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    AnonymousDec 18, 2013 at 5:47 am

    I love the pledge

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    uni_studentDec 18, 2013 at 4:03 am

    Uni is a school with (contrary to popular belief!) students belonging to many different ethnicities, races, and religions. I feel that, especially with the strong opinions of some of my fellow students and even some teachers, students who don’t wish to say the pledge will be placed in an uncomfortable position.
    It also takes up valuable school time.
    Furthermore, why implement this now? We’ve been doing just fine so far.
    All in all, saying the pledge in highschool is an unnecessary addition to an already packed schoolday, and this decision (if it goes through) doesn’t seem to respect the opinions of Uni’s diverse student body.

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    AnonymousDec 11, 2013 at 7:50 am

    I think it takes away valuable school time. I think it’s unnecessary because we were aight for the past 30 years, and no one mentioned a thing. This attempt of bring nationalism into University High School is uncalled for. I very much respect the pledge and America, in a more general term, but I don’t quite understand why now, and why must things change when things were already good the way it was before.
    Thank you all, and God bless.

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    Facob JeuerbornDec 11, 2013 at 6:48 am

    Frankly, as an Asian with a Canadian citizenship living in America, I simply do not care that much to devote 30 seconds every day reciting the Pledge of Allegiance. I’d much rather learn more about -interesting- stuff like polyatomic ions or something

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    Jacob FeuerbornDec 11, 2013 at 6:44 am

    Damn you, comment system. Damn you and your sporadic, slow working ways.

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    Jacob FeuerbornDec 11, 2013 at 6:41 am

    Mindless nationalism has characterized many totalitarian regimes throughout history, and such patriotic fervor is almost always embedded into the population’s consciousness in the impressionable stages of adolescence. Nazi Germany had its Hitler Youth, North Korea has its Pledge of National Allegiance, and even Cuba has a mandatory tribute to a deceased communist revolutionary allied to Castro. These are extreme examples, of course, but the true purpose of the pledge of allegiance remains the same: to convince the populace that their country is benevolent, regardless of the truth and at the stage in the people’s lives when they are least equipped to make an educated judgment on their own.

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    Jacob FeuerbornDec 11, 2013 at 6:24 am

    Overpowering and mindless nationalism has defined various totalitarian regimes throughout history; such unquestioning obedience is always pounded into the minds of the populace when they are most vulnerable: their early teenage years. Nazi germany had its Hitler Youth, with its own pledge of loyalty, and North Korea has its own Pledge of National Allegiance. The American pledge, of course, is very mild when compared to these two extreme examples, but the intent remains the same: to convince the populace that their nation is benevolent, regardless of the truth and at the stage when the people are least qualified to make an educated judgement for themselves.

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      AnonDec 18, 2013 at 2:48 am

      Godwin’s law much?

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