I never thought about it while I was in school or even until I moved into the international community more, but I never knew almost no other major country in the West has a similar practice. I now see it as oddly militeristc and brain washing, especially for children! I don't think I could go back to seeing it any other way to be hoenst... I always thought the massive amounts of patriotism the US has is unrivaled, but I had no idea how indoctrinated the whole process was.
Plus we won't have all these debates about the 'under god' bit!
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My take one it is: Love my country, want to support it in every way (even with the duffus politicians we have), and saying the pledge and honoring the flag are ways to do it.
For those who don't want to support the US just get the fuck out of here and go back to your previous state of affairs.
English is our language and it should be mandatory to speak it in school.0
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n 1954, at President Dwight D. Eisenhower's urging, the Congress legislated that “under God” be added, making the pledge read: I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America and to the Republic for which it stands, one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.
We know Ike was a very god seeking man.
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