No Pledge of Allegiance in School?

United States
September 2, 2006 9:30pm CST
My daughter just told me that they no longer say the Pledge of Allegiance in her school. We live in texas and this past week she said that they just did the announcements and that was all. She said they haven’t said why they stopped saying the Pledge either. Who else has experienced this happening to a school near you?
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@browneyes (395)
• United States
3 Sep 06
They stoped in washington state a couple of years ago.. Its a shame.. from what ive been told its because of the none believers in God.. I believe in God.. But yet they stand up for what they believe in and get there way. but yet we sit back and let them get there ways... Its a shame for it is what are country stands for...
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• United States
4 Dec 06
Diversity aside, if ya can't say "I pledge allegience to the flag of the United States of America".. one should leave America. And if some parents don't want their kids to say "one nation under God" (not Jesus, not Yahweh, or Jehovah) then I'm sure their kids will not be forced to say it. Going to the law and making everyone not to say it however, when it is a cultural tradition, is an imposition. And yes they do teach our children that they 'evolved' from fish, and worse yet, from monkeys. And the same ones don't see the correlation between that and a dysfunctional, decaying society. Where folks are NOT 'evolving' but are becoming just as they are taught, animals. I believe the undermining of america in this and many other ways, has been intentional, and is from forces outside of the U.S. As propaganda, then yes, folks act on their own. The atheists are trying to force their belief upon us, then they claim it's proven through science and it's far (very far) from it. Imagine if a christian went to law trying to force their belief on them!! Don't tell me they're teaching christianity in the schools. Any other religion, yes, and a wild theory/fairy tale they teach as absolute fact. A teacher can-lose-their-job for bringing up any of the many-questions concerning this theory. Which by the way, in atheistic scientific circles does not mean a "theory' anymore. They've changed the meaning of the world, which was one of the things in H.G. Wells' book "1984" about Big Brother. science or a faith? http://www.angelfire.com/zine/dancer911/articles/evolution.html
@mtdewgurl74 (18118)
• United States
26 Nov 06
They don't do the pledge in our schools either here in Kentucky atleast not the one my little sister goes to. I think it is something that they should bring back. Yeah alot of parents and people were against it and that is what made it disappear. Because I guess it had the word God in it and for those who didn't believe in him fault to have it taken out of schools. It's a shame though.
@deitzy (381)
• United States
3 Sep 06
at my school we dont say it its not because of the "under god" part its just we dont say it it might just be where your daughter's school just doesnt say it
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@somechic (354)
• United States
4 Dec 06
I am very thankful that my daughter says it in school. She is in Kindergarten and said it for me this weekend. It is important for our children to understand the heritage of this wonderful country.
@Brooke3 (614)
5 Dec 06
You say it's understanding heritage i hear you're brainwashing your children...
@rherdey (966)
• United States
4 Sep 06
Some of the schools will be doing this due to the fact that in the allegiance is the words "UNDER GOD" ...that some people are offended with the word GOD in there..that is why pray and all other events and thing with religion has been taken out of the public...Isnt it strange how they take things like this out due to the fact a small group feel offended...WHAT ABOUT US THAT ARE NOT OFFEND AND WANT GOD IN OUR LIVE AND BACK IN PUBLIC...do they think about that...guess majority rule does not work anymore
• United States
4 Dec 06
thoughtprocess, It's illegal, actually, to have a state faith called evolution. a science or a faith? http://www.angelfire.com/zine/cancer911/articles5/evolution.html It's separation of church/faith/belief and state. And the forgotten second part to that, no infringement upon the free exercise thereof.. faith, that is. So you believe we're animals, and others have the right to not have that faith enforced upon them.
@Brooke3 (614)
5 Dec 06
I don't believe that anyone should be forced to say the pledge of allegience. We stopped our exchange trips to the U.S when our students were made to say the pledge of allegience, regardless of their religious beliefs and even though they were English.
@flowerchilde (12547)
• United States
4 Dec 06
It's an enforcement of the state religion, which is 'scientific' atheism, which (surprise!) is very (very) far from being proven, indeed there's lots of scientific evidence against it, and more and more all the time. Don't be fooled. There's a state religion alright. And it's getting more and more so everyday. And this strange new belief and faith is responsible for the state of society/crime/etc. Just a few proofs against 'scientific' atheism - a study I did, which really opended my eyes: http://www.angelfire.com/zine/dancer911/articles5/evolution.html Stay safe! Sadly, the more this takes hold, the less safe any of us are in society (school) or even our homes.
• India
26 Nov 06
no opinion thanks.
@MercyGurL (112)
• United States
6 Nov 06
I think God is a gentelmen, he will silently leave the school arena if we ask him to. But then people ask what is wrong with our schools. They might remember we told GOD to get out of them. Just like we tell him to get out of weverything, then people ask why does God let this stuff happen. I think if we would just leave GOD where GOD needs to be we might not have as much trouble as we do.
@acdc0805 (981)
• United States
10 Oct 06
I grew up doing it everyday in school up until about 10th grade. i think its ridiculous what this world is coming to. Something about traditions that don't need to change, its other things that need to change.
• United States
4 Sep 06
My daughter just said they don't say it. They did last year she said. Not this year. I don't know why
@tickedoff (672)
• United States
3 Sep 06
THIS COUNTRY WAS FOUNDED BY OUR FORFATHERS, THEIR THE ONES WHO WROTE THE PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE. IF IT WASN'T FOR THEM NOBODY WOULD BE HERE NOW. THIS LAND WOULD STILL BELONG TO THE AMERICAN INDIANS, GET A GRIP PEOPLE.
• United States
3 Sep 06
My school says it. but i dont partake in it. i just dont feel that its the greatest thing that they make us do something every single morning. especially with the "under God."