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Last year, the Utah Legislature required all high schools in addition to elementary schools to recite the Pledge of Allegiance every day. As a student at Bingham High, I have never talked to a fellow student who enjoys saying the pledge every single day.

Most students don't even pay attention to what they are saying or don't even say it at all. If a student doesn't want to stand and say the pledge, they need a note from their parents! Yeah, that makes sense.

Doesn't the pledge say "with liberty and justice for all"? Students should not be forced to say the pledge.

I enjoyed it when we said the pledge with the whole school once a week. That was meaningful and unifying.

Before they force students to say something they should have a choice about, lawmakers should look at the Bill of Rights.

Alex Burnett

South Jordan

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