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Here's a question for you:
Why is it necessary to pledge allegiance to the flag over and over and over again? Doesn't it “take” the first time? Do people think you were kidding when you did it once? Does it “wear off” during the time since you recited it last such that you have to constantly renew it?

People only have to swear an oath of loyalty a single time when they become citizens of the United States. That one, apparently, is good for the rest of their lives. Why not the pledge of allegiance to the flag?

And why do we pledge allegiance to something no one can define in the first place? We are the only country in the world that does this.

If you remain seated while others are standing up – mindlessly repeating something they have mindlessly repeated thousands of times during their lives – you will be thought unpatriotic. Why?

If you pledged once – and meant it when you did it – why is it unpatriotic to refuse to turn it into no more than some kind of traditional, meaningless ritual by mouthing the words with eyes glazed over for the umpteenth time in your life?

Why?

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