Required to stand for the Pledge?
obrien at wvwc.edu
Fri Sep 10 18:03:47 PDT 2004
> Mark Scarberry is dead on; the school can attempt to persuade the
> student to say the secular parts of the Pledge. Government can lead
> opinion, or attempt to, on secular matters, but not on religious
Does this not conflict with the key passage of Barnette: "No public
official, high or petty, can decide what shall be orthodox in politics,
nationalism, religion, or other matters of opinion or force others to
confess their faith therein by word or deed"?
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