Our country our policy, if your in america and you don't believe in the Pledge then reevaluate, or move somewhere else. Respect the fallen soldiers, the founding fathers, and all the other people who made this country. If you don't believe in God the mouth over it but you should at least have the decency to respect our country
Admiration for the United States is not a religion, therefore their religious rights would not be violated through having to do such a thing. If someone despise the United States so much, he or she should not live in the United States. Such a thing is hypocritical, to rant against the United States while living in this country and enjoying it's high standard of living compared to most other nations. Of course, I say all this assuming that this refers to American kids standing for the American Pledge of Allegiance.
Imagine a country playing its national pledge and no one is standing for the respect of nations pledge, children's are the future of nation and if those little are taught to disrespect their pledge from the beginning. There future seems to be in dark, they will never stand one. Unity is nation's strength. Pledge teaches to be proud of what we've got. Pledge teaches us to respect other,
i request you to read this pledge
India is my country and all Indians are my brothers and sisters.
I love my country and I am proud of its rich and varied heritage.
I shall always strive to be worthy of it.
I shall give my parents, teachers and all elders respect and treat everyone with courtesy.
To my country and my people, I pledge my devotion. In their well-being and prosperity alone lies my happiness.
I hope it has cleared opinion
I say yes stand to show your respect for those who fought for our freedom but no for being forced to say it since other countries have had pledges of allegiances which is saying that you will stand for your country no matter what but that can lead to bad things happening also the Under god phrase should not because of religous reasons
The point of the pledge is to reinforce the freedoms that America stands for and one of those freedoms is the freedom of expression which means that noone should be forced to do something they don't believe especially when it comes to government and religion,Teachers easily have other ways to reinforce those American values.
The nation will pay for all the Jews we deported back to Nazi Germany when they were begging to be let in.
The nation will pay for their sick obsession with the out of touch royalty that shouldn't have even the least bit of relevance to Canadian politics and their horrendous documentaries of an old hag in 3D.
The nation will pay for pretending to conserve and care for our wild life while we continue to murder seals, (Because according to these backwards savages, those seals are a bigger problem to the fish population than our excessive fishing and use of sea trawlers.) our oil sands in the west, our entire history that's based off skinning animals, and our continued support of Chinese fur trade even after the European Commission (EUROPEAN COMMISSION, NOT PETA) wanted a ban on Chinese faux fur and fur because it utilized domesticated animals and because they didn't even have the decency to be honest that the faux fur was actually fur.
The nation will pay for all the natives that literally had their cultural identity beaten from them by those upstanding religious figures. (Beating people into thinking like you - Morality)
The nation will pay for all those obnoxious 'patriots' that sent a principle death threats causing him to quit his job because he stopped playing the national anthem.
That the nation will pay for how we treated french minorities like dirt and then compared them to being mentally deficient simply because they had the nerve to have a french accent in a bilingual nation.
But lets go back to that second last part, shall we? A principle decides to stop playing a national anthem, and this is how grown ups act. They send the man death threats and they freak out like a bunch of petulant children. This is all it takes to offend those tough Canadians. A principle choosing not to play the national anthem. I don't care what symbolism someone think it holds, at the end of the day it's nothing but a song and if we look at the bigger picture that's all it's ever going to be; a song no matter how much subjective value we give it.
You want to know what offends me? That these 'civilized' people act like this over such a petty matter. You'd think the guy was a Nazi or something with how he was treated. These people aren't patriots, nor are they good people. They're nothing but sycophants, and bullies that beat up anyone that doesn't conform to their superficial garbage. And really, they all have a lot of nerve in demanding me to pledge to the flag after how they act. And as usual after they calmed a bit what did these spoil brats have for an argument? Oh, you know, the typical privileged nonsense you'd expect from a child:
WHAT ABOUT THE POOR MAJORITY :<. THEY SHOULD ALWAYS GET THERE WAY, ALWAYS :<.
If someone wants to not take part in the pledge they have the right to do so under the constitution. Also the student that isn't taking part in the pledge shouldn't be singled out and criticized for not standing, Basically someone that is not standing is showing that they have freedom and the people who are standing (that don't want to take part, but the are) are showing that they are giving up their rights to what is socially accepted.
Kids. How old are they? They are young;which means they didn't even meet the world and experience. They didn't even think about it. But forcing them to stand for the pledge? I don't think that's right. Its just like this; its like ordering kids to draw in white new paper without their any opinions. Before they organize their point of view and thoughts, we should never force them to stand for the pledge. (Actually its not only about pledge as you know. We should respect their thinking though they are young.)
One of the fundamental ideas of America is to have the freedom to oppose the government. In my class there are kids in the back who don't stand for the pledge. But do you think that forcing them to stand would make them respect this country and the flag? No. It would cause them to feel oppressed, and so they would become resentful, and opposition would ensue. [Freedom Intensifies]
You cant really and truly make someone do something. At my school, we say the pledge during our first period right before the bell rings, and after the pledge we have a moment of silence. Do I think they should be forced? No. For two reasons. Even if we did make them say it, there would be no point, it would only make them less proud. We go on and on about how we are living in the land of the free, and that this is a free country. With that being said, no one should be forced to do anything they don't want to because this is America, even though it is slightly funny and ironic that some may choose not to show love and respect for the country that allows them to make that choice.