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3 Students Suspended for not Standing for Pledge

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posted on May, 17 2008 @ 01:04 AM
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*Scratches head*

No i don't have dandruff, i'm about the approach the issue from another avenue of thought.

No one asked these kids why they refused to stand, they were kicked out of their school faster than you can say the opening verse of the lord's prayer backwards (if you can).

In fact, no one seems to particularly give a damn why these kids refused to stand.




posted on May, 17 2008 @ 01:06 AM
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By the way, i never said the lord's prayer backwards.

I don't believe in linguistical semantics.



posted on May, 17 2008 @ 02:54 AM
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Originally posted by scorand
reply to post by Zealott
 

the reason its still a free country is because guys like him fought for it..


I think the point is that if we tolerate these types of abuses then it is not a free country anymore. The oath says all enemies foreign and domestic...


if u wernt a perfect german, u'd be in a labor camp


Sounds similar to if you are not a perfect American, you are thrown out of school. Ironic?

[edit on 17-5-2008 by wytworm]



posted on May, 18 2008 @ 02:55 AM
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I just have one question. Why is the pledge equated with thanking vets for their service? There is nothing in there about them.



posted on May, 18 2008 @ 03:08 AM
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good point..



posted on May, 18 2008 @ 03:10 AM
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just a comment made by zelot my point was that it could be a lot worse..



posted on May, 18 2008 @ 03:11 AM
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another very good point.. i think i mentioned that.. to many great threads hard to keep up



posted on May, 18 2008 @ 06:10 AM
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Its a flag lapel pin issue. It is a symbol of 'patriotism' often in the absence of true patriotism. To me true patriotism includes dissent, critical thought, along with the more traditional forms.

To me the pledge or the flag pin as a litmus test for 'patriotism' is really a test for nationalism which has only ever been conflated with patriotism by one or two other countries in the late 1930's. We all know what happened to them!



posted on May, 18 2008 @ 06:41 AM
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the pledge in america reminds me of communist countries where everyone stands and hails the great leader. Nationalism used by governments to make a nice obedient population.



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