Thursday, January 05, 2006

Pledge to the flag petition

This is a LAZY democracy. Everybody wants to think adding their name to an email petition list will do some good. Sorry. Most of these email lists are designed primarily to scoop up as many email addresses as possible to confirm addresses for future spam mail. My suggestion: If you care about REinstatinghte Pledge to the flag in public schools (I DO!) Write an individual letter to your congressman and senators. Write a letter to the editor and send a copy when printed to your congressman. The lazy way ... goes nowhere in my opinion.

WHY is it sensible to have the pledge to the flag?
.......From day one, America has been a nation of immigrants. Even the native Americans were assimilated into the national purpose and culture of America. Even though cultural diversity is a good thing - SO is National Identity and the specific culture of tolerance that goes with our specific national identity. One of the few national identifiers left is the Pledge. Thus - from its short message - ingrained in our thoughts, we understand we can rise above personal differences to be a part of something bigger - something that has a high ideal whether it is always perfectly achieved or not. The pledge is a glue that celebrates our "oneness" while also
appreciating our individuality. Not many nations have been able to achieve this bond among its people unless they are totally homogeonous. The USA IS NOT homogeonous. We need the reminder that we are indeed "one nation", "indivisible" and that we are also endowed with many individual personal "liberties".
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TO REINSTATE PLEDGE TO THE FLAG IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS
Agree or Delete: Instructions to sign are at the bottom.
PETITION FOR PRES. BUSH
PETITION TO REINSTATE PLEDGE TO THE FLAG IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS:
1. Frankie Dorsett
2. Marilyn Hampton
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and me.. at about 1850...
If you don't forward the petition and just stop it, we will lose all these names. If you do not want to sign it, please forward it to everyone you know. Thank you!!! To add your name, click on "forward". You will be able to add your name at the bottom of the list and then forward it to your friends. THE 2,000TH PERSON SEND IT ON TO THE FOLLOWING E-MAIL ADDRESS: President@WhiteHouse.gov

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