Do you say the pledge of allegiance, when called to do so in a public setting? If so, do you include the words "...under god?" If not, do you stand or do you remain seated if you are already seated? I myself stand and pledge my allegiance because I want folks to know that I--a liberal, agnostic, Democrat--am invested in making this country as good as it can be, but I don't say "under God."
We should pledge allegiance to the ideals which founded our great American experiment in representative democracy, a republic. The phrase "Under God" makes America into a theocracy, which the catholics & some other power hungry religious nuts would love to see. . America was founded, to a great extent, by people who were fleeing religious tyranny
I don't, I'm in a school and daily ignore that part in the Bible belt. I grew up in Mass. in public school (70's) we did not say that part due to a law suit that was won from the adding of those words. Most people are surprised that "under one God" was just added in 1956.
I haven't had much cause to recite the pledge of allegience in a long time. I hadn't really thought about it, but I like your approach.
Years ago when "under God" in the pledge had become a current issue, I wrote to my Texas Senator Kay Bailey Hutchinson (now retired - Thanks? Her replacement was Ted Cruz ) suggesting we replace "under God" with a phrase from a recent Pres. George W Bush state of the union address - "diverse and united." I received a letter back from Hutchinson's office thanking me for my letter and supporting the importance of preserving our current pledge of allegience. It wasn't the last time I felt my opinion was ignored by my Texas representives; it may have been the first. Not certain exactly what I expected.
My allegiances have ALWAYS been to my family, my friends, my country and to my fellow members of the Human Race first and foremost.
I owe NO allegiance to either an Imaginary God/Gods/Deity/Deities nor any person/persons who seeks to place them self/selves OR country above any other person or Human Being.
I haven's said the Pledge of Allegiance since high school. At that time I would either leave out "under god" or just not say the pledge.
Out of curiosity, are there everyday or special events where adults say the Pledge of Allegiance? It seems like it's only in schools (12th grade and under) where it is recited regularly.
I stand and might sometimes (but not always) place my right hand on my heart area. I say no words at all and do not think this is a necessary thing to do. We did it in my school years and also when I was in the Army. Today I am beyond both of those. It does not mean I am a Communist to not say the pledge. A buddy took me to the Senior Center here locally once and they say the pledge and also pray over their food. Most likely I will not be going back.
It is my opinion that these people all think Trump would want you to do the pledge and to pray, and at the Senior Center you hear a lot of talk about "fake news." They have all drank to koolaid.