CHS Student Fights for Right to Sit During Pledge-Your Thoughts?
It's a familiar scene in classrooms across America-students stand each morning to recite the Pledge of Allegiance.
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#1 Jun 11, 2012
No one should be required to stand if it goes against their beliefs no matter how unpopular they may be. The same goes for the old English drinking song we use for our national anthem!
#2 Jun 30, 2012
If you don't like our customs here in the United States, then feel free to leave!
This country was founded on Christian principles, and shouldn't have to change for nobody. I would never go to a foreign country and expect them to bow to my customs or language. Plain and simple.. get out if you don't like it!!!!!
#3 Aug 15, 2012
In what way shape or form does sitting down for one person change anything for you? This is apparently the land of the free and we are thereby allowed freedom of speech and religion, therefor being an atheist myself I am very bothered when a teacher tries to make me stand up and say the pledge of alligence. Why the hell do we need to pledge to our country in th e first place? That's like what hitler did by making everyone say hail hitler before talking to someone! It shows no trust in the people who live in this country. Also just so you know the "under god" part of the pledge of allegiance was adde later by one of our presidents. So it used to be without it and went like that for a long time. It was like that because they believed in freedom of religion! Whoever wrote this is obviously confused on the history of America, so please sir/mam have your facts straight before you go on a rant that makes you oviously look stupid.
#4 Sep 13, 2012
To me, sitting shows disrespect. You don't have to put your hand over your heart or recite the pledge or sing the anthem, but you can't tell me sitting isn't just a big "f your flag/ country". You should at least show some class and be respectful enough to stand and remove your hat. There's plenty of people in society who have family or had family in the services risking their lives and to see someone just be disrespectful like that is highly insulting.
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