My Life with the Pledge

All of this blogging about the “pledge” and b!X’s post about the time he refused to say it in high school reminds me of my checkered pledge past.
When I was a young student, we were a nation “indivisible” and not “under God.” No problem there for me. By the time I was a teacher and had to stand up with my class to say the pledge, the “God” thing had been inserted; no one ever noticed that, while my lips were moving, I wasn’t saying anything. Then came the Viet Nam war, and I was an Assistant 4-H Leader of a group of a half-dozen girls that included my daughter. I was protesting the war and refused to say the pledge. I’m probably the only 4-H leader that ever got fired for political insubordination. Heh.

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