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The Pledge of Allegiance

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Ghost of Gramps, Jan 4, 2009.

  1. Ghost of Gramps

    Ghost of Gramps Journeyman
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  2. Viper09

    Viper09 Grand Poobah
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    Which part didn't ye know?
  3. I'd guess the "Under God" addition that came much later. I didn't know the whole "Under God" addition was spearheaded by the Knights of Columbus, though.

    Ever since I was about, oh, 11ish, I stopped reciting the Pledge of Allegiance (though I did stand respectfully). I've always been a bit of a rebel, and while I enjoy living in this country, I don't feel the country itself (nor its flag) should be subject to a pledge of allegiance engrained into children too young to understand what they're pledging. Perhaps I was just a dumb kid, but until then it was just a thing you mouthed out in a drone at the beginning of class - a ritual, not a solumn vow, as it should be.

    Better no pledge at all until the full extent of what is being pledged is understood by those stating it, in my humble opinion.