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Should the phrase "under God" be removed from the Pledge of Allegiance?

Yes
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62%
No
260
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Total votes : 689

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The Land of Truth
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Postby The Land of Truth » Wed Sep 04, 2013 1:30 pm

Divair wrote:
Dyakovo wrote:It is a violation of the separation of church and state.

I got confused. I thought he meant the whole pledge.

Sorry, I should have clarified.
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Postby Des-Bal » Wed Sep 04, 2013 1:31 pm

I don't care. I don't believe in god and I don't consider the idea of any type of god existing valid in any meaningful way. I get over it. I frequently reference god in my speech I use god as a metaphor I invoke his name in anger it's a cultural thing and I don't particularly care that it isn't all inclusive.
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Postby The Land of Truth » Wed Sep 04, 2013 1:31 pm

Killzone35 wrote:
The Land of Truth wrote:I don't recite the pledge in the first place. As to my opinion: Yes, it should be taken out, because it violates the First Amendment.
:palm:

^What is this for?
RP: We are the Principality of New Vasconia! (Occupied by the Kingdom of Austiana.)
Personal: I am a 17-year old theological noncognitivist and atheist from the southern United States. I am a social democrat and democratic socialist.
98% of all Internet users would cry if Facebook broke down. If you are part of that 2% who simply would sit back and laugh, copy and paste this into your sig. Don't tell me what to do!
Ec: -8.62; Soc: -5.44

Your argument is invalid.

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Postby Enadail » Wed Sep 04, 2013 1:33 pm

Imperializt Russia wrote:
Fulflood wrote:I understand why the flag has its importance, but not why the flag is used in preference to saying it directly to the country; what's the point when it makes perfect sense if reference to the flag is removed from the pledge. It's kind of like sitting in someone's house and leaving a message on their answerphone instead of talking straight to them. And it's not like somehow the flag is more receptive to the pledge.

The government can fail. High office can fail. The state can fail. But the country, and its embodiment, the flag, stand on, infallible.


The country can fail too, and thinking that we're above reproach is foolish. In fact, we should accept that we can fail and to make sure that if we do, we correct our mistakes.

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Postby Imperializt Russia » Wed Sep 04, 2013 1:37 pm

I dunno, I just wrote some shit up on the spot.
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The Lost Souls
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Postby The Lost Souls » Wed Sep 04, 2013 1:44 pm

I think it should be kept, if you don't like that part in it you can skip over it.

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Postby The Land of Truth » Wed Sep 04, 2013 1:44 pm

The Lost Souls wrote:I think it should be kept, if you don't like that part in it you can skip over it.

It's unconstitutional.
RP: We are the Principality of New Vasconia! (Occupied by the Kingdom of Austiana.)
Personal: I am a 17-year old theological noncognitivist and atheist from the southern United States. I am a social democrat and democratic socialist.
98% of all Internet users would cry if Facebook broke down. If you are part of that 2% who simply would sit back and laugh, copy and paste this into your sig. Don't tell me what to do!
Ec: -8.62; Soc: -5.44

Your argument is invalid.

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The Lost Souls
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Postby The Lost Souls » Wed Sep 04, 2013 1:45 pm

The Land of Truth wrote:
The Lost Souls wrote:I think it should be kept, if you don't like that part in it you can skip over it.

It's unconstitutional.


Okay, but it has been there that long, what harm has it done?

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Postby Earth Empire » Wed Sep 04, 2013 1:46 pm

Who really cares.
You are an Ordoliberal. 1 percent of the test participators are in the same category and 82 percent are more extremist than you.
    Cosmopolitan 4%
    Fundamentalist 27%
    Reactionary 20%
    Authoritarian 14%
    Capitalistic 24%
    Militaristic 34%
    Anthropocentric 17%
You are a centrist moderate social authoritarian.
Right: 0.66, Authoritarian: 1.34


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Postby The Land of Truth » Wed Sep 04, 2013 1:46 pm

The Lost Souls wrote:
The Land of Truth wrote:It's unconstitutional.


Okay, but it has been there that long, what harm has it done?

The length of time it's been around is irrelevant, it's unconstitutional ergo it should not be in the Pledge.
RP: We are the Principality of New Vasconia! (Occupied by the Kingdom of Austiana.)
Personal: I am a 17-year old theological noncognitivist and atheist from the southern United States. I am a social democrat and democratic socialist.
98% of all Internet users would cry if Facebook broke down. If you are part of that 2% who simply would sit back and laugh, copy and paste this into your sig. Don't tell me what to do!
Ec: -8.62; Soc: -5.44

Your argument is invalid.

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The Land of Truth
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Postby The Land of Truth » Wed Sep 04, 2013 1:47 pm

Earth Empire wrote:Who really cares.

Anybody that's posted on this thread.
RP: We are the Principality of New Vasconia! (Occupied by the Kingdom of Austiana.)
Personal: I am a 17-year old theological noncognitivist and atheist from the southern United States. I am a social democrat and democratic socialist.
98% of all Internet users would cry if Facebook broke down. If you are part of that 2% who simply would sit back and laugh, copy and paste this into your sig. Don't tell me what to do!
Ec: -8.62; Soc: -5.44

Your argument is invalid.

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Postby Earth Empire » Wed Sep 04, 2013 1:48 pm

The Land of Truth wrote:
Earth Empire wrote:Who really cares.

Anybody that's posted on this thread.


Waste of time.
You are an Ordoliberal. 1 percent of the test participators are in the same category and 82 percent are more extremist than you.
    Cosmopolitan 4%
    Fundamentalist 27%
    Reactionary 20%
    Authoritarian 14%
    Capitalistic 24%
    Militaristic 34%
    Anthropocentric 17%
You are a centrist moderate social authoritarian.
Right: 0.66, Authoritarian: 1.34


We all bleed red

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Postby The Lost Souls » Wed Sep 04, 2013 1:48 pm

The Land of Truth wrote:
The Lost Souls wrote:
Okay, but it has been there that long, what harm has it done?

The length of time it's been around is irrelevant, it's unconstitutional ergo it should not be in the Pledge.


Okay.

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Postby The Land of Truth » Wed Sep 04, 2013 1:49 pm

Earth Empire wrote:
The Land of Truth wrote:Anybody that's posted on this thread.


Waste of time.

Then why are you posting? :eyebrow:
RP: We are the Principality of New Vasconia! (Occupied by the Kingdom of Austiana.)
Personal: I am a 17-year old theological noncognitivist and atheist from the southern United States. I am a social democrat and democratic socialist.
98% of all Internet users would cry if Facebook broke down. If you are part of that 2% who simply would sit back and laugh, copy and paste this into your sig. Don't tell me what to do!
Ec: -8.62; Soc: -5.44

Your argument is invalid.

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Postby Lost heros » Wed Sep 04, 2013 1:50 pm

The Lost Souls wrote:
The Land of Truth wrote:It's unconstitutional.


Okay, but it has been there that long, what harm has it done?

It has only been in the pledge of allegiance for 59 years, and for 62 years it wasn't there. So try again.
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Postby Des-Bal » Wed Sep 04, 2013 1:51 pm

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Waste of time implies there's some readily apparent and more important thing they could be doing. This provides the cursory amusement of debating a topic your post on the other hand serves nothing, whose time is less valuable here?
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Postby Earth Empire » Wed Sep 04, 2013 1:51 pm

The Land of Truth wrote:
Earth Empire wrote:
Waste of time.

Then why are you posting? :eyebrow:


OooOooOoooooo.
You are an Ordoliberal. 1 percent of the test participators are in the same category and 82 percent are more extremist than you.
    Cosmopolitan 4%
    Fundamentalist 27%
    Reactionary 20%
    Authoritarian 14%
    Capitalistic 24%
    Militaristic 34%
    Anthropocentric 17%
You are a centrist moderate social authoritarian.
Right: 0.66, Authoritarian: 1.34


We all bleed red

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Postby Lost heros » Wed Sep 04, 2013 1:51 pm

Earth Empire wrote:
The Land of Truth wrote:Anybody that's posted on this thread.


Waste of time.

We're not making you post in this thread. You can get up and leave if you're not going to post something useful, in fact I encourage you to get up and leave if you're not going to post something useful.
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Postby The Land of Truth » Wed Sep 04, 2013 1:52 pm

Earth Empire wrote:
The Land of Truth wrote:Then why are you posting? :eyebrow:


OooOooOoooooo.

I'm being serious. If you think it's a waste of time, then why post at all?
RP: We are the Principality of New Vasconia! (Occupied by the Kingdom of Austiana.)
Personal: I am a 17-year old theological noncognitivist and atheist from the southern United States. I am a social democrat and democratic socialist.
98% of all Internet users would cry if Facebook broke down. If you are part of that 2% who simply would sit back and laugh, copy and paste this into your sig. Don't tell me what to do!
Ec: -8.62; Soc: -5.44

Your argument is invalid.

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Postby The Lost Souls » Wed Sep 04, 2013 1:53 pm

The Land of Truth wrote:
Earth Empire wrote:
OooOooOoooooo.

I'm being serious. If you think it's a waste of time, then why post at all?


He's trolling, that's what they do.

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Postby Zottistan » Wed Sep 04, 2013 1:54 pm

The Lost Souls wrote:
The Land of Truth wrote:It's unconstitutional.


Okay, but it has been there that long, what harm has it done?

Violated many people's rights under the First Amendment.

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The Land of Truth
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Postby The Land of Truth » Wed Sep 04, 2013 1:55 pm

The Lost Souls wrote:
The Land of Truth wrote:I'm being serious. If you think it's a waste of time, then why post at all?


He's trolling, that's what they do.

He's not very good at it.
RP: We are the Principality of New Vasconia! (Occupied by the Kingdom of Austiana.)
Personal: I am a 17-year old theological noncognitivist and atheist from the southern United States. I am a social democrat and democratic socialist.
98% of all Internet users would cry if Facebook broke down. If you are part of that 2% who simply would sit back and laugh, copy and paste this into your sig. Don't tell me what to do!
Ec: -8.62; Soc: -5.44

Your argument is invalid.

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Postby Lemanrussland » Wed Sep 04, 2013 1:57 pm

It should be removed, yes. I agree fully with Regnum's reasoning. (really, the whole Pledge thing should be removed altogether, it's a waste of time, considering schools are supposed to be there for the benefit of students, not to act as indoctrination centers, supposedly anyway)

I expect anyone who tried would be committing political suicide, however. (imagine the racket the "Obama is fighting a *war* on Christmas!" people would be making if he suggested removing the references to God).

I think the only way it will be removed is through a judicial decision (people like the President would still get bombarded with flak for that, but hey, that's American politics for you).

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Postby Lost heros » Wed Sep 04, 2013 1:57 pm

The Lost Souls wrote:
The Land of Truth wrote:I'm being serious. If you think it's a waste of time, then why post at all?


He's trolling, that's what they do.

Trolling and trollnaming are against the rules, just so you know.
/notamod.
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Postby Earth Empire » Wed Sep 04, 2013 1:59 pm

Lost heros wrote:
The Lost Souls wrote:
He's trolling, that's what they do.

Trolling and trollnaming are against the rules, just so you know.
/notamod.


Yeah I'm not trolling. I'm messing with you guys. Please, lighten up. ;)
You are an Ordoliberal. 1 percent of the test participators are in the same category and 82 percent are more extremist than you.
    Cosmopolitan 4%
    Fundamentalist 27%
    Reactionary 20%
    Authoritarian 14%
    Capitalistic 24%
    Militaristic 34%
    Anthropocentric 17%
You are a centrist moderate social authoritarian.
Right: 0.66, Authoritarian: 1.34


We all bleed red

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