Not standing for the pledge

I don't. Anyone else?

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#1 rms7936  Icon User is offline

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Not standing for the pledge

Posted 15 January 2010 - 08:55 PM

First off: Please don't slam me as being anti America or as against the troops, or anything else.
I would like an intelligent conversation about this topic. I appreciate contradicting views, but i don't appreciate being slammed for my beliefs.

Is there anyone that does not stand?
If so, what are YOUR reasons. I will post mine soon.

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Re: Not standing for the pledge

Posted 15 January 2010 - 08:58 PM

If you don't want to stand for the pledge as allegiance that is your right as an American.

Personally I think it's a spit in the face to those who have sacrificed to give you that right. You don't want to stand? Don't. Why you are being an attention whore about it blows my mind.


Also, starting a topic without posting your opinion is just dumb.
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Re: Not standing for the pledge

Posted 15 January 2010 - 09:21 PM

My thoughts have been expertly summed up by KYA.
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Re: Not standing for the pledge

Posted 16 January 2010 - 12:42 AM

View Postrms7936, on 15 Jan, 2010 - 09:55 PM, said:

First off: Please don't slam me as being anti America or as against the troops, or anything else.
I would like an intelligent conversation about this topic. I appreciate contradicting views, but i don't appreciate being slammed for my beliefs.

Is there anyone that does not stand?
If so, what are YOUR reasons. I will post mine soon.


Sure.. you have the right not to stand. That's a given. Then again those who refuse to stand have to take the lumps with their choice (and I haven't heard a good reason not to stand outside of the superficial). My only issue is the 'under god' which was added by Eisenhower. Meh. Grow up and see the larger idea.
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Re: Not standing for the pledge

Posted 16 January 2010 - 02:09 AM

And if you have a problem with under god, just say the rest of the pledge and not that. But you should always stand.
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Re: Not standing for the pledge

Posted 16 January 2010 - 05:56 AM

At various times in my school career I've had various perspectives on how the pledge was done. The contentious "under God" part, for example, came later. Prior to 1954, it was "I pledge allegiance to my Flag and to the Republic for which it stands, one nation indivisible, with liberty and justice for all..." Early than that it was done with what could now be described as a Nazi salute. :P

Standing is irrelevant; standing is standing. To some extent the words also don't matter, unless you're sincere about them. So, you stand, say what you're comfortable with, and don't be a prick.

Most people don't care. Most people mumble. You can be true to whatever you believe without making a scene.
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Posted 16 January 2010 - 09:13 AM

I can't say it any better than KYA and baavgai did.
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Re: Not standing for the pledge

Posted 18 January 2010 - 08:38 AM

Personally, I think it's like a slap in the face to the military men and women who died to give you the right to say that. They died so that you could live as a free person, and you won't even acknowledge them by standing. It's like people not standing for the National Anthem at the start of a sports event -- it's extremely rude, and it's like telling all the wo/men in the armed forces that you don't care if they die. It's like saying that you couldn't care less if they died, as long as their death doesn't directly affect you.
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Re: Not standing for the pledge

Posted 18 January 2010 - 08:57 AM

I'm with Kya on this. Fine, so you have the right to remain seated. So stay sat on your ass, or show a little respect and stand up. That's all it is I think, just a sign of respect for those that have gone before you..
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Re: Not standing for the pledge

Posted 20 January 2010 - 05:23 AM

Yeah KYA said it best...
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Re: Not standing for the pledge

Posted 20 January 2010 - 09:52 AM

View Postcmh0114, on 18 Jan, 2010 - 09:38 AM, said:

Personally, I think it's like a slap in the face to the military men and women who died to give you the right to say that. They died so that you could live as a free person, and you won't even acknowledge them by standing. It's like people not standing for the National Anthem at the start of a sports event -- it's extremely rude, and it's like telling all the wo/men in the armed forces that you don't care if they die. It's like saying that you couldn't care less if they died, as long as their death doesn't directly affect you.



Thank you. It also pisses me the fuck off when people sit, talk, laugh, hoot, and holler during the National Anthem at football games. If you are not proud enough of your country to stand for the fucking pledge or anthem, then get the fuck out. Go back to communist China you slime!

Also, DON'T HANG YOUR FLAGS IF THEY ARE FUCKING TORN UP!!!!!! It is not only technically illigal, but it is very disrespectful to display a tattered symbol of your nation. Also, don't ever, ever, EVER let the flag touch the ground!!!!!!!!! And so help you God/Allah/Buddha/etc. if you fucking just throw it away... I swear if I ever hear of anyone doing that I will hunt you down and bitch slap you so hard.... omg just trust me, it'll be bad.


Sorry, but this is one of the things that really gets under my skin.

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Re: Not standing for the pledge

Posted 20 January 2010 - 09:53 AM

Wow...:blink:

Talk about patriotism :D
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Posted 20 January 2010 - 09:55 AM

I dont stand neither, nor take my hat off most of the time, and personally do not give a rats ass what anyone thinks about it. Since so many say this is a free country, shouldn't I have that right, since we're free?
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Re: Not standing for the pledge

Posted 20 January 2010 - 09:56 AM

*bitch slap*

Actually, I could post a whole list of rules for the American flag and flag etiquette. If anybody's interested or has any questions on whether or not they should do something, you can always ask me. I have them all memorized :D

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Re: Not standing for the pledge

Posted 20 January 2010 - 09:58 AM

View PostNeoTifa, on 20 Jan, 2010 - 07:52 AM, said:

If you are not proud enough of your country to stand for the fucking pledge or anthem, then get the fuck out. Go back to communist China you slime!


Show me something to be that proud of. Invading a helpless country .... yeah proud of that one. 40 million + without health insurance, oh yeah I'm very proud of that one too. Companies allowed to take bail-out money and buy out competitors....yet another one to be so proud of (and before the 2 reply that part was done under Bush's rule)
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