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Boy Won`t Pledge Allegiance in his Classroom

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Boy Won`t Pledge Allegiance in his Classroom
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An Arkansas 10-year-old says he won`t pledge to the flag until gays and lesbians have equal rights.
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Hits: 14150 | Favorites: 13 | Emailed: 3 | Rating: 2.9 | Category: News & Politics | Date: 11/17/2009
 
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srg-fuery
Female, 18-29, Western US
 23 Posts
Thursday, December 3, 2009 11:25:24 PM
Epic win kid, " I really don't know what a gay wad is, a deregetory name for someone who is a homeosexual" This kid seems pretty smart,I applaud his bravery and sticking up for his rights. :D

unintrasting
Female, 18-29, Eastern US
 1134 Posts
Saturday, November 21, 2009 5:56:40 PM
tails-tails, very well said. =D

unintrasting
Female, 18-29, Eastern US
 1134 Posts
Saturday, November 21, 2009 5:53:58 PM
I didn't even have to look down to know there is gonna be some religious rant on here. No matter how hard you argue people seem to be very stuck on their own beliefs.

tails-tails
Male, 13-17, Eastern US
 122 Posts
Thursday, November 19, 2009 2:49:03 PM
What i do is say

I pledge aliegence to the flag of the untited states of america, and to the republic for whiches stands one nation, under god, in the visable and there is no librity and justice for all. Sorry for the grammar errors XD


xavroche
Male, 30-39, Europe
 814 Posts
Thursday, November 19, 2009 10:57:28 AM
All things aside, just the fact that children are forced to pledge allegiance to anything, even their own country, on a daily basis and at a very young age is in my opinion a very negative thing. I know that when I mindlessly repeated it every morning during elementary and to some extent middle school, I had no real understanding of what I was saying, and I certainly did not have the mental maturity to consent to anything.

Forcing children to say the pledge goes against one of the founding tenets of the US: namely individual freedom. It also goes against the 1st and to some extent 14th amendments.

I find that for a democratic country that was built on dissent it is strange to essentially brainwash us when we are children into mindlessly swearing fealty to our country.

I also find that it defeats the purpose. "Pledging allegiance" should be something that is done at an age where there can actually be implications and meaning to the act. Also it should be done of one's o


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