Do You Support Schools Forcing Children To Recite The Pledge of Allegiance?





The Pledge of Allegiance has been a nationally recognized symbol of loyalty to country for American citizens since 1942. While the text has undergone many iterations, it continues to represent American patriotism and pride.





Many have questioned the requirement of school aged children to “pledge their allegiance” to a national symbol of the flag; citing that the wording used in the text of “under God” is in direct opposition to the First Amendment, which establishes the separation of church and state. Others feel that the requirement for children to recite the Pledge in schools encourages unity, respect and patriotism for the men and women who died fighting for our freedoms.
Do you think students should be required to recite the Pledge of Allegiance?
To recite the Pledge of Allegiance maintains American values as established by the founding fathers. Freedom of expression works both ways and parents and students who want to express pride for our nation should not have that right revoked due to a select few who find fault with the Pledge.

The original intent of daily recitation was to encourage a sense of national unity in all American students. Therefore the Pledge of Allegiance exists as a daily reminder to students all across our nation that we are united in our support for our country which affords us so many liberties.
There are many reasons why public schools should make the Pledge of Allegiance optional. Not only is the phrase “under God” in direct opposition of the First Amendment, to force a child to express allegiance to the United States is frighteningly similar to dictator run regimes of the past, that force citizens into subjection. True freedom of expression equally means having the right to refrain from an expression which does not align with one’s personal belief system.
Many American students from different faiths have long withheld participation in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance due to personal religious beliefs. While The Pledge may be in line with some people’s beliefs, it may not be for all and therefore should not be a requirement for students to recite. Furthermore, it is morally questionable to force children to pledge support to a government that has laws and lawmakers they feel disenfranchise them and their communities.
What do you think? Should public schools be able to force students to say the Pledge of Allegiance every morning during class?
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