Little children recite self-critical version of the Pledge of Allegiance

May 28, 2011 | By | 2 Replies More

When I was young, I was often made to recite the Pledge of Allegiance. It was clear to all the little children I knew that they didn’t have the faintest idea about the meaning of most of the pledge. Nor did they understand why they were being made to recite it so often. Fast forward 40 years and I spot this:

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Erich Vieth is an attorney focusing on consumer law litigation and appellate practice. He is also a working musician and a writer, having founded Dangerous Intersection in 2006. Erich lives in the Shaw Neighborhood of St. Louis, Missouri, where he lives half-time with his two extraordinary daughters.

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  1. Tim Hogan says:

    When we were little, Mrs. Hyman our kindergarten teacher talked with us about the Pledge. We were asked what it meant to us. We had as much of a discussion as 5-6 year olds could and were encouraged to talk about the Pledge at dinner and come back and discuss. It was fun. I think I was lucky to have Mrs. Hyman and many other of my teachers. Thank you all!

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