I thank you for your service to our country. As a USA citizen, I highly question your mandatory pledge to the flag. As a country founded on freedom shouldnt I have that freedom? Shouldnt I be free from having to recite words in a public school? You state that people like me should go back to the "commie country" I came from. But in fact arnt you acting just like the commie you hate? Indoctrination is just that no matter if its communist, Fascist, federalist, or whatever. Forcing people to recite words is nothing but communism at its best. Living is a free society one should not have to be indoctrinated or brainwashed no matter how good you think the idea is. Burn any good books lately?
Requiring public schools to recite the pledge of allegiance is an obvious infringement on our rights to practice or to not practice any religion we choose. Why subject our children to this infringement? That is also obvious, to try to encourage them to believe in a god and also to make them feel "patriotic" about their country. I teach my children to belong the world or to the universe not to a nation and although we live in this region, we belong to everyone in this world. I am not raising a soldier. You should ask yourselves if you are willing to raise one as well. That is what they want you to do. My children do not stand for the pledge at school and they are ostresized for it. They are not supposed to be encouraged to do the pledge but they are. Teachers demand they stand for the pledge even after having conversations with them to the contrary. We can teach our children in the home and at churches, if you so choose, religious beliefs, they do not need to be reinforced at school in a obvious secular fashion. That is why we have separation of church and state. My daughter came home from school last week upset that a child in her class twisted her arm after my daughter touched a toy all the other (well indoctornated) children were touching, while this child said to mine, " you cannot touch it, you do not believe in god." Parents should ask themselves if these are the kind of people they want their childen to become, someone that has no tolerance for differences, and who uses violence to try to control others who are different from them. But maybe they do, isnt that why wars are faught? Regardless of all the predjidice my family and I have suffered from their socialization of these vicious ideals we are still a part of the public school system and will continue to be. Change could not happen otherwise. Think about these things before you send your children to school.