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Saturday, November 21, 2009

Pledge of Allegiance

Why I don't say "The Pledge."
Francis Bellamy wanted students to say the pledge on Columbus Day in 1892. This day celebrated the 400th anniversary of Christopher Columbus. Bellamy mailed copies of the Pledge of Allegiance to schools around the country. As Socratic thinking has taught us:
Columbus killed my ancestors (and modeled to interact with Indigenous People)
The Pledge was written in his honor
Therefore I don't say the Pledge

Then there are some other reasons:
The Right to Remain Silent
ACLU says it is freedom of speech
Religious beliefs
Refusal to Pledge Allegiance Lands Lawyer in Jail
Family in Acton sues to not say the Pledge while the article is short, many of the comments are  right on target