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Old 05-05-2010, 07:03 PM
Status: "Bountiful pine needle harvest" (set 28 days ago)
 
Location: Near Manito
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I'm prepared to take you seriously , in the part where you pledge allegiance to a goldfinch. For the past 8 years, we've been pledging allegiance to a president with a smaller brain than that.
I don't recall anyone pledging allegiance to Mr. Carter....
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Old 05-05-2010, 11:05 PM
 
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Does anybody recite the pledge to the gay flag (that big rainbow flag that homosexuals proudly fly on their flagpole to proclaim to everyone that they are gay )
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Old 02-03-2013, 02:07 AM
 
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When working for a city in Texas before every city council meeting they would pray and say the Pledge of Allegiance to the US and Texas flags. I find it a bit weird to pledge allegiance to a state, but I think in Texas many people would consider themselves Texan before an American..
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Old 02-03-2013, 12:37 PM
 
Location: South Minneapolis
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When working for a city in Texas before every city council meeting they would pray and say the Pledge of Allegiance to the US and Texas flags. I find it a bit weird to pledge allegiance to a state, but I think in Texas many people would consider themselves Texan before an American..
When our country was founded, everyone considered themselves to be a citizen of their state first. The national government was a group of independent and sovereign nations. Now the states are mere provinces of the national government. I think it's kind of a shame really.
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Old 02-03-2013, 02:27 PM
 
Location: California
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I can't imagine why anyone would do it. People these days "state hop" so much who will they "pledge allegiance" to? Or is allegiance a temporary thing?
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Old 02-03-2013, 05:33 PM
Status: "Bountiful pine needle harvest" (set 28 days ago)
 
Location: Near Manito
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When our country was founded, everyone considered themselves to be a citizen of their state first. The national government was a group of independent and sovereign nations. Now the states are mere provinces of the national government. I think it's kind of a shame really.
You mean you want to discard the Constitution and bring back the Articles of Confederation? Why?

I'm honestly curious.
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Old 02-07-2013, 08:18 PM
 
Location: Northridge/Porter Ranch, Calif.
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I'm prepared to take you seriously , in the part where you pledge allegiance to a goldfinch. For the past 8 years, we've been pledging allegiance to a president with a smaller brain than that.

Here is a list of state pleges:

American & State Pledges
Obama hasn't been president for 8 years.
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Old 02-12-2013, 02:19 AM
 
Location: Central Bay Area, CA as of Jan 2010...but still a proud Texan from Houston!
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When working for a city in Texas before every city council meeting they would pray and say the Pledge of Allegiance to the US and Texas flags. I find it a bit weird to pledge allegiance to a state, but I think in Texas many people would consider themselves Texan before an American..
You know where I think that stems from. The fact that TX was an Independent Country before joining the Union. It was winning the Battle of San Jacinto that established TX as an Independent Country.

Many in the US don't really know about TX history so that is why there are a lot of misconceptions about it. However the TX flag pledge is new to me. I grew up only having to recite the Pledge of Allegence in school.

Battle of San Jacinto - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Nice history lesson about TX.
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Old 02-17-2013, 03:17 AM
 
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You know where I think that stems from. The fact that TX was an Independent Country before joining the Union. It was winning the Battle of San Jacinto that established TX as an Independent Country.

Many in the US don't really know about TX history so that is why there are a lot of misconceptions about it. However the TX flag pledge is new to me. I grew up only having to recite the Pledge of Allegence in school.

Battle of San Jacinto - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Nice history lesson about TX.
I lived about 10 minutes from the San Jacinto monument when I lived in Texas. I enjoyed living in a state that had such a rich history and was the only state that has been under 6 different flags. Texas Independence Day is a state holiday. People in Texas are very proud of their unique history.
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Old 02-21-2013, 02:07 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn New York
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As an American we had to pledge allegiance to the flag every morning.

As an adult, with grown children, I found that exercise to be nothing more than a waste of time.

So what, you stand there like an idiot, with your hand half way on your chest, look all around the room and recite words, that as a child you have not a clue as to why you are even doing this. then you also have to sing my country tis of thee, like at 8am, a child really want s to be singing a song. that too, I find ridiculous and totally un-necessary.

I think the "pledge of allegiance" and "my country tis of thee" needs to be abolished already. I find both of these "drills" to nothing more than a waste of time for the students to do every morning, it isnt making them learn any better.

I also think the star spangled banner, which is a freaking horrible song does not need to be sung every time a bunch of overpaid men play a stupid ball game. totally ridiculous.
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