A loyal american would protect the flag, not destroy it. Likewise, even our wisest Presidents have sought to justify questionable policies on the basis of patriotism. For me, as for most Americans, patriotism starts as a gut instinct, a loyalty and love for country rooted in my earliest memories.
The framers wanted the people to be able to say whatever they wished, and that is a great thing that is still in tact today. Compare it to other situations where religious avowals were once employed as a pretext for barring atheists from participating in important civic activities.
In spite of this absence of leadership from Washington, I have seen a new generation of Americans begin to take up the call. The anti-Federalists were just as convinced that John Adams was in cahoots with the British and intent on restoring monarchal rule.
I remember listening to my grandmother telling stories about her work on a bomber assembly-line during World War II. The Supreme Court itself has never expressly ruled on the constitutionality of the Pledge practice--although several justices have stated they would find it constitutional.
The odds against them were long and the risks enormous — for even if they survived the battle, any ultimate failure would bring charges of treason, and death by hanging. It is the application of these ideals that separate us from Zimbabwe, where the opposition party and their supporters have been silently hunted, tortured or killed; or Burma, where tens of thousands continue to struggle for basic food and shelter in the wake of a monstrous storm because a military junta fears opening up the country to outsiders; or Iraq, where despite the heroic efforts of our military, and the courage of many ordinary Iraqis, even limited cooperation between various factions remains far too elusive.
Having school officials inform the students that it is perfectly acceptable to omit God from the Pledge accomplishes that purpose. Bush was probably one of the most awful men to grace the Oval Office a disloyal american?
And we should never forget that — especially when we disagree with them; especially when they make us uncomfortable with their words. We should keep filing lawsuits until some court recognizes that by including "under God" in the Pledge the government is endorsing monotheism.
Thomas Jefferson was accused by the Federalists of selling out to the French. Our greatest leaders have always understood this. Plus, because they are barred from participating unless they affirm belief in God, they are stigmatized as unpatriotic individuals who hold views incompatible with pledging allegiance to their country.
That was fun, and you had some really good arguments. That is the liberty we defend — the liberty of each of us to pursue our own dreams. Students who want to obtain the benefit of participating in the Pledge exercise should not be denied this important aspect of their education merely because they cannot honestly affirm there is a God.
And how do we resolve our differences at a time of increasing diversity? Recitation of the Pledge is a solemn ceremony in which students are to affirm, among other things, that this is one nation "under God. The loss of quality civic education from so many of our classrooms has left too many young Americans without the most basic knowledge of who our forefathers are, or what they did, or the significance of the founding documents that bear their names.
So, in conclusion, I feel that flag burning should be perfectly legal, regardless of how inflammatory it may be, as long as it does not infringe on others rights.
You say a "loyal american" would protect our flag, not destroy it, but than would you call someone who feels, as I do, that George W.
And it was the most famous son of Independence, Harry S Truman, who sat in the White House during his final days in office and said in his Farewell Address: All the lawsuits to date have asked the courts to eliminate the phrase "under God" from the Pledge.
The idea of liberty. All I can say is, "Good luck with that. Now, to bring this back to flag burning. We do so in part because we are in the midst of war — more than one and a half million of our finest young men and women have now fought in Iraq and Afghanistan; over 60, have been wounded, and over 4, have been laid to rest.
So let me say at this at outset of my remarks. Undoubtedly, the Pledge is supposed to instill patriotic sentiments.
I feel that flag burning does entail speech in this case, as frustrated citizens are saying what they believe against the government in the form of Debate on being unpatriotic a flag, solely a "symbol" as you put it. Official recognition that saying the Pledge without "under God" is perfectly appropriate should remove some of that stigma.
That could happen, but the situation of nonreligious students will be no worse than it is now. It was how I was raised; it is what propelled me into public service; it is why I am running for President. However, I much more strongly believe in the Constitution, and how our forefathers fought long and hard for our rights, and to have flag burning be illegal would be, to quote Sylvester the Cat, "despicable".
Lindsay Children are back in school and, as part of their daily routine, most of them will be expected to participate in the reciting of the Pledge of Allegiance. No President could ever hope to lead our country, or to sustain the burdens of this office, save the people helped with their support.
How do we ensure that in an increasingly global economy, the winners maintain allegiance to the less fortunate? How do we restore trust in a government that seems increasingly removed from its people and dominated by special interests?Reframing the Debate Over the Pledge of Allegiance: Make God Optional they have the option of standing or sitting at their desks quietly-.
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Burning the flag is simply unpatriotic. A loyal american would protect the flag, not destroy it. The flag is the national symbol of our country. In modern American history, Trump is an unprecedented combination: an unpatriotic hyper-nationalist. In some ways, the debate over whether he’s a Russian agent misses the point.