Reasons Why the Pledge of Allegiance is StupidHm... Definitely gonna get a lot of hate for this list, but meh. I do it because I can.
Like I can buuuurrrn the flag.... Hehehe....
Add more reasons down below, or leave hate comments! I gotta go!
The Top Ten
This country was founded on Christian values. You cannot argue with that. The Pilgrims were Christian. Most of the Founding Fathers were Christian. People need to stop getting offended over that heritage. The founders still believed in the freedom of religion. Besides, most 'religions' believe in a God or some other higher power, so why would it be inappropriate anyway?
And also, This line wasn't even added until 1954, where the U.S.A wanted to "escape" the Godless communists.
Originally, it didn't have the line
Calling the pledge to the greatest nation on the earth stupid? The country that supply's the people that come here with blessings and opportunity they would not get anywhere else? You want to take everything but pledge to give back nothing in return. Pathetic leaches with no loyalty!
No. You're pledging allegiance to the country that allows you freedom. Freedom to spew hateful comments about the country that gives you that very freedom of speech. Freedom to say the STUPID things you've said on this list.
It's a piece of fabric that represents everything we stand for! This list is garbage
The flag has no value more than a shirt you would wear.
If you have an equal opportunity then if you worked harder someone who worked less will get a bigger reward is basically what your saying.
Freedom gives equal opportunity for all. NOT equal outcome. People are responsible for their own lives and destinies.
This is true. America is improving though.
You need to NOT COMMIT CRIMES to have freedom,but don't worry,inprisonment usually does not last forever
They are not forced. The entire time I was in school, few people said the pledge. I felt more awkward saying it than not saying it! What is wrong with being patriotic?
This is only true for kids that are in k-12th grade. They only have to do this while they're in school. Once you're in college, they stopped doing this.
"Socially pressured" is not "forced." "Forced" is the way atheists want their non-beliefs imposed upon the rest of us.
I'm pretty sure everyone wishes their beliefs could be imposed on the rest of the world in a peaceful, or in some unfortunate cases, violent way.
It is important for Americans to learn about America
Presumably you're referring to Betsy Ross, a former Quaker. This was 100 years before the so-called "Christian socialist" Society of Friends was formed, and more than 50 years before anyone ever heard of Karl Marx. There is no evidence Betsy Ross was a socialist.
By the way, Betsy Ross did not make the pledge, and She also did not make the flag.
It was made to honor this great country. It amazes me that people don't even care about loyalty to their country.
Yes, it was made by a socialist to sell more flags for a company. Deal with it.
It was not made to sell flags,it was made to honor our country,
Not in high school. You can just stand there only.
When I was in like kindergarten to 8th grade all the students had to say it, no exceptions. In high school, though, saying it was optional. The students are only required to stand. Even the teachers didn't have to say it.
The only exception was my special ed teacher, who DEMANDED US to say it, despite the fact that the other staff and students can just stand. Once, we didn't say it, and we all got told off for it.
Then grow some balls and not get offended when people reject you. And if someone rejects you over something so trivial, you don't want to be their friend anyway. By the way, not everyone who does say the pledge is going to reject someone that doesn't say it.
Yup. It's perfectly fine to reject someone others reject. Yup.
Because some people are just hypersensitive
Have you not heard of history class? Oh, well it's sure as heck clear you don't know what you are pledging allegiance to.
Little kids cannot grasp the implications when pledging allegiance to a country THEY are not familiar with.
They know little about anything. Why should this be any different?
Umm,pay attention in social studies much?
This is the ONLY time you've been right so far. Secession was and remains lawful. The Constitution created no permanent union.
The only thing that's accurate in this
Nope. I researched all of these facts, and the only one wrong here is you and if you keep saying I'm wrong, your just blocking the truth.
Freedom of speech is established in the 1st Amendment specifically for the protection of 'offensive' speech. Otherwise, anyone can say anything is 'offensive' and have it censored.
Freedom of speech means you cannot be forced to say something
Freedom of speech is in the first amendment,and the pledge doesn't keep you from saying something.
Oh, I'm liberal all right... and I'm about ready to throw a full-on fit about this stupid list. First of all, what is this "You're pledging allegiance to a piece of fabric" nonsense? The American flag is a symbol of everything great that America stands for! In addition, once again, the creator of this list comes up with poor and often contradictory arguments. I mean, really? "It's a violation to the First Amendment". HOW? People are free on whether to do the pledge of allegiance. Your religion lists were already atrocious enough, and now I have to deal with your anti-American malarkey. Finally, ever heard of Elk Grove Unified School District v. Newdow? The pledge of allegiance does not violate the Establishment Clause.
Really? The "social pressure" forces them to always say so? Dude, there are two things you should know. One, it's not like they're being threatened into saying the pledge of allegiance. Two, what social pressure? I don't hear anything on the news about that issue.
"They are free to refuse it, BUT the social pressure forces them to always say so."
This is a perfect example of why we need to stop tip toeing around, trying not to offend those easily-offended people. It's called FREEDOM. You are FREE to refuse it. End of story. Wusses don't have enough strength to withstand a little social pressure? Grow some and stand for what you believe in. Or, more appropriately, what you don't believe in. Social pressure my butt! What do you suggest? We take away the pledge and patriotic citizen's RIGHT to pledge themselves to their country? All because it 'offends' some people? This kind of attitude is what leads to more censorship and government control over our lives.
You do know that many schools force children to say it, and the punishments of not saying it are detention and even expulsion.