Reasons Why the Pledge of Allegiance is Stupid

Hm... 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

1 "Under God" is not appropriate for a country founded on religious freedom

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?

It is appropriate,because of religion,besides,would master be any better? - Nateawesomeness

And also, This line wasn't even added until 1954, where the U.S.A wanted to "escape" the Godless communists. - ARandomPerson

2 You're pledging allegiance to a piece of fabric

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.

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3 There is no liberty and/or freedom for everybody

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. - GrimmShady

You need to NOT COMMIT CRIMES to have freedom,but don't worry,inprisonment usually does not last forever - Nateawesomeness

4 Kids are forced to say this every single day

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?

"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. - GrimmShady

It is important for Americans to learn about America - Nateawesomeness

I never do it for religious reasons, so you don’t have to do it if you don’t salute the United States of America or if you have other concerns/reasons.

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5 It was made by a socialist

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. - ARandomPerson

6 It was made to sell more flags

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. - ARandomPerson

It was not made to sell flags,it was made to honor our country, - Nateawesomeness

7 If you don't say it, you get rejected

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.

Because some people are just hypersensitive - Nateawesomeness

Yup. It's perfectly fine to reject someone others reject. Yup. - ARandomPerson

I don’t get rejected, and I’m pretty sure lots of other people at my school say it just because they feel they have to/are used to it. I do feel bad for those who do get rejected when they shouldn’t. Saying the pledge should be a personal choice for every school, because some people don’t do it for religious reasons and/or have other concerns and reasons.

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8 Kids know little about the thing they're pledging allegiance to

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. - ARandomPerson

They know little about anything. Why should this be any different?

Umm,pay attention in social studies much? - Nateawesomeness

9 America is not "indivisible"

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 - Nateawesomeness

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. - ARandomPerson

10 It's a violation to the First Amendment

Freedom of speech is in the first amendment,and the pledge doesn't keep you from saying something. - Nateawesomeness

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 - ARandomPerson

The Contenders

11 Because stupid liberals are going to throw a fit about it

"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. - ARandomPerson

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. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

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. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

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