We are talknig about a young child. Someone incapable of informed consent. Asking them to comply with something they are to immature to understand isnt right, and they rightfully should be able to opt out. And if you can honestly tell me with a straight face that you think a child understand the gravity of the pledge, I bet you would agree that its ok for children to smoke, drink, and have sex too, right? Because as long as you say its fine, and tell them what to think, its ok, right?? No, no.. thats not how that works.
Blind patriotism isnt patriotism, is compliance with authority, in this case YOUR authority, because as you said "you will pledge Allegiance to the flag, if not you are out". THAT, friend... is blind patriotism.
"Words uttered under coercion are proof of loyalty to nothing but self-interest," wrote [Justices] Black and Douglas. "Love of country must spring from willing hearts and free minds, inspired by a fair administration of wise laws enacted by the people's elected representatives within the bounds of express constitutional prohibitions."
 August 21, 2016 at 12:24am
Ok, the guys exaggerated and used real events from other athletes to cover their stupidity. However, bottom line, Brazil used extortion from beginning to end of this story. They got $$$.
 August 12, 2016 at 3:46am
That split screen for this story….WOW, the RNC really Fd up.
 August 10, 2016 at 1:44am
There was a Trump sign on a mountain side in Marin County Ca that was set on fire, burnt up an acre or two. Destroyed Comcast property. I am no Trump supporter, but the anti Trumpers are far more dangerous.
The best example I found is Obama. If you want to know if Muslims lie just look at Obama. Every time he has done something else to this nation, I hear Obama screaming Allah Aka Bar.
 August 4, 2016 at 2:54am
Islam is a mental disorder. Islam is a gang. To paraphrase the Catholic priest in Germany, go away Satan. Islam is a Satanic mental disorder.
 June 19, 2016 at 11:53pm
What you just witnessed was a preview of the Trump campaign going down. A little cocky ***** who thinks he knows everything. Cleveland is gonna burn anyway. Oakland has enough of their own problems. Go Cavs!
That only would work at the polling places. My sister changed her party over 2 months ago, from D to R and chose to remain absentee. She got both the Party ballots. Wonder if the same would have happened if she went from R to D?
May 15, 2016 at 11:49pm
I hope she does not cave to the social media pressure. Necks peopl are on the phone.
And coming from Glenn Beck and the Blaze: A huge interview, “we will keep you posted, should be announced in a week or two”. Chirp chirp, same with the Zuckerberg meeting, chirp chirp.
 May 14, 2016 at 9:32pm
Marc Cuban would get more votes than Kasich. Mitty stfu!
Bingo, but with support like she is giving it seems doubtful the boy will exist long enough to realize the significance of the day.
Right? And he is perfectly within reason too.
 May 11, 2016 at 12:27am
One of my daughters teachers has been in the hospital at 5 1/2 months pregnant for 3 weeks due complications. The Drs were pushing abortion. Today she gave birth to a 30 week old. Long road ahead, but all life is worthy!b
Life has a purpose. Besides proving oneself worthy to return to the Father, man and woman [united in marriage] were commanded to provide physical bodies for God's spirit children. What an awesome gift women have been given to work with their Father in the creation of life. May God bless those women who appreciate and exercise (attempt to exercise) this God-given gift.
May the little one grow up healthy, happy, and show those doctors that they're idiots.
 May 6, 2016 at 7:01pm
Grubered once shame on them, Grubered twice shame on us.
 April 28, 2016 at 3:44pm
Trump can’t be bought but the establishment can, and that is what Trump is doing, making deals.