I hate the Pledge of Allegiance. The entire idea of it sounds like some McCarthyism bullshit.
You know, I would say we get rid of the whole Pledge of Allegiance if it wasn’t for the fact that it has been around in America forever…oh wait. That’s right. No it fucking hasn’t! The Pledge of Allegiance began in 1892 and changed in the 1950s for one addition – Under God. Violating the separation clause, we fucking put that in there.
God isn’t real, you dumbasses. If he is, he isn’t the Bible God or the Muslim God. Anywhere that there is Christianity or Islam, there is a shitty ass society. Look at the Bible belt vs. every other part of the country.
The Pledge hasn’t even been around for 200 years and it started in a time of insanity and paranoia.
You think the Pledge is good? Let’s look at it:
I pledge allegiance (meaning you swear that no matter what the country does, you’ll be loyal to it) to the Flag of the United States of America, and to the Republic for which it stands, one Nation (what about 50 states?) under God, (Separation of church and state violated) indivisible, (except for the Civil War and 2 party system) with liberty and justice for all (except Native Americans, gay people, black people)
No thanks. I’m not saying the thing and I’m not making my kids say it. I don’t have a loyalty to anything except the human race, morality, honesty and the person whom I want to be. I don’t need a GOD to condemn me to hell so I am a good person. And if my country goes to war with another innocent Arab nation, I’m moving.
Even though no one technically has to say the pledge, kids who do not are ostracized, sometimes verbally, by staff and students of the school. They’re made to feel like the reject. And why? Because they didn’t do like the Nazi Germany kids and swear oath to a fucking nation?
Fuck that. We need to teach people to be independent thinkers and not sheep.