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    The Pledge of Allegiance

    As originally written in August, 1892:

    "I pledge allegiance to my Flag and (to*) the Republic for which it stands, one nation, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all." [ * 'to' added in October, 1892. ]

    http://oldtimeislands.org/pledge/pledge.htm

    Does anyone believe that this version infringes on their rights?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Husker in Spokane View Post
    As originally written in August, 1892:

    "I pledge allegiance to my Flag and (to*) the Republic for which it stands, one nation, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all." [ * 'to' added in October, 1892. ]

    http://oldtimeislands.org/pledge/pledge.htm

    Does anyone believe that this version infringes on their rights?
    No. But the emphasis on the flag is unnecessary.

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    Neither version infringes on anyone's rights.

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    I don't mind either version, but I see where this is going. Probably a matter of time before it gets changed. Maybe the ACLU and our current administration will make it a priority.
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    I am going to google this, but before I do I am asking this. Wasnt the Pledge of Allegiance a marketing thing to sell flags when it was conceived?


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    It was written by a Socialist. I don't think we should let our kids say it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by huskernut View Post
    It was written by a Socialist. I don't think we should let our kids say it.
    If it was suggested today it would be called indoctrination.

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    shouldn't be required to recite EVERY SINGLE DAY.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Huskers57 View Post
    shouldn't be required to recite EVERY SINGLE DAY.
    So maybe M-T-Th-F for grade schoolers and just M-W-F for the older kids? (And I think we already give them all Saturday and Sunday off.)

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    I realize that I once again swin against the current on this issue but I see no need for the pledge of allegiance whatsoever.
    “Live a good life. If there are gods and they are just, then they will not care how devout you have been, but will welcome you based on the virtues you have lived by. If there are gods, but unjust, then you should not want to worship them. If there are no gods, then you will be gone, but will have lived a noble life that will live on in the memories of your loved ones.”

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    Quote Originally Posted by Huskers57 View Post
    shouldn't be required to recite EVERY SINGLE DAY.

    Is it a requirement? Can kids just not say it? I don't recall a gun to anyone's head when reciting it. Just sayin
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ogahusker View Post
    Is it a requirement? Can kids just not say it? I don't recall a gun to anyone's head when reciting it. Just sayin
    In some areas yes, and there are people trying to make it a requirement in other areas. Nebraska is.

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    I recite it every time I drive by a chick in a red, white, and blue bikini.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Squatchsker View Post
    I recite it every time I drive by a chick in a red, white, and blue bikini.







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