Why we say the Pledge of Allegiance in schools

Why do we saythe Pledge of Allegiance in public schools? In today’s society the United states is much more diverse in personal ideologies, as well as religious values. To some, the pledge is a very controversial subject due to pledging to a country, and pledging to God. The ideals of the Pledge are so linear that it is easy to have an idea that is different. Many prefer self gain, or improving business, or other ideas to that of creating a unified country. And that is not a bad thing, as America is credited with being one of the most diverse countries in existence, and a land that promises for dreams to come true. There are, however, others who believe that it shouldn’t be controversial at all because the process is just a pledge. It is certainly far from being an oath which can bind a student against what they are saying. Oaths are much more binding and official, with possible consequences if broken.You will not go to jail for not sayingthe pledge or devoting your life to an “indivisible” country, but you will go to jail for breaking an oath of office, or court martialed for breaking an oath when you are sworn into the U.S. military.The main reason that the pledge of allegiance is said in schools is to instill a sense of patriotism amongst students. To have a patriotic society is to have a society united to the cause to better their country. Having a patriotic society is having a society that supports the government and their decisions, and to support the military in any situations they may find themselves in.  

The pledge certainly has a lot of history, and this could be another thing which makes it so important in schools. Because the pledge has been prominent in American society for as many as 100 years, it could be too big a change and un-traditionalistic if the pledge was to be abandoned now following on from the years of prominence that it has had in the educational arena. It would be similar to adding another star to the flag, or changing America’s national pastime to football, or deciding that our national bird is a pidgeon (looking at you England). It just does not happen, because it has been integrated into the American way of life. And, if anyone still has a huge and unbreakable issue with it, they are free under American law to just not say the pledge, or leave out the parts that they personally conflict with. It’s really that simple.


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