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Common verbal bonds like the Pledge of Allegiance are eliminated so that objectors in our country do not have to listen to them or feel like their children are being bonded to them.
Originally posted by beezzer
reply to post by Violater1
Just want to add that it's the US Army's birthday today as well.
I know patriotism is a dirty word on ATS to some, but I'd like to salute you, OP, for bringng this up.
Originally posted by Screwed
If Patriotism has become a dirty word then it is for the same reason religion has become a dirty word.
It is because of all of the horrendous acts of violence done in the name of these such belief systems.
What it takes to be considered a "Patriot" these days, I want no part of.
I have already resigned myself to being unpatriotic because that is precisely what I get called for not sharing the same rabid,fevered,non questioning support for our government or its wars as those who are TRUELY patriotic.
Much the same reason I would never identify myself as a Christian.
If you don't dance to EXACTLY the same tune as those who are card carrying,bonified, church sponsored and approved Christians then you are relegated to the term....."so called Christian".
Love my country?
Despise the functionally retarded majority of the population?
How do I feel about the government?
I am no longer at LIBERTY to say because of the passage of the NDAA.
As for the flag?
I believe George Carlin said it best so I'll let it go at that.
" I leave symbols to the symbol minded"
- George Carlin.edit on 14-6-2012 by Screwed because: (no reason given)