• I hope even a liberal like yourself would understand the difference between patriotism for your country and complete brainwashing but obviously you dont.
  • Forcing a kid to pledge is illeagal.... Indoctrination is still leagal. West Virginia State Board of Education v. Barnette (1943) In West Virginia State Board of Education v. Barnette, the Court reversed a 1940 decision that said it was constitutional for a school to compel students to salute the flag. Three years after it had decided that Jehovah's Witnesses could be forced to salute the flag and say the pledge of allegiance, the high court dramatically changed its position. In an 8-1 decision, the Court ruled that school children could not be forced to pledge allegiance to or salute the U.S. flag. The Barnette decision overturned an earlier case, Minersville School District vs. Gobitis (1940), in which the court had held that Witnesses could be forced against their will to pay homage to the flag.
    • Roaring
      Thanks for the background. Blind patriotism is like a drug making independent thinkers into sheeple.
  • Not much. But parents at home are allowed to object to the indoctrination at schools in this society. Or at least we do under Democrats. Under Republican rule anyone who disagrees becomes a Terrorist Sympathiser.
  • 2-17-2017 Everything a kid hears or sees in a public school is political indoctrination. For example, they are told that WW2 pulled the country out of the depression. That is balderdash. The depression was a time of prosperity, as indicated by increased charity donations and consumption of meat and butter. WW2 was obviously a time of poverty, with shortages of food, rubber, steel, and almost every necessity of life. But patriotic Americans would revolt if teachers told the truth to the little lumps. Political indoctrination doesn't happen because politicians want it. We the people demand it. That is what I mean when I say "It's religious. The country is possessed by a spirit of stupid."

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