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Should American kids be required to say the Pledge of Allegiance?
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Controversy erupted in Tallahassee, Fla. when public school parents received a form allowing their children to opt out of the Pledge of Allegiance. People were enraged that students would be permitted to skip the Pledge; others say requiring students to recite the Pledge is inherently un-American. What do you think: #SayThePledge or #KeepPledgeOptional? Scroll down for perspectives and VOTE! 

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Should American kids be required to say the Pledge of Allegiance?
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The opt-out form and the response to it that set off the social media firestorm.
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This commenter at the Tallahassee Democrat pointed out that kids opting out of the Pledge is nothing new.
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This commenter took a more alarmist view.
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Some parents not only think the Pledge should be mandatory, they're outraged anyone would suggest otherwise, and think not reciting it is treasonous.
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But some argued that forcing kids to recite the pledge is in itself un-American (and probably illegal).
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This commenter thinks patriotic actions matter more than reciting words.
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Should American kids be required to say the Pledge of Allegiance?
#SayThePledge
A festive crown for the winner
#KeepPledgeOptional