Kinda surprised no one has mentioned this ("Under God" Decision")

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    Kinda surprised no one has mentioned this ("Under God" Decision")

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    I'm kinda torn. While I'm glad it wasn't removed, I am disappointed that a decision wasn't made on the central issue. Though I do see their point, how can a jackass parent sue on behalf of their daughter, who he believes he concieved when he was "raped", who's mother and the daughter disagree with the parent. (ok that was a really badly worded sentance but oh well )

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    I'm not American so I don't know the full facts about this pledge thingy, but I certainly agree that a person should not be forced to utter words that imply a certain religious standing. As for removing the words completely, I think that would be unnecessary.
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    Ya me too thantos i wish it was won on the it should stay because thats just how it goes instead of winning on a technicality but hey winning is winning
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    Here we go, i can already feel the heat!

    Glad with the decision, rock the [mod edit: looks like we're going to have to add yet another misspelling to the spam filter.] on.

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    Right decicion... just unfortunatly that it wasn't for the right reason, leaving it open to possible conflict in the future....
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    well as much as the dad maybe a muppet, i think that training kids to be sheep is a very bad and even more so if it concerns god. Americans may have found the banning of islamic scarves in french schools anti semite but i'm loving this example of the 'land of the free'

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    I was never EVER forced to say the pleadge of alliangece so if a kid doesn't want to s/he has every right to sit there and do nothing if s/he fells that it imposes on their beliefs. no one is going to shun you beacuse you don't say the pledge
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    really? ive only ever heard the opposite, i.e being forced to say it or being threatend by adults and/or students.

    i still don't think it's a good idea though, because a child doesn't know whats in his best interest and that should be more the parents place than the schools

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    who have you been talking when I was in hs we rarely even said the pledge and if we did you could sit sometimes I did because well i was tired :P
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    As long as the kids know they don't have to say it if they don't want to.

    The thing is though, no matter how many times those kids repeat that pledge, they will probably never consider its actual meaning.

    I have issues with forcing religion on children. It should be left up to them to decide whether they are religious or not, not their parents. This is one thing the amish do right! Although they still have 16 years of brainwashing time.
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    Of course it should be removed, it violates the constitution, and serves to indocrinate the young.

    I suspect it will eventually be scrapped though it may well take a long time to go.
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    oh wow mr england boy knows it all
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    oh wow mr england boy knows it all
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    well im sorry but if your not from america then what right do you have to say anything about what goes on here i don't tell you to get a new queen or anything like that
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    I think people are just a little too uptight. Most controversial issues are about trivial things IMHO.
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