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Badwubs 87 points ago +87 / -0

Only did it through elementary school, gone 5th grade

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Ponzo 70 points ago +70 / -0

Where i grew up in Austria we had the Krampus and Nikolaus show up at School until wokerati complained its not inclusive and scary for muslims and removed them.

https://i.ytimg.com/vi/6bdHr8Kdocc/maxresdefault.jpg

the Nikolaus (pope looking guy) gave nice children candy, peanuts and mandarins, the Krampus used to whip bad kids with a bundle of twigs and gave them coal. I got whooped because my teacher did not like me.

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Badwubs 44 points ago +46 / -2

Krampus is needed in America, threat of jail or timeout doesnt seem to be working

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Ponzo 30 points ago +30 / -0

Once a year they march through towns/cities and beat kids with rods, good times.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lNs32DJvtHA

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NC_patriot 14 points ago +15 / -1

Holy shit, that's kind of scary.

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WiseOldOwl 25 points ago +25 / -0

Yeah, but I've become convinced that a happy medium in "abuse" or "trauma" is important. Too little you grow up a weak crybaby/crybully, too much you grow up broken.

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TD_Covfefe_Crusader 15 points ago +15 / -0

If you never experience any actual trauma then minor inconveniences or misfortunes in daily life becomes trauma. I've lost count of how many leftist losers I know, mostly older women, that claim that they have PTSD over shit like their cat dying. One of my favorites recently was one that posted about sobbing in bed all day because she broke her favorite bong.

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WiseOldOwl 17 points ago +17 / -0

I can have sympathy for the woman with the cat. That's a living thing. Losing an object? That can sting but sobbing all day is an excessive reaction.

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Prudentwait 6 points ago +6 / -0

It's also worth noting that women these days are on tons of mind altering drugs, vaccines, birth controls etc.

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Sparks1017 12 points ago +12 / -0

I Agree, I went to Catholic school for 12 years and in elementary, if you acted up in class, the names were recorded and at end of day you got it across the back of the legs with the yardstick, none of us grew up traumatized, and guess what, you learned, and parents didn't interfere. You were taught respect and discipline and that is very much missing these days

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Konsaki 11 points ago +11 / -0

threat of jail

A dog without teeth is all bark, no bite.

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TD_Covfefe_Crusader 8 points ago +8 / -0

Based Krampus.

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minotaurbeach 15 points ago +15 / -0

Krampus eats children and young unmarried women that stray too far from God, it was a warning embedded in European folklore because history is always being subverted.

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TD_Covfefe_Crusader 10 points ago +11 / -1

"Tastes just like chicken."

-Krampus

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Jabron661 12 points ago +12 / -0

Why would Krampus beat children with an FBI agent?

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Junionthepipeline 1 point ago +1 / -0

Bigger stick.he dont fuck around

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frogface 7 points ago +7 / -0

Removing the muslims was smart thinking.

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Athena86 1 point ago +1 / -0

The movie Krampas is one of my favorite horror moviese especially the ending. Lol

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RedLeadredemption 46 points ago +46 / -0

It’s funny people complain “This wasn’t always around! It only started happening during McCarthyist Cold War era!”

Well, guess what, it was a great fucking idea for that exact same reason then, and it’s a great fucking idea for right now and always too.

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lordmastern 29 points ago +29 / -0

McCarthy was right. Whatever you think of his methods, he was right. And we are paying the price for not listening.

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WiseOldOwl 18 points ago +19 / -1

Damn right. McCarthy was a fucking saint and the only thing he did wrong was he stopped. Hollywood has always been red.

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lordmastern 4 points ago +4 / -0

Razorfist, is that you?

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WiseOldOwl 4 points ago +4 / -0

No, but I do love his video on that.

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WiseOldOwl 7 points ago +7 / -0

Anyone curious, here it is. https://www.bitchute.com/video/ZOtinTlx7yo/

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MR_ROBOT1776 1 point ago +1 / -0

They're even more wrong than what you think they are.

https://www.thoughtco.com/why-americans-gave-the-bellamy-salute-3322328

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TD_Covfefe_Crusader 9 points ago +9 / -0

I still recite the Pledge of Allegiance at least once a week at meetings. Many organizations and city governments still do this.

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Leatherwood 5 points ago +5 / -0

In my elementary school, we said the pledge after lunch and then sang "My Country 'tis of Thee". Can't think of the last time I heard that song so I just sang it to remind myself how much better it is than "God save the queen".

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TruthyBrat 4 points ago +4 / -0

I do it 1-2 times a week at various events.

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Bldg_2019 54 points ago +54 / -0

Still did that in the 90s. What do they do now, drag queen story time?

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alienjesus 27 points ago +27 / -0

They pledge allegiance to tranny flag.

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603win 19 points ago +19 / -0

“I pledge allegiance, to the fags Of the Communist States of America And to the Chinese for which it serves One vassal state, under tHe sCiEnCe, With restrictions, and rules, for all”

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basedvirginian 13 points ago +13 / -0

Awoman!

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lgbtqiacdefhjkmnoprs 4 points ago +4 / -0

Building nationalism is of the utmost importance to ensure America's survival.

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Bldg_2019 1 point ago +1 / -0

Completely agree.

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CraftyBarnardo 47 points ago +47 / -0

With liberty and justice for all. Except white people and trump supporters.

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Donger-Lord2 15 points ago +15 / -0

Yeah that’s not allowed for us.

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Odeon 41 points ago +43 / -2

Under. GOD.

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Pede3 22 points ago +23 / -1

Indivisible

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LonelyLadypedeSF_CA 20 points ago +20 / -0

With liberty

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basedvirginian 28 points ago +28 / -0

And justice for all*

*during governmental operating hours as according to our “Attorney General”

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ThomasJ 13 points ago +14 / -1

And justice for none.

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OPsMom 3 points ago +3 / -0

All except elite pedos

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masterfulsky 13 points ago +13 / -0

you know...you know the thing

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Thehoytime 1 point ago +1 / -0

One of many lies in that commie pledge.

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JohnAdams 7 points ago +7 / -0

God is mentioned four times in the Declaration of Independence.

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Libertyisdying -27 points ago +9 / -36

Fuck that. That always pissed me off. It says very specifically "separation of church in state". Not everyone is gulbblie enough for historical fiction. Keep the God shit out.

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MakeSpaceGreatAgain 29 points ago +31 / -2

Where does it say that? Do you know where the phrase "separation of church and state" comes from? I assure you you won't find it in the Constitution. Also, as an atheist, I can't stand other atheists who freak out every time someone brings up God. Just let it go man

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FragoDelight 5 points ago +5 / -0

You won’t find the pledge in the constitution either man.

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Libertyisdying -3 points ago +1 / -4

" First Amendment Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances." Its actually ellobarated in the constitution. Literally the first admendment. As an atheist, I can't stand it when other atheists say "stop fighting for equal ground, just take it in the ass and then the mouth like the rest of us."

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Libertyisdying -20 points ago +5 / -25

You are a wannabe atheist who hasn't even read the constitution or bill of rights. "Separation of church and state" is paraphrased from Thomas Jefferson and used by others in expressing an understanding of the intent and function of the Establishment Clause and Free Exercise Clause of the First Amendment to the United States Constitution which reads: "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof...". Guess what, "under god" was not in the pledge until 1954. Can understand "shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion"? If not, then gtfo patriots.win since you don't even know basic shit like that. What else do you want me to school you on?

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iDinduNuffin 20 points ago +24 / -4

Establishment of religion =/= anything religious

Separation of church and state =/= exclusion of religion from state

Try again. Why does this piss you off so much, out of curiosity?

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Libertyisdying -10 points ago +3 / -13

Because you are false framing. Separation of church and state = not being pro any religion. The court expects me to swear an oath to a God when I have to testify. People like you continue to lie about these topics. You just want christianity or what ever other religions that have a single god to be the default when that is also being prejudiced against the other religions that have multiple gods or gods with specific names. Separation of church and state = being neutral to all religions and the non religious. Try again.

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tashnag_01 6 points ago +9 / -3

Found the fag.

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Libertyisdying -4 points ago +3 / -7

Found ththe tranny

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iDinduNuffin 2 points ago +4 / -2

Separation of church and state = not being pro any religion.

Wrong.

Separation of church and state = separation of church and state authority, i.e. no Anglicans passing laws making it illegal to be Protestant.

Christianity is the default. And it is prejudiced against the other religions. This nation was created by Christians, the moral basis of most of its values are built on Christian thinking. The ones that aren't derive from Greek/Roman or other general European philosophy.

Why would the court give a shit about your god or gods instead of the God of their own community? Your gods or religion could be anything. There's more than one that commands you to lie in furtherance of them or to avoid persecution. The vast majority don't reflect the values of our nation. You're delusional if you think we need to hold them all in equal regard just because we don't think the government should have the power to outlaw their practice.

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Libertyisdying -2 points ago +1 / -3

Wrong. Neutrality is default. It says separation of church and state and does not include the words "only applies to state authority".

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Junionthepipeline -2 points ago +1 / -3

You will be ok little guy just cry into your teddy bear

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Libertyisdying 3 points ago +3 / -0

Yes ma'am

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FireannDireach 7 points ago +10 / -3

I'm trying to wrap my head around the concept of a "wannabe" atheist. How does that even work? Atheism is not a political movement, stance, or philosophy. It just means you don't believe in religious beliefs. I'm am atheist, have been my whole life, I don't quite understand how you could be a "wannabe" atheist. You either are, or aren't.

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Libertyisdying -10 points ago +2 / -12

I was making fun of you as you sounded like a religious nut trying to pretend to be not religious. Otherwise you would've known that atheists are prejudiced against in the courts. The court expects you to swear an oath to a God in order to testify. Does it makes since to you yet?

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FireannDireach 7 points ago +9 / -2

You were making fun of me? You weren't responding to me. If you're going to troll, try to keep track in the threads you're shitting in, m'kay?

Don't you have anything better to do today than troll here?

Also, no courts I'm aware of require an oath to god, and haven't for decades and decades and decades. I believe that was done away with in the late 1800's.

The only think that makes sense to me is you're just another troll. And, not a very good troll. Now tell me to "cope" like the 4channer you are.

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Libertyisdying -2 points ago +2 / -4

Cope. There you go. You seem like you needed to be right about something.

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FormerGraveheart 0 points ago +2 / -2

No you weren't, you were making fun of someone else. That's a different pede.

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Dogebastian 1 point ago +1 / -0

the real red pill: the establishment clause only applies to the federal government and the state governments may establish religions (and did)

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Libertyisdying -3 points ago +1 / -4

Say "separation of church and state", but this time. Slowly.

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KernalMustard 1 point ago +1 / -0

I want to say it was Thomas Payne. I could be wrong though

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DJTrump 0 points ago +2 / -2

Bullshit. The whole notion as it stands today came to being not long ago from a KKK member and Dem judge Hugo Black.

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Libertyisdying 2 points ago +2 / -0

What?

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winterblade 8 points ago +11 / -3

//Keep the God shit out.//

Screw off, God hater.

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Libertyisdying -8 points ago +3 / -11

If you want, I can hate you along with your imaginary characters?

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KernalMustard 3 points ago +3 / -0

I usually jump into these discussions like a cat on a mouse. I'm sitting this one out

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Libertyisdying -1 points ago +1 / -2

The more who helps, the better.

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winterblade 0 points ago +1 / -1

//If you want, I can hate you along with your imaginary characters?//

Sorry pal, I'm fresh out of "imaginary characters."

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Libertyisdying -1 points ago +1 / -2

They never run out

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winterblade 0 points ago +1 / -1

//They never run out//

What's funny is that you have zero objective or rational moral justification for any of the views, political or otherwise, that you espouse on this site. From where you sit, there's nothing objectively wrong with chopping the genitals off of kids, or aborting human life, or pedophilia, or gay orgies, or anything else you might not happen to like about the liberal left. As a (militant) atheist, you're just floundering around like a dimwit and nothing you're deterministically "wired to believe in" as the cheap sack of molecules in motion that you supposedly are has any real meaning or ultimate purpose.

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Libertyisdying -1 points ago +1 / -2

I do things because it's the right thing to do. You do things not because it's the right thing to do, but because you are afraid of being put in a imaginary place because a book that rips off hundreds of other religions say to. Don't come at me acting like you are morally superior. Because that's just a lie.

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frogface 3 points ago +6 / -3

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion or prohibiting the free exercise thereof,

There is no separation of church and state clause in the bill of rights. Somebody has been lying to you.

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Libertyisdying -1 points ago +4 / -5

You mean the Thomas Jefferson, one of the founding fathers, lied?

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Libertyisdying -1 points ago +2 / -3

I never said it's in the bill of rights.... It's in the constitution...

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frogface 0 points ago +2 / -2

look again.

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Libertyisdying -1 points ago +2 / -3

First Amendment Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances. Now you know.

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minotaurbeach 2 points ago +2 / -0

Go back in history to see who lobbied for that. Jewish kids could excuse themselves from Christian classes in American school, but were allowed to stay and listen if they wanted.

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Freeeeeeeeeeeeeedom 1 point ago +1 / -0

Not an American, just a curious observer. But what does the pledge have to do with the separation of church in state? Are you not also pledging allegiance to the nation? The WASPs who founded America?

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Libertyisdying -2 points ago +1 / -3

Before I answer that. What does WASP stand for?

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Freeeeeeeeeeeeeedom 3 points ago +3 / -0

White Anglo Saxon Protestant

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Libertyisdying -3 points ago +1 / -4

The pledge is adopted by Congress. Those who go to court are expect to swear an oath of honor to a God in order to testify. The first amendment is suppose to stop any preference to any religion. I don't pledge allegiance to the current U.S., it's been pulled far from what it was suppose to be. I pledge allegiance to the United Stated Of America that the founding fathers created, tho it's seemly dead now. The founding fathers knew the problems of governments that favored any religions caused, and carefully crafted text to prevent the secularization of our laws, yet those are ignored by the legislators. The founding fathers did not want any one way of thought to be pushed onto the populace other than the mindset of liberty. I will fight and die for someone's right to practice their religion, even if I think their religion is a cult manipulating them. I want the freedom of thought, in all aspects of my government. Not biased towards any one school of thought. Equal in all views of justice.

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Freeeeeeeeeeeeeedom 1 point ago +1 / -0

You're still not addressing my question. It's a simple one. Are you not pledging allegiance to the nation when you say the pledge?

The pledge used to say "one nation". It was Eisenhower who added "one nation under God" to the pledge. The original pledge was created by socialists, and he added that specifically to attack the Marxist undertone of "one nation".

The fact is that a government is nothing without the people it is supposed to govern. Just compare Liberia to what used to be America under the WASPs. Or compare America in 2021 to America in the late 1800's. Change the nation, and you change the rules. So if you want to pledge allegiance to the America of the Founding Fathers, you have to support your WASP brethren. You don't have to be a Protestant yourself, but you do have to refrain from attacking the Christian culture and the Anglo-Saxon identity.

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Libertas_Vel_Mors 26 points ago +26 / -0

Fortunately, we still do this at every local government board meeting.

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TruthyBrat 2 points ago +2 / -0

Right!?

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Forgot_Password 21 points ago +23 / -2

Not sure if this is still a thing, but in In Texas we did the Pledge of Allegiance and Pledge to the Texas Flag

https://www.txmemes.com/post/texas-is-the-only-state-where-citizens-also-pledge-allegiance-to-the-state-flag

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maga_gal 2 points ago +2 / -0

Texas teacher here. Can confirm, we still do this :)

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ravioli_king 19 points ago +21 / -2

I'd much rather have this type of "indoctrination" to our country than our race. I would hope all countries say their same pledge.

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Pinochet_Was_Right 40 points ago +40 / -0

Lived in the UK for a while and they always mentioned this as weird. Had me thinking, it really is necessary when you have a population come from all reaches of the globe, including countries we could be hostile against in the future.

I think a lot of our problems stem from people wanting to be 'in America', but not become Americans.

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basedvirginian 23 points ago +23 / -0

You nailed it beautifully. They want gibs, but do not respect our country enough to assimilate

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ObamasLooseButthole 22 points ago +22 / -0

I was born and raised in Scotland. We never did this and were basically told it's "weird" to "worship" a flag like the Americans do.

Now that I'm in the US I think it's a fucking shame that every country doesn't respect their flag and country like people do here.

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Pinochet_Was_Right 12 points ago +12 / -0

We do put flags absolutely everywhere. Someone mentioned this to me and noticed it whenever I came back. A lot of houses, businesses, clothes, advertising brands, etc..

People think the US is bad with the number of flags?

Go to Texas

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ObamasLooseButthole 11 points ago +11 / -0

I've never heard that there were too many of them just how everyone is brought up in school saying the pledge of allegiance and how the national anthem is about the flag. I think it's all amazing and much better than singing our praises to the Queen.

But because of your comment I imagine I'm going to be seeing the flag everywhere now.

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NC_patriot 6 points ago +6 / -0

Go to Denmark! The Danes are very patriotic and put their flag everywhere. They even stick them in their wedding cakes.

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minotaurbeach 4 points ago +4 / -0

Americans and Canadians did too-[not wedding cakes, but 4th of july Cakes/memorial day/Veterans day and every home]

They are already arresting Canadians for waving the Canada flag, how long before that reaches here if the election does not get over turned?

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ohwell316 8 points ago +8 / -0

Our Flag means something. Other flags are just decorations

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basedvirginian 5 points ago +5 / -0

I love the history behind our flag. Other European nations just have fuckin stripes while we have an ~aesthetic~ flag 🇺🇸

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FireannDireach 5 points ago +5 / -0

But we don't "worship" the flag. We pledge allegiance to it (or, did), and the Republic: "I pledge allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America, and to the Republic for which it stands," - note the "republic" part.

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ObamasLooseButthole 4 points ago +4 / -0

Yeah I know. I was just offering the viewpoint of how it is viewed in the UK. Most there only know the "I pledge allegiance to the flag" part if they know any of it at all.

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lgbtqiacdefhjkmnoprs 2 points ago +2 / -0

Nationalism is a necessity.

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magaeducator 15 points ago +15 / -0

I have my students do this still

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Seth_MTB101 6 points ago +6 / -0

based

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Trilby 15 points ago +15 / -0

[raises hand]

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AussieTrumpFan 2 points ago +2 / -0

Ssshh, people don't like to remember that the Bellamy salute was a part of the pledge. At least until some Margaret Sanger loving socialists came along and took it for their own purposes.

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Artisane 9 points ago +9 / -0

That, and having the TV sign off every night

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Karens_Ex_Husband 9 points ago +9 / -0

I remember it...as a kid we were all proud to do so. I also remember our atomic bomb drills, where we hid under our desks and looked away from the windows as the siren at our school blared. Back then, in the mid-sixties, communists/fascists were the enemy and we as a country had a fresh memory of how many people had died and suffered due their regimes knowing our country helped defeat them. Now our children and grandchildren are taught Marxist ideology and how “bad” we are as a country, while the CCP buys up every politician/professor/lobbyist and intelligence officer they can find. We need to win our country back.

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FreeSpeechLivesOn 8 points ago +8 / -0

Not sure if all schools in Florida say the Pledge of Allegiance. I know schools by me in Florida broadcast through the PA system. Not sure if the kids have to stand or not.

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hiddensfinger 2 points ago +2 / -0

When I went you were required to stand but after awhile I dudnt feel like saying it bc It seemed redundant

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TheAnomalousUser 8 points ago +8 / -0

I still do this in my school, thank god

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iorek 7 points ago +7 / -0

Do they not anymore?

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AKGG 3 points ago +3 / -0

I was born in 91 and we stopped in first grade

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Chicitybendah 2 points ago +2 / -0

93 and we did it all the way through high school

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cantw889 6 points ago +6 / -0

We actually used to fight over who got to hold Old Glory

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slaphappy2 5 points ago +5 / -0

When my daughter was in public middle school in New York City - she told me she was the only kid standing for the pledge.

Even the teacher wouldn't stand.

I hope God gives me a warning before he goes full Sodom and Gomorrah on this blue state shitthole.

A few more years till retirement and freedom ...

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loric4882 1 point ago +1 / -0

What a brave girl!

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slaphappy2 2 points ago +2 / -0

Sad to say - by the time she finished high school, they brainwashed her into becoming a progressive, despite my best efforts.

Sorry the story had to have a sad ending.

The high school was a propaganda factory, with only leftism and no academic subjects. And no, I could not afford private school.

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ironhorse 5 points ago +5 / -0

I remember being raised as a Jehovah's witness and my mother forbid me to stand and say the pledge. It was a difficult time in my life. Surprisingly the other kids did not give me any grieve about it.

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Spez-Covfefe 4 points ago +4 / -0

I too grew up in that cult. I always knew it was bullshit but couldn't do anything about until I got older. I never did get baptized.

Oddly enough I think it helped me in a way in spotting bullshit and people with dishonest intentions.

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loric4882 2 points ago +2 / -0

If you were raised a Jehovah's Witness and ended up on Patriots.win, you deserve more than an updoot!

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O_A_N 3 points ago +3 / -0

I was also raised in that Marxist cult and wasn't allowed to recite the pledge. I absolutely would today.

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bakecaker 5 points ago +5 / -0

Graduated 09. Did every year, every morning, even into senior year. In New Jersey too.

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ChikfilaFan 4 points ago +4 / -0

Remember the 90s!?

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redditadminssuckit 4 points ago +4 / -0

Yep... through high school even.

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jumpy2021 3 points ago +3 / -0

I do! I also remember crouching under my desk in Nuclear Attack drills.

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FireannDireach 3 points ago +3 / -0

We had to crouch in the hallway, lined up. Wouldn't have saved our tiny butts in the least.

But we did get to do the desk thing in CA, for earthquake drills.

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loric4882 2 points ago +2 / -0

Duck and cover

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s810h8su 3 points ago +3 / -0

Who is old enough to remember singing "Dixie" in elementary school? I do. And I grew up in California.

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Hanging_Chad 3 points ago +3 / -0

Wait, they no longer do this??

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WeaponizedSmirk 3 points ago +3 / -0

My youngest daughter's school still does this.

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Ladybug87 3 points ago +3 / -0

Both my kids are saying it in school. They are in elementary school.

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MR_ROBOT1776 2 points ago +2 / -0

Who's old enough to remember that they used to do Bellamy salute prior to WWII?

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SiBear117 2 points ago +2 / -0

Yes! Proudly facing the flag which was near the window in elementary school.

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Dialectic 2 points ago +2 / -0

Your kids can still do that if you want them too if you homeschool

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JohnniesTime 2 points ago +2 / -0

Is that Fauci in the front row?

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ThurstonHowell3rd 1 point ago +1 / -0

He'd never be in the front row because that would make it too hard for him to stick one of his classmates with a needle when they aren't looking.

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ContraryMerry 2 points ago +2 / -0

My school gave a weekly reward to two students for best behavior. That rewards was raising the flag everyday.

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proforma 2 points ago +2 / -0

Bring it back, along with prayer in schools. Those that don't want to pray can indulge in a moment of silence--or doodle on their desks.

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PissJuggernaut 2 points ago +2 / -0

GOD BLESS AMERICA

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GhostOfMyFormerSelf 2 points ago +2 / -0

Me, and bomb drills too.

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Gmelindag 2 points ago +2 / -0

I remember it

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minotaurbeach 2 points ago +2 / -0

This, and we had bomb drills until I was in third grade

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mass55th 2 points ago +2 / -0

Grammar School in the 50's...Prayer and Pledge of Allegiance every morning.

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kippo_hard 2 points ago +2 / -0

At each assembly we used to sing the national anthem. Do they still do that anymore?

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CelesteD 2 points ago +2 / -0

I do. We had the pledge of allegiance all the way through sixth grade where I am. We had some Jehovah's witness kids allowed to step outside, but thats it.

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IBentMyWookie 2 points ago +2 / -0

Like many things from my youth; didn’t love it then, wish to hell I took it more seriously now.

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learntocode 2 points ago +2 / -0

Here is what I remember:

i plead alignment

to the flakes

of the untitled snakes

of merrycow

and to the republicans

for which they scam

one nacho

underpants

with licorice and jugs of wine

for owls

PLAY BALL!!!!

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GameStonks 2 points ago +2 / -0

I was the little shit who wouldn't say "under God."

I thought the phrase was endorsement of religion. I didn't understand that what it really meant was: individual liberty comes from God; or for the atheists, individual liberty is an intrinsic quality of humanity. Acknowledging that the thing you're pledging allegiance to is under, or less important to, individual liberty, is a really powerful thing.

We need to bring this back, and we need to explain the point of those two words, "under God".

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1UselessIdiot1 2 points ago +2 / -0

Still do this every day. How do I know?

I lead the pledge in my son's 3rd grade class on Zoom.

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mattraff2 2 points ago +2 / -0

My 5th grader says the pledge of allegiance and the TX state song never been happier since leaving Seattle for TX!!!

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EdisonHwy 1 point ago +1 / -0

local gatherings are also closed with a singing of The Battle Hymn of the Republic.

So Sooooo different from the Golden State.

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sleepyjoedirt 2 points ago +2 / -0

👍

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Onajet312 2 points ago +2 / -0

My neighbor is a public middle school teacher in CA. She makes her students stand for the pledge of allegiance every morning. It is not mandatory, but in her classroom it is enforced.

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Znut55 2 points ago +2 / -0

Absolutely...and only biological girls wore dresses...no pants/slacks allowed in school.

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WashingtonPede 2 points ago +2 / -0

I miss patriotism in the classroom. It disappeared around 2013 and was replaced with “white man bad”. Saddening.

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Kerra_Holt 2 points ago +2 / -0

Not only this, but we'd sing America the Beautiful and say a prayer afterwards. Most of my teachers were Christian.