we still pledge allegance. as far as my school goes (or went, not entirely sure on HS), they show a picture of a flag on the TV during the morning announcements and have the people there say it, and then everyone else goes along, but if you don't want to say the pledge, you can sit quitely. interestingly enough, the first two teachers I didn't say the pledge with didn't care, but the last one I had for first period asked my why, but I have legitimate reasons.
But if I stop bugging you I'll have to go back to arguing with Qwerty about whether beauty is truth and precisely what we both mean by 'purple'
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