So I came across this story yesterday on a local news website in which there seems to be some controversy surrounding saying the Pledge of Allegiance in the classroom. The New Jersey Law Revision Commission says it is unconstitutional to require anyone to recite it against their will. Oh really?
On Tuesday, together with my children, I watched a documentary on 9/11. We all remember 9/11, right? When over 3,000 innocent people of every race, religion and age viciously lost their lives? How can we forget the overwhelming outpouring of American unity we witnessed from that day on? Do you remember the symbol of hope that was on almost every doorstep and every corner of every street across the United States? It was the American Flag. A tribute to not just our country’s founding fathers and the fallen/active service men and women, but for the freedom we have so dearly fought and paid for.
So many people have their hands in the pot of what is right and what is wrong. Why can’t we leave at least one law in place that we all must follow that shows a sign of respect for our country? When you go to a Phillies game, do we not all stand and sing The Star Spangled Banner? We live in a country in which we are allowed to practice whatever religion of our choosing, so I don’t understand why people gripe so much over one word. As summer quickly approaches, we embark on more national holidays – 4th of July is right around the corner. So tell me, is there going to come a day where we’re not even allowed to celebrate that?