I don't stand for the pledge of allegiance.
For you non-Americans, the pledge of allegiance is where all students below college/university stand up with their hand on their heart, looking at the American flag while saying "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."
Yes, that is something we actually do in schools.
For those who don't know, the word allegiance means "loyalty or commitment of a subordinate to a superior or of an individual to a group or cause."
Many teachers force you to stand and do this. Students even get in trouble if they don't. They're forced to even if they don't believe in it.
I don't whatsoever, I do not respect a flag because it's my country. It isn't disrespectful to not pledge to a damn flag my loyalty especially when I hate this damn country. The more I learn about our government and America in general the more I hate it.
I mean look at our candidates. Look at who could be our president. I don't like this place. I'd rather give my respect to those who fought for us rather than to a symbol which many people represent with "assholes" and "diabetes" and Walmart and McDonalds and GOING TO WAR WITH OURSELVES.
So no I am not going to pledge allegiance.