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Should students be forced to stand for the pledge of the allegiance?

  • Yes, they should stand for the pledge! :)

    Yes, students should stand for the pledge, but shouldn't be force to stand. If they don't want to stand well they shouldn't stand. Omg, it's not even that hard to stand! Soldiers left their love ones and the country to fight for us, for freedom and rights for us! They do may sacrafices for us!

  • People should stand for the pledge because

    Not standing for the national anthem is a legal form of peaceful protest, which is a First Amendment right President Obama said Kaeper nick was "exercising his constitutional right to make a statement. I think there's a long history of sports figures doing so." [3] The San Francisco 49 said in a statement, "In respecting such American principles as freedom of religion and freedom of expression, we recognize the right of an individual to choose and participate, or not, in our celebration of the national anthem." [1] A letter signed by 35 US veterans stated that "Far from disrespecting our troops, there is no finer form of appreciation for our sacrifice than for Americans to enthusiastically exercise their freedom of speech

  • This is a respect ordeal

    In my opinion I think that students should be required to stand for the pledge not only as it a symbol of our country and if you are a legal United States citizen you should value your democracy! Some will say this is forced patriotism but it really is not, it is more an act of respect or disrespect for our country and all the things that have come from it. The pledge also respects our flag , our symbol, the image of what we are, and it honors it. It also signifies what America stands for and the goals that it was built on such as, " one nation under god, indivisible with liberty and justice for all."

  • We have the freedom of speech

    There is no law that we must stand for the pledge or the national anthem. It may represent freedom and sacrifice for our country and I get that but in World War 1 and 2 black men fought for rights that they weren't even going to get. Things like these are the reason I would refuse to stand for the pledge because there is no such thing as equal rights in this religious, racist world we live in.

  • Stand...Of course this is the United States .

    Look this is the United States....The flag doesn't represent government
    It represents sacrifice and true freedom, something rapidly becoming extinct, due to liberals and their grand ideas of everyone is right and no one is wrong.....
    If you don't stand for the pledge, please leave and return to your previous Nation.

  • Yes, we should be forced to say the pledge of allegiance

    Yes, we should be forced because it is for our national country. It is very important to our founding fathers. So we can support our american army and presidents. Also our flag is a very important to our country America. It honors the people who died for our country America.

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  • They cant be forced to stand for the Allegiance.

    The first Amendment of America states that people have the rights to speak and practice religion. Some religions such as The Jehovah's Witness religion cant bow or salute flags. If teachers do so such as forcing a student they cant its against the law to do it. That's why students cant be forced to pledge of allegiance.

  • Say no for the pledge!

    We should say no to the pledge because whats the point of standing or kneeling to a country that is unfair and is not treated with the same respect that other people have.I'm just saying that everyone should be getting the same respect but if we don't then whats the point of stand for something that is really unfair and disrespectful.

  • Should not be forced

    What can of pledge FORCES!!!!! People to say it. The USA has a long history with other countries. Thats why people showld not stand like the blame on Iraqu did they even have prove or the land being taken from Mexico just because the USA wanted to expand from coast to coas whats the point of expanding from coast to caost the USA will still be powerfull. What kind of country wants to be big just to show power the USA is at risk anyway. The USA has bin included in so many conflicts one day the USA will fall because of so many conflicts

  • America isn’t giving us actual equality

    Many people are treated differently simply because of their color, creed, or even their sexual orientation. All you have to do is look at the statistics. White straight males get more jobs, higher pay, end up with more friends, and are generally happier than others in America. People shouldn’t at the fact that people are kneeling during the pledge for many reasons. There is no actual law that states we must stand for the pledge. Our first amendment gives us the right to not have to stand. Kneeling is simply a peaceful way of protesting. There is no violence being cause while people can still spread their message.

  • We have the freedom of speech

    There is no law that we must stand for the pledge or the national anthem. It may represent freedom and sacrifice for our country and I get that but in World War 1 and 2 black men fought for rights that they weren't even going to get. Things like these are the reason I would refuse to stand for the pledge because there is no such thing as equal rights in this religious, racist world we live in.

  • Students should not be forced.

    Students have the right to believe what they want, and while teachers may make the case that we are in America getting our education, they can not and should not force students to stand. They can however encourage and educate students to understand and respect the pledge of allegiance each day.

  • We cannot stand for what we do not believe in

    With the current state of the government it's easy to see that the pubic would reject saying a pledge regardless of what the flag could mean, for by its nature, a symbol could mean anything.

    Having to search for a meaning in a symbol degrades what the symbol stands for, and if one has to verify their pledge with religious values or to honor soldiers instead of declaring that one is a member of the United States and agreeing to the executive actions of that nation, then the pledge is being held by false vales and it means nothing to the union.

  • No, that would be awful.

    1. A forced allegiance is not a real allegiance. You can say "I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America", but that does not mean you mean it.
    2. Not every student is from the USA. Some people are from Mexico, Spain, Canada, England, Germany, France, Italy, et-cedra. The US might not be their favorite country.

  • Forced patriotism is not real patriotism

    It is really bizarre the way the USA schools have the kids stand and say the pledge of alliegence every day. It is like worshiping a country. They don't have religion in schools yet their follow their flag with cult like enthusiasm.

    Patriotism should come from pride in ones country not from being forced to stand to say the pledge every day. These are kids, they have no say over where they live.


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