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Published: Tuesday, Feb. 28 2012 5:00 p.m. MST

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Steve C. Warren

Thanks to Sen. Stephenson for including language in the Pledge bill directing that students be advised that the Pledge is voluntary and that they should respect students who choose not to participate.

Personally, I agree with former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura, who sees the Pledge as a loyalty oath more fitting of a totalitarian state, such as Nazi Germany. Nevertheless, I welcome the efforts of people like Sen. Stephenson who make it less coercive.

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