Friday, June 28, 2002 :::
i was asked recently, by the roommate/life-partner, to post more regularly. so. here we go.
with all the talk about the seperation of church and state i have a follow-up question: why must schoolchildren recite the pledge at all? isn't this a country that embraces freedom of choice? as in, i choose to live here, but not to pledge my allegiance out loud in front of the world because that's just too much for me. or i live here and like it, but would rather not be held to some silly, outdated, outmoded dogma that seemingly conscripts me into service.
for what it's worth, the rm/l-p and i have very similar thoughts on this subject, and propose another debate: is a burning flag not a truer symbol of this country than the flag itself... i.e.: because the flag represents the freedoms this country offers its citizens, including the right to dissent, does not a burning flag more accurately (if a little dramatically) represent those freedoms? discuss in the old comments box.