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Old 06-10-2019, 11:41 PM
 
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Good for her!

While people can do what they like, it also means people are free to call them out too, goes both ways.

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Kristy Swanson, star of the 1992 film Buffy the Vampire Slayer, is back in the news thanks to her participation in a pro-Trump production focusing on the texts between two former FBI agents investigating the president for collusion. But the conservative actress took a break from rehearsals for FBI Lovebirds: UnderCovers to vent about a teacher at her sonís school whom she claims refuses to stand for the Pledge of Allegiance.
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Old 06-10-2019, 11:53 PM
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Location: Columbia, SC
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So what exactly did she accomplish? She basically did what Trump did. She threw a pity party because she was not getting her way. Standing up for the Pledge does not male you a patriotic American. Shaming someone into standing for the Pledge does nothing for anyone
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Old 06-11-2019, 12:29 AM
 
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Stand, sit kneel... IDGAF because each means something to the person making that particular statement. Minding one's business and stop acting like a fascist statist because someone else is doing or not doing something you "don't like", if that something is not encroaching upon the rights or property of another, now THAT is something IGAF about. Just because someone is not behaving according to YOUR will, beliefs, morality or dictates if their action or inaction does not encroach upon the rights or property of another, that's YOUR problem and you need to get over yourself. I don't care if the statism is from the left or the right, statism is evil. If a person is not encroaching upon the rights or property of another, no one should have ANY say in that action or inaction... otherwise LIBERTY is dead.


But then again, that's just MY opinion, for what it's worth.
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Old 06-11-2019, 12:38 AM
 
Location: SDL/PDX/RDU
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Is this the same Kristy Swanson who was arrested for a cocaine overdose in 1988, the one who plead no contest for DWI in 2000 or the same one who was charged with assault in 2007?

Truly a role model for truth, justice and the American way, but I guess in terms of Trumpian morality it's just a little transgression to be overlooked.
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Old 06-11-2019, 02:23 AM
 
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So what exactly did she accomplish? She basically did what Trump did. She threw a pity party because she was not getting her way. Standing up for the Pledge does not male you a patriotic American. Shaming someone into standing for the Pledge does nothing for anyone
What's funny to me is reading her response, that she also stands and pledges when in any other country as well, out of respect. Now I'm not saying it's wrong to be polite and respect a moment at an event while overseas. But Kristy, sweetheart, do you not understand a pledge? Also, just throwing this out there, Jehovah's Witnesses, for example, do not pledge allegiance to the flag. It's considered idolatry.
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Old 06-11-2019, 02:31 AM
 
Location: Alberta, Canada
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What's funny to me is reading her response, that she also stands and pledges when in any other country as well, out of respect.
Other countries don't pledge allegiance to a piece of cloth.
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Old 06-11-2019, 03:35 AM
 
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Other countries don't pledge allegiance to a piece of cloth.
We in the USA are funny that way, huh? And we like to add rules to it. When my kid was in grade school here in Texas they added the pledge to the Texas flag. I'm a fifth generation Texan and had never recited that pledge in my entire life, never heard it. "Honor the Texas flag; I pledge allegiance to thee, Texas, one and indivisible." So, other parents and I during school events are stumbling through this thing, never having recited it before but I guess we were supposed to pretend we've done this all of our lives. In 2007 they added "one state under God". "Honor the Texas flag; I pledge allegiance to thee, Texas, one state under God, one and indivisible." Which just sounds like word babble to me.
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Old 06-11-2019, 04:25 AM
 
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And the obsession with actors (does she still act?) continues....
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Old 06-11-2019, 04:59 AM
 
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Other countries don't pledge allegiance to a piece of cloth.
I'm not so sure about pledges, but their sure is a lot of national pride. My only real experience with other countries is at international sporting events (World Cup and other tournaments). Everybody stands for each other's anthems, it would be really rude not to.
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Old 06-11-2019, 05:14 AM
 
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We in the USA are funny that way, huh? And we like to add rules to it. When my kid was in grade school here in Texas they added the pledge to the Texas flag. I'm a fifth generation Texan and had never recited that pledge in my entire life, never heard it. "Honor the Texas flag; I pledge allegiance to thee, Texas, one and indivisible." So, other parents and I during school events are stumbling through this thing, never having recited it before but I guess we were supposed to pretend we've done this all of our lives. In 2007 they added "one state under God". "Honor the Texas flag; I pledge allegiance to thee, Texas, one state under God, one and indivisible." Which just sounds like word babble to me.
I worked in public schools as a TA and was asked to sign a pledge of allegiance to the US Constitution, AND the State Constitution. What? Why the State? I have no religious objection and the US is fine with me, but I refused to pledge allegiance to any individual State. Not free to move from one state for another? I've lived and worked in three different states.

Principal just laughed when I refused. "You aren't the first and won't be the last to refuse to pledge allegiance to this State".
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