Alex Burnett feels that saying the Pledge of Allegiance every day at Bingham High is excessive. In "Whining about Pledge" (Forum, May 16), Jan Phillips told him to stop whining and start showing more support to our veterans.
As a fellow student of Alex, I feel that how frequently someone says the pledge does not prove a person's patriotism or how much he or she supports our troops.
Patriotism is not grounded in the recitation of a pledge but rather in a commitment to our Constitution, a love of this country and an obligation to preserving its liberties. Being forced to pledge allegiance to a government that promises freedom seems a bit ironic.