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skygazer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-26-04 12:19 PM
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13. I don't just object to the "under god"
I object to the idea that in a free country we should be expected to pledge our allegiance at all, particularly to a flag or any other symbol.

An oath of allegiance is something one would expect in a totalitarian regime, not a free society. Why in the world should we need to make public oaths of our fealty?
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  -Responding to Pledge of Allegiance Issue Quixote1818  Sep-25-04 10:11 PM   #0 
  - A little off topic, but...  BrotherBuzz   Sep-25-04 10:31 PM   #1 
  - Good angle and good point...  smirkymonkey   Sep-25-04 10:35 PM   #2 
  - Thanks, I got most of my points from a firing line debate  Quixote1818   Sep-25-04 10:51 PM   #4 
  - I'm really tired of wingnuts "shoving the pledge down my throat"  gumby   Sep-25-04 10:49 PM   #3 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Sep-25-04 11:41 PM   #5 
  - That's fine if that's what you want and it makes you happy.  RFK2   Sep-26-04 12:37 AM   #7 
  - Under God  hobbit709   Sep-26-04 12:15 AM   #6 
  - The Pledge of Allegiance is not at odds with the Establishment  hansberrym   Sep-26-04 12:51 AM   #8 
  - That looks like something from Wall Builders? /  gumby   Sep-26-04 01:32 AM   #10 
  - You make some good points and you could be technically right however  Quixote1818   Sep-26-04 12:10 PM   #11 
  - Some other things to consider  Quixote1818   Sep-26-04 12:47 PM   #15 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Sep-26-04 01:12 AM   #9 
  - I think kids should say the pledge as well but leave out "under god".  Quixote1818   Sep-26-04 12:11 PM   #12 
  - I don't just object to the "under god"  skygazer   Sep-26-04 12:19 PM   #13 
  - Thats a good point. Any government that feels it needs to make it's  Quixote1818   Sep-26-04 12:56 PM   #16 
  - Consistent with conservative ideas  lawladyprof   Sep-26-04 12:45 PM   #14 

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