The flag stands for justice


Published: Monday, May 1, 2006 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Sunday, April 30, 2006 at 10:50 p.m.
In response to Eddie Bryan's April 12 letter: I agree that I also mumbled through the Pledge of Allegiance when in school many years ago. After the pledge we also sang "My Country Tis of Thee."
Did it instill patriotism in me? No. Did it give me a sense of belonging? Yes.
Pledging allegiance to a flag that represents a country which was founded on the ideals of every man having liberty to pursue those goals which are right for that particular individual is not a thing which should simply be stopped because there are those who feel it an inconvenience or a waste of time. Rather, we should be teaching our youth exactly what our flag stands for.
Part of that truth is having love enough for our country that when we see injustices and wrongdoing we are obligated to say "No, I will not stand for this."
In this country many of our problems stem from those who have lost touch with that truth and the patriotism that follows. We can no longer sit back and pretend that some
Sherrie Hunter, Brooker

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