Oklahoma legislators, fighting against political correctness and initiating a battle for traditional American values, will consider various bills implementing a shift toward those traditional values when they return to the Capitol on Feb. 3.
One bill offered by Republican Sen. Rob Standridge of Norman, would require Oklahoma’s public elementary schools to recite the Pledge of Allegiance every day. The bill would also allow students opposed to doing so to be exempted. Another requirement of Standridge’s bill would be the requirement that every public school own and display a U.S. flag.
I did this every school day of my life from first through sixth grade as Washington Elementary in Muncie. I don’t recall that I, or any of my fellow students, were the worse for it. I also did it at the start of every meeting of my Cub and Boy Scout troops.
Of course, most Americans loved their country back then.