Dekard wrote: »
you apparently didn't read TULKAMIR'S arguments
Joopson wrote: »
So what, I don't stand for the pledge either. It has NOTHING to do with respect. Admittedly, at 10, you usually don't know all that much about the world, or even that you have the option to not stand. If I had known at that age that I didn't need to stand for the pledge, I wouldn't.
"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"
First of all, what is it? Some kind of legal contract so we have to listen to the government? We have the option to not pledge our allegiance to the country, and I always opt out of it.
Second, Our government is most certainly not a republic anymore. It should be, but we drifted to the condemned democracy. So, what exactly does this mean?
Third, I really think we are passed the "Under God" thing, I mean really. Atheists may be a hated group, but we need equality folks. I'm an atheist, and this doesn't offend me, it just irks me.
And of course the Liberty and Justice for all line, which means nothing.
The pledge is a pile of you-know-what, so he has the right to not say it; whether the teachers tells him to or not.
They are called "Unalienable Rights"
Sorry if none of that made sense, I am just a bit put off by Dekard's argument. Because it goes against some of the principles the USA was based on.
Maybe thats just me
oobersli wrote: »
haha, i'm actually from missouri, so i can't be marked as a gaywad hating white prick. Ghandi and MLK never post on this forum, so i don't know if their douches.
but I'm pretty sure MLK didn't fight for black rights by labeling all white people fat redneck crackers.
poop... why so much hate? seems you always post so hateful instead of trying to find a happy medium. life is too short to be angry all the time. nothing positive comes out of going so harsh about your views... even if the opposing side throws some nasty shit, the better person usually prevails.
but if it makes you feel better. go ahead and call me a homophobe,redneck and all that other good stuff. I'm going on vacation.