AgentDenim wrote:The way I see it, the California court's ruling seems to want to take away every person's free speech - the right to say the plege, and to add "under God" if they so desire. What a double-edged sword this whole mess is. In my humble opinion, this stupid issue should never have made it to the courts. It took one over-educated man with a bug in his ass and an insanely poor sense of timing to ignite the country... Gav, if it's anyone you should be angry at, it's NOT our leaders. This wouldn't be an issue if Mr. Nedow hadn't brought this to court in the first place. This wouldn't be an issue if the 9th Circuit Court knew what it was doing. Fuck Michael Nedow. Fuck the 9th circuit court, and their desire to restrict the same freedom of speech they pretend to uphold.
And may I still pledge my allegiance, and may I please keep my right to say "under God" if I so desire? And may you keep your right to not say it? And may you keep your right to leave the room if you don't want to hear it? This was a simple problem with simple solutions. It should have stayed that way. Out of the courts, out of congress, and in the hands of the people to decide what's best-suited for themselves.
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reinder wrote:What puzzles me most about the Pledge is just that: the fact that kids in schools are expected to recite it every day.
My view as an outsider is that an oath that has to be reaffirmed every day can't possibly be any good. I mean, I have literally never in the nearly 31 years that I've been alive, pledged my allegiance to anything or anyone. Should I ever do so, it would be a momentous event - something that I would do after a lot of thought and that would change my life forever. ... Apparently, American children get to pledge their allegiance to their country as a way of marking the start of another day. That robs the ritual of its meaning as far as I'm concerned.
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