If we don't force kids, under penalty of law, to swear an Oath to the nation
every morning and give praise to God "we could lose this country"?
Really, Sandstrom? Hyperbole much?Somehow, I can't imagine this
being Constitutional. So thanks for wasting taxpayer money on more message bills
that will only get our state sued and make us look like a state stuck in the
leave it to the Utah legislature to render the pledge of allegiance and the flag
This looks like an example of treating a symptom rather than the real
problem(s). Kids not reciting the pledge at school or feeling unpatriotic are
only symptoms of deeper, harder-to-solve problems like apathy and ingratitude.
Forced patriotism also sounds a lot more like the oppressive tyranny that leads
to revolutions rather than the Âliberty...for allÂ included in the
This legislation is political grandstanding and is abhorrent.Do not
sign it, Guv.
nothing like forced nationalism to get kids to respect our country.
so forcing kids to recite the pledge of allegiance will save our freedoms? does
anyone else (not) see the failure in logic?
If this is the only thing that will save the country, it doesn't deserve to be
saved. The very idea that such pseudo-patriotism should overcome the damage done
by our legislative and executive office holders is nothing short of frightening.
Take into account that the pledge was the idea of a defrocked socialistic cleric
who imagined a one-world government one day with America leading the way, and
then you begin to see just how misguided the pledge and the mandatory recitation
of it is. This needs to be vetoed.
Rep. Sandstrom: "If we don't do this, we could lose this country."Really, Rep. Sandstrom? Is paranoia now one of Utah's governing