Anonymous said: Im not from america, whats the pledge of allegiance? Is it like the national anthem or something?
lol no. Every single morning, in every school across the country, we are made to stand up and place our hand over our heart, stare at the US flag and in unison, recite the following pledge:
"I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under God, with liberty and justice for all."
Depending on what school you go to or how seriously your school, state, or country takes it, you can get in trouble for refusing to do the pledge. I even knew of kids getting in trouble for skipping the “one nation under God” part. It’s all very ridiculous to me and it’s meant to instill a sense of patriotism I guess? It’s just a bit creepy and traditionalist and built upon instilling this great American pride in children of the US.
I never realized how creepy that sounded until someone described it. Holy fuck