A friend emailed me this. With all the hoopla going on today I found it very sobering. I thought I would share.
I suppose I need a question..would being presented with this type of scenario make you feel a little differently about the pledge or the flag?
Or...please just share your thoughts...
Answer by DSamuels at 9:08 PM on Apr. 12, 2011
Answer by GomezMami2908 at 9:01 PM on Apr. 12, 2011
Answer by princessbeth79 at 9:01 PM on Apr. 12, 2011
Answer by annabarred at 9:02 PM on Apr. 12, 2011
First of all, I don't have a problem with the pledge, and even said the 'under God' part for many years even though it was not in the original. I am often surprised at how many conservatives are so adamant about the pledge when it was written by a socialist and pledging allegiance is generally pretty socialist. Second, I support our troops and often stand and applaud them at events. I appreciate anyone who serves our country, and many members of my family are in the military or ex-military.
As long as we're not saluting the flag like they used to, I don't have a problem with reciting the pledge.
Answer by pam19 at 9:11 PM on Apr. 12, 2011
Answer by Anonymous at 10:33 PM on Apr. 12, 2011
Answer by vbruno at 9:00 PM on Apr. 12, 2011
Answer by autodidact at 9:04 PM on Apr. 12, 2011
Answer by autodidact at 9:06 PM on Apr. 12, 2011
If we tread on a person's freedoms, we tread on all of our freedoms. Maybe the non- pledge saying folks have deep convictions re the wording or implication that prevents them from uttering the words. IDK. I doubt many hold much against an injured/disabled service member. It's just not black or white-
Answer by Sisteract at 9:28 PM on Apr. 12, 2011