Really - nationalism?! Let's move to a global society and think in terms of all people and one world. The U.S. could launch this perspective in an effort to embrace world peace. Haven't we evolved enough yet to stop with the I'm better, my country's better ...Blah, blah,blah. If we could truly transcend the pettiness - what this world could do!
All over the country, kids are told to stand up and recite this pledge, some even forced. The problem with this is that in the present day that we live in, 2016, we have so many demographics of people, and this pledge doesn't quite represent the current population and generation. For example, one nation under God doesn't really resonate well for Atheists, or really anyone that doesn't necessarily believe in a deity. This is one example of several that represent why this isn't even about patriotism, it's about the allegiance. It needs revised.
Many countries have some sort of pledge that citizens make in good trust. The Pledge of Allegiance serves that purpose in the United States. In that vein, very few Americans object to it or to saying it. The controversy pertains to the words "under God" which were not original to the pledge. Many believe those words can be offensive and should be removed.
I believe that the Pledge of Allegiance is not an outdated demonstration of patriotism in the USA. For generations we have said the Pledge and taught it to school children. It is recited in schools every day as a reminder to children of patriotism. It is traditional and short and definitely not outdated.
The Pledge of Allegiance is not an outdated demonstration of patriotism. The recitation of this pledge is an important reminder to school children of all the rigths and duties they have as American citizend. It is a good way to start the day, and it is an excellent display of patriotism.
The Pledge of Allegiance is not a good demonstration of patriotism because it is mandatory. Patriotism is a choice to love our country or not. If it is forced, it is just a schoolroom recitation of a motto. There are many better ways to show patriotism than simply speaking to a flag.
Yes the pledge of allegiance is outdated but should not be changed. The star spangled banner is out dated as well but they are both parts of our history and should be kept as such. I seen no problem with the pledge of allegiance and would encourage it to be used in the future.