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The pledge is a privilege
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Editor,

With the greatest feelings that I feel, I believe that public schools should request that students recite the Pledge of Allegiance every morning that they are in school. In elementary school, every morning we would arise from our seats and repeat the Pledge of Allegiance, which we learned at an early age to memorize.

In high schools across the country, some students can’t even remember the entire pledge. This is an issue that needs to be resolved. Having lived in different countries, I don’t understand why pledging your allegiance to the greatest country in the world is too much to ask of people who call themselves citizens of said nation.

Change is needed, and it’s not going to happen on its own. The Utah Senate passed a bill in February 2012 that asked high school and junior high students to recite the pledge every morning instead of once a week. If we can do it, so can the rest of the country. We need to make the importance of this issue known to students across the nation. If we can make this issue a priority, our country will find that it not only brings us together as a whole, but it also will connect us as individuals.

McKenna Hill,

Bountiful High School Student

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