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Re: oaths of loyalty vs. oths of fealty

Poster: "Heather Swann" <swannh@psi.com>

> Poster: Alys of Foxdale <foxdale@wolfstar.com> 
> > Poster: "Ed Hopkins" <Ed.Hopkins@MCI.Com> 
> > Whenever I hear about oath of fealty and loyalty, I think about 
> > the Pledge of Allegience to the Flag.  When I was in grade school, 
> > it was customary to require all students to *recite* it (as opposed 
> > to "swear" or even "take" the pledge), in such a way, and at such an 
> > age, as to make it completely meaningless.  And this was widely, 
> > and passionately, regarded as a Good Thing.  But that was twenty 
> > years ago, in Pennsylania; I hope things are different here and now, 
> > but I don't have any school-age children, so I don't know. 
> > -- Alfredo 
> I don't know about other school districts, but in Fairfax County 
> Public Schools in Virginia, the children do indeed still recite the 
> Pledge of Allegiance every morning.  (At least, my son's class does so 
> at Brookfield Elementary.) 
> Perhaps this may be a meaningless thing to the children now, as it was 
> to us then, but it will serve to engrave the words quite firmly in 
> their memories such that they will not be lost when the children 
> are matured enough to consider the actual meaning and intent of the 
> Pledge. 
>    Alys of Foxdale 

Sorry to hear it was meaningless to y'all.....it always held deep meaning for 
me as a child, but then I grew up in Texas, so maybe things were different in 
the way we were taught about it.

Miri (the REAL Miriam this month)

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