Anarchists and “The Pledge of Allegiance.”

As Anarchist we have all been asked why we don’t say the Pledge of Allegiance.  We’ve been called disrespectful and rude. We’ve been jumped on by our teachers, coworkers, family, or peers. But why do Anarchists not say the Pledge of Allegiance and does it really make them rude or disrespectful?  Anarchist do not pledge their Allegiance to anyone nor anything except to the own Anarchist groups or family’s.  They are not followers; they are leaders.  This does not make them disrespectful in any way.  Anarchists are willing to take a stand, willing to show other people that there are other ways of living life and standing up besides being apart of America.  Anarchists do not say the pledge; not because they want to be disrespectful or rude.  They don’t say it because they do not wish to follow the government and its ways.  It is not that we are not thankful for the men who died for us.  In fact we are thankful;  but we believe that the violence shouldn’t have been started in the first place.  Our government only stands for violence.  Our government only stands for their so called marketing and taxing.  Anarchists do not believe in those things.  We do not believe that saying the pledge even makes you apart of America.

“We must become bigger than we have been: more courageous, greater in spirit, larger in outlook. We must become members of a new race, overcoming petty prejudice, owing our ultimate allegiance not to nations but to our fellow men within the human community.”      Haile Selassie                                                                                                                                                                               Read more at http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/h/haileselas540921.html#0CLeopwYaZSv8ZRW.99

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