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They make me stand every morning
For the Pledge of Allegiance
Why should I stand?
When the words of
The Pledge of Allegiance
Are ideals, not the truth of the country.
"One nation"
Our nation is not one,
We are divided.
With a president who will
Never bring us together.
"Under God"
Whose God?
Not everyone is this
Country is Christian.
"With liberty and justice for all"
There was no liberty and justice
Given to the slaves.
There was no liberty and justice
Given to Muslims.
There was no liberty and justice
Given to Trayvon Martin,
Or Freddie Gray.
Why should I stand?
When kids in my own school
Think it's okay
To call me or my friends
A name given to us
By the same people who
Made us wear shackles and chains,
Laughed while we were lynched,
Thinking it was fun and games.
They say stand up
For what you believe in
I sit because it is my right
To fight against the injustices
My right to protest.
At my school
I do not have all my rights.
I cannot sit anymore.
It is disrespecting my country they say,
I saw that on twitter
And heard it everyday
Why should I stand? 

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HereSheIsThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. said...
Apr. 13 at 5:02 pm
I agree, and it's pretty brave of you to sit down for all that time. Kudos to you
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