Why I Don't Say the Pledge

August 13, 2010
By Austin Kilgore SILVER, Midlothian, Virginia
Austin Kilgore SILVER, Midlothian, Virginia
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this is why i dont say it....(i pledge allegiance) the whole explanation is why i dont want to say these three words (to the flag of the UNITED states of america) since when were we ever really united? our country is split up in two like 99% of the time and all we do is f***ing argue and im tired of it. im not saying we all have to believe the same thing and i hope we never do i just wish we could agree to disagree and not say that just because you dont believe its "right" that its "wrong". (and to the republic for which it stands) all i see this country standing for is hate. hate for anyone that doesnt believe in what we believe. we keep teaching this younger and younger and all it does is put others down. there is a peaceful way to live ur life and it doesnt have to be a big competition.(one nation under god) to me this really does sound were trying to establish a religion which goes back on our whole "free to practice any religion" deal. we say we are but all over people are putting people down just cause of their religion and it just doesnt make sense to me. (indivisible with liberty and justice for all) this is bull shit. ill agree that theres liberty and justice for all when gay marriage is legal, race wont matter at all, religion wont be something you judge people by, and everyone will stop fighting over stupid things and actually get stuff done. alrighty...i feel better.


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hrf1434 GOLD said...
on Dec. 26 2010 at 5:09 pm
hrf1434 GOLD, Collierville, Tennessee
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I clicked the wrong button

hrf1434 GOLD said...
on Dec. 26 2010 at 5:09 pm
hrf1434 GOLD, Collierville, Tennessee
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Don't Judge a Girl by Her Cover

I clicked the wrong button

 


saimne SILVER said...
on Aug. 20 2010 at 1:38 pm
saimne SILVER, Cerritos, California
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I see humans, but no humanity.

wait... how does this hav 2 do with my comment ?? O___o haah

hrf1434 GOLD said...
on Aug. 19 2010 at 7:08 pm
hrf1434 GOLD, Collierville, Tennessee
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Don't Judge a Girl by Her Cover

I agree with you this country is full of such hippacrites. The only reason people voted for Obama was to say they weren't racist. most people don't even listen to politics so they souldn't have a right to vote

hrf1434 GOLD said...
on Aug. 19 2010 at 7:07 pm
hrf1434 GOLD, Collierville, Tennessee
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Don't Judge a Girl by Her Cover

I agree with you this country is full of such hippacrites. The only reason people voted for Obama was to say they weren't racist. most people don't even listen to politics so they souldn't have a right to vote

saimne SILVER said...
on Aug. 18 2010 at 7:06 pm
saimne SILVER, Cerritos, California
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I see humans, but no humanity.

hehehe, such anger... ilike it >x)

on Aug. 17 2010 at 12:36 pm
krazykathleen BRONZE, Edwardsville, Illinois
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"7/5 of all people do not understand fractions." -Unknown

Okay, it's true that there is disagreement and hate in our country. You say "All I see this country standing for is hate." I respectfully disagree because you are forgetting all the good things about America. What about all those people who have dedicated their time to good causes, trying to make a difference? What about the amazing men and women who sacrifice their lives to fight for this country? What about educators, teaching our youth? You know what, we DO fight. What country doesn't have problems? As for the "under God" line in the pledge, this country was founded on Christian principles, and the majority of our founding fathers were Christians. Whether you like it or not, that's the truth. Plus, we do have freedom of religion. No one is taking that away from anyone, so who cares if we say "God" in the Pledge of Allegiance. You can believe whatever you want. Fighting or not, we have rights that other countries are envious of. I don't know about you, but I'm proud to be an American.

on Aug. 15 2010 at 7:39 pm
ThisBreRulezYouSonnn BRONZE, Wake Forest, North Carolina
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Favorite Quote:
Be still, sad heart! and cease repining;
Behind the clouds is the sun still shining;
Thy fate is the common fate of all--
Into each life some rain must fall,
some days must be dark and dreary.
--Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-1882)

i'm sorry, people that are ARGUING will compromise. :P

on Aug. 15 2010 at 7:38 pm
ThisBreRulezYouSonnn BRONZE, Wake Forest, North Carolina
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Favorite Quote:
Be still, sad heart! and cease repining;
Behind the clouds is the sun still shining;
Thy fate is the common fate of all--
Into each life some rain must fall,
some days must be dark and dreary.
--Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-1882)

People aren't always arguing. The news just doesn't tell us when people are agreeing! :/ sadly, there are people out there that enjoy seeing people plot against people... sadly its a majority... good things happen and people agree, but you have to look out for it and, eventually, people will compromise.

And the Pledge isn't about pledging to the government, but to the United State of America. There's a difference between the two.



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