting the Pledge of Allegiance be mandatory in public schools?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mellie View Post
    I agree that children need to be taught what it actually MEANS and not just recite it with no understanding.
    Doesn't matter if they know what it means or not. The fact that they don't know what it means only adds to the disgrace of actually forcing someone to say it.

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