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  •  realize, I'm saying this is alright (0+ / 0-)

    in a democracy, I'm just pointing out that our democracy is alive and well, despite our egregious pledge of allegiance.

    So, your title is unnecesarily inflammatory.

    Emo's Prayer - "Lord, please break the laws of the universe for my convenience" - Emo Philips

    by AlyoshaKaramazov on Thu Oct 07, 2010 at 06:58:30 AM PDT

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    •  Maybe Yes, Maybe No (1+ / 0-)
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      Where the issue does differ is that the Pledge of Allegiance has no formal standing in US politics or law.  An oath which does have standing is the Oath of Allegiance administered during the US naturalization process, which any natural born citizen would have no trouble accepting either.  Perhaps the Israeli legislation should be changed to focus on the Israeli constitution and Israeli laws along similar lines to the US Oath of Allegiance.  Of course, that doesn't make it the wedge issue which some seem to desire, nor a tool with which to scuttle the peace talks.

      "Love the Truth, defend the Truth, speak the Truth, and hear the Truth" - Jan Hus, d.1415 CE

      by PrahaPartizan on Thu Oct 07, 2010 at 07:31:16 AM PDT

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    •  you are comparing apples to mufflers (2+ / 0-)
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      capelza, esquimaux

      the pledge of allegiance is not required to hold a job.

      Free Bradley Manning!

      by Tom J on Thu Oct 07, 2010 at 07:44:03 AM PDT

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