(untitled). . TEACHER , ill! THE POINT OF RECITING THE ', OF .% tiity'. "I pledge allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America, and to the Republic for which it stands, one Nation under God, indivisible, with liberty  (untitled) TEACHER ill! THE POINT OF RECITING ' % tiity' "I pledge allegiance to the Flag of United States America and Republic for which it stands one Nation under God indivisible with liberty
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> hey anon, wanna give your opinion?
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#1 - worldofwarcraftdog
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"I pledge allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America, and to the Republic for which it stands, one Nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all."

we have to stand and put our hands over our hearts when we say it too.

it sounds pretty creepy even to me, and ive gone through school and said it everyday and all that.
#2 to #1 - anon id: 3be0e9ca
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You're not required to say, but teachers are entirely allowed to give you detention for not doing it.
User avatar #4 to #2 - jaegarbombastic
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I stopped doing it about 8th grade and up.

I felt it was unnecessary.
#9 to #1 - anon id: cc35a97c
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Literally the only other times I've ever heard of a country doing **** like that are Italy under Mussolini and Germany under Hitler. Do any other countries do it in the present day?

Seriously, it's both completely pointless (I wonder how much time it wastes over the years?) and it makes America look creepy.
User avatar #14 to #1 - amegaara
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did you know that a flag maker offered the idea that kids in schools should say the pledge of allegiance just so he can sell more flags?
#15 to #1 - biscuitsunited
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Which flag do you say it under?
#6 to #1 - MrShaggy
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Before civilians had to put their hands over their hearts, the norm was the 'Bellamy Salute'.

The same salute that HItler & the Nazi's did.
User avatar #10 to #1 - wertgf
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You guys actually do this every day? I thought it was some sort of stereotypical joke. Like do you clap afterwards or something?
User avatar #13 to #10 - worldofwarcraftdog
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we literally swear fealty to the flag and america every day.
User avatar #12 to #10 - worldofwarcraftdog
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lol

no, its usually done in the morning right after the first bell so everyone is just saying it monotone and when its done we just sit down and class begins
User avatar #27 to #12 - wertgf
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Still feels weird though. It's kinda creepy.

Here in England we just worship the tea gods hoping for a good harvest every day at 'tea time'.
#7 - widar
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To an outsider like me, that's one of the creepiest things about the US.
User avatar #20 to #7 - WillWalrus
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I live in the US, and I still find it pretty creepy.
User avatar #5 - achphoenix
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because indoctrination
User avatar #3 - epicactual
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When we first take the pledge, we're making an oath, one that means something. Now? the words are hollow, and have no meaning. I don't even recite it anymore
#16 - biscuitsunited
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She deserved it.
#18 to #16 - ijk
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#17 - marikthegunslinger
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I stopped doing it around middle school. It bored me. I don't do things that bore me. And I had more important matters to attend to.
User avatar #21 to #17 - sketchE
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like sitting there quietly for the thirty seconds it takes?
#23 to #21 - marikthegunslinger
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That's thirty seconds ahead of the rest of the students. Unpacked, notepad at the ready, laptop on...
User avatar #24 to #23 - sketchE
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what messed up school do you go to where laptops are allowed?
#25 to #24 - marikthegunslinger
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I needed it for an extracurricular project. So long as I didn't watch porn or get too distracted, I was allowed.
User avatar #26 to #25 - sketchE
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weird. i wasnt allowed to use laptops till college courses and even then most teachers wouldnt let me
#11 - kilotech
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1930s pledge of allegiance
User avatar #22 - oxYKellark
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I always thought it was nice. Kind of like if there was a kid i hated i always thought about it like damn you Jimmy you are such a jerk but at least you are an American.
#19 - homodachi
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it's because in like the 1800s-1900s a company had the thirst to sell flags (but no one really needs to buy flags) so they implemented the idea that schoolchildren pledge to it and boom flags were sold   
plus it used to be they would hold up their right hand (like the Nazis did) and recite it. according to a kickass fact
it's because in like the 1800s-1900s a company had the thirst to sell flags (but no one really needs to buy flags) so they implemented the idea that schoolchildren pledge to it and boom flags were sold
plus it used to be they would hold up their right hand (like the Nazis did) and recite it. according to a kickass fact
User avatar #8 - huehuehuepster
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i find this really terrifying
it's just like terrorists who get indoctrinated by making them say/do stuff over and over again