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    • Sam Adams
    • 11.10.10 | 08:04 (IST)

    The pledge of allegiance in the US is voluntary, and many of us in the USA refuse to say it. I won't sweat allegiance to a flag, a nation, or a nation `under god'. That pledge was put in place in a bit of nationalistic fervor, and the words 'under god' were put in it in 1954, in a reaction to the Supreme Court's decision that public schools should not be racially segregated. Nationalism is a cancer, and loyalty oaths are a symptom of the illness.

    from the article: The Jewish Republic of Israel
    First published 01:21 10.10.10 | Last updated 01:21 10.10.10
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