Would a letter to the president help this unconstitutional pledge of allegiance? Maybe yes maybe no? If enough people write about it?
Actually, I really don't care, I want to get my opinion out there and let people know how I feel about this situation.
Here's my opinion:
Even if the pledge is taken out of schools, I'll stand up and do it. I don't care, kick me out of school. I'll still do it. I know a few people at school that actually will back me up. Teachers included. If people are faithful in God then they will/should do ANYTHING it takes to keep the pledge in our schools. I've heard of companies that do the pledge. There are people at school that don't believe in God or any religion and they just don't stand up during the pledge or they just don't say "under God." Why can't those people just give kids in schools the choice of saying the pledge or saying "under God" ???? It's not that hard of a problem to fix. That guy says he is an american. I he a proud american? If you're an american you already know that we are a free country, free religion. You're going against your countries back by saying that the pledge is unconstitutional.
That person is unconstitutional. He's stabbing his country in the back.
What's your opinion? How do you feel?
Last edit by kristi915 on Jun 27, '02
Jun 27, '02
Hi Kristi...Thank you for sharing your feelings here. I agree with you that those who do not wish to recite the Pledge of Allegiance should remain quiet while those who choose to...CAN. We can't hush every single word or phrase that is publicly spoken to accomodate EVERYONE...for pete's sake.
That same parent who doesn't want his children saying anything with God's name in it, must have more serious issues than we will ever learn about. I wonder if he allows his children to use profanity, curse God's name, watch 'R' rated movies or whatever they want to watch on television that comes with no high moral standards whatsoever? I wonder what kind of 'healthy' fatherly interaction he has with his children BEHIND THE PUBLIC VIEW? People who complain about the simplest of things are usually nitpicky in many other areas of their life, and simply need to have attention drawn to them...low self-esteem, bruised ego, anger towards something that happened in their life, so they blame the bad things on God therefore turn a deaf ear to even hearing His name...in any format. Are his children allowed to worship freely in this country? Is he programming them to believe the way he wants them to, or are they allowed to learn about all religions and cultures so they can feel strong as individuals in their decision making as they grow up. I pity that man's children since they obviously have this negative influence enforced on them by their so called father. A true parent would NOT curse that which is not of their liking to their children, but would allow their children to find out on their own through teaching and learning of those things. Afterall...what is he afraid of...that his children may turn on him because they don't accept his train of thought, or that he might really feel a tugging of The Holy Spirit in his own life, but damned if he gives in to it??? JUST POSING THESE THOUGHTS for us to ponder in hopes that they will cause us to think about why certain individuals are so hung up on a word, when that word gives honor to GOD...our Creator...whether we elect to accept Hiim in that position or not!
Last edit by live4today on Jun 27, '02
Jun 27, '02
"...those who do not wish to recite the Pledge of Allegiance should remain quiet...That same parent who doesn't want his children saying anything with God's name in it, must have more serious issues than we will ever learn about. I wonder if he allows his children to use profanity, curse God's name, watch 'R' rated movies or whatever they want to watch on television that comes with no high moral standards whatsoever? "
Cheerfuldoer, I respect you. I have read a lot of your posts on this board and a lot of them make sense to me. This one does not. Just because a person does not agree DOES NOT mean they should remain quiet. As I have said before, I don't think this should have happened but just because it did does not give anyone the right to further infringe upon someone's rights. I think that kristi's point about continuing to say the pledge is an excellent point, THAT is the way to go about this, not by saying "You have taken my rights and therefore I can now take yours." And a belief in god is NOT a prerequisite to "high moral standards"...not even close. Right and wrong still clearly exist to us who live a life without a god, and it is foolish to assume otherwise. I realize that a lot of you are very angry about what has happened, and I feel for all of you. It should not have happened and I will fight as hard for your right to say what you believe as I will for MY RIGHT. Protest needs to be more of a priority here than rhetoric...there is no time for us to be divided and that is exactly what your words do, is divide the issue into "us and them." The entire non-Christian world is not attacking you, and if you all feel that your rights are being stepped on (which, in this case, they definately are, making me question whether this will even be permanant) then do what they have done and PROTEST IT.
Jun 27, '02
I also like Kristi's idea.
Renee, I took exception to the notion that this man is brainwashing his kids by forcing them to not believe in God, like this is somehow different from what Christians do with their kids. All parents give their kids values and beliefs.
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