"A Massachusetts group is drawing criticism for its quest to take the Pledge of Allegiance out of schools, saying it is `reminiscent of McCarthyism.`
Brookline Political Action for Peace said it wants voters at November`s Town Meeting to urge the School Committee to stop requiring principals to have the pledge recited weekly during morning announcements, the Boston Herald reported Thursday."
Forcing children to recite the Pledge of Allegiance is antithetical to our democratic principles of freedom and liberty. I`m not surprised to see schoolchildren in Iran reciting a pledge of allegiance to jihad, what else can you expect from a theocracy? But it`s a shock to witness American children pledge allegiance to our country like mindless robots.
It`s an abomination for schoolchildren, teachers or principals the recite the Pledge of Allegiance, it has no place in a school.
America isn`t a nation under God, it`s a nation under the Constitution. It`s OK for a Christian school to recite the pledge, but it`s a horrific insult to our scared doctrine of "separation of church and state" when it`s recited in a public school.
Every patriotic American should be wishing Godspeed to the Brookline Political Action for Peace; let`s save America and banish the Pledge of Allegiance from our schools.
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