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Refusing to recite Pledge of Allegiance has long history

Do we all need to stand during the pledge of allegiance? Morton Grove’s Parks commissioner Dan Ashta recently refused, causing a veterans group to withdraw its support for the parks until he does. Where are people still compelled to say the pledge? Why do we say have kids say it every day in school? What do the courts say about this? We talk to Gene Policinski of the First Amendment Center about the history of court decisions on saying the pledge and why these challenges continue today. Photo: Flickr/Just some dust

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