I just have to say, that This Little Boy Rocks.
I’ve discussed it with a few people, and some have said that it’s utter disrespect not to say the pledge, and that it’s demeaning to the men and women who gave their lives for this country, etc, etc. One person has even said that people who will not say the pledge should just leave the country.
These people are wrong.
This little boy is a true American. He’s making full use of the rights which others fight and die to defend. To do any less when he believes he is right would be to say “thanks, but no thanks” to his freedoms as an American, including the 1943 Supreme Court decision that says he does not have to stand and recite the Pledge if he disagrees with it, and he does. He does not believe there is “Liberty and Justics for all” so long as the GLBT community continues to be discriminated against, and he’s right.
Good on you Will Phillips. You rock kid!