Hmmm... I wasn't aware anyone could MAKE me recite that 19th century pinko's pledge to the flag here in the United States of America.What part of pledging one's allegiance to their homeland, the people therein, the flag thereof, and the government within, is "socialist?"
I agree with the above three posters. If you don't like it, there are over one hundred fifty nations where you do NOT have to pledge allegiance. I'm sure you're welcome there.
+1yep, sip..... BURP! i agree with clyde and cpw, i think we should all pledge allegiance, and really mean it, might reduce the trivial politics a little, and as long as i'm not offended by what my country and my flag represent, i will remain loyal.
See how it feels to be singled out because of one belief that you have and being called a socialist? Maybe folks around here shouldn't trample on people's opinion by referring to them as "socialist" or "traitors".OMG, you're RIGHT!!! I never even REALIZED that my minor syntactical error would reveal my UTTERLY SOCIALIST NATURE!!! thank you SO much for pointing out my communist tendency that has been ingrained in my from my youth to such a HAZARDOUS and TYRANNICAL icon of America.
And you have a chance to do that. If you vote for Ron Paul this election you will restore this Constitutional Republic. If you vote to keep the mainstream in power, you will slowly be chipping away at the principles this country was founded on.I would tell you to take a hike while the rest of us work to maintain and improve our system.