SALT LAKE CITY A House debate about Utah public school classrooms having to recite the Pledge of Allegiance every day drew patriotic speeches, some warnings and a little anger.

"People are being taught to be ashamed to be an American. We should be proud to be an American," said Rep. Stephen Sandstrom, R-Orem, adding there's an obligation to instill patriotism in children.

"If we don't do this, we could lose this country."

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