Just a quick note to point out this excellent post by Alonzo Fyfe over at Atheist Ethicist about the loyalty oath here in America.
The sound of the bell announcing the start of the class startled her. She put herself on auto pilot. “All stand for the Pledge of Allegiance.”
Shawn, of course, did not stand. He kept his head on his desk as if he was asleep. Jenny remained seated as well, glancing at Shawn. The boy sitting in the row next to Jenny leaned over and whispered something to her. Jenny’s expression showed her anger, but she did not respond.
As was her duty, Shelby lead the class in the Pledge of Allegiance. Again, she was started when the class again shouted, “one WHITE nation.” That wasn’t helping, and she resolved that she would put her foot down against that kind provocation.
She did not get a chance. When the Pledge ended, and the students took their seats, Shawn suddenly stood. Standing at attention, his hand on his heart, and in a loud and clear voice he started, “I pledge allegiance to the United States of Amyrica . . .
Alonzo really makes it apparent that the pledge as recited in schools around our nation is extremely unjust and you should read the whole thing.