Discussion in 'Amateur Radio Clubs' started by AC9SF, Jun 30, 2018.

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  1. W1TRY

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    I see nothing wrong with it at a club meeting in the United States of America, but I draw the line at confession and communion, it makes the meeting minutes complicated and Father DX takes himself SO seriously...
  2. N2EY

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    If someone sits at the Pledge, isn't that disrespectful?
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  3. K3UJ

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    Not at all. They are not participating.
  4. N2EY

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    Yet when football players kneel during the anthem.....

    Then there's the Bellamy Salute...
  5. K3UJ

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    Different venue. Club meeting are private, football players are doing it on national TV.
    And part is the intent of the person not participating. Someone sitting out at a club meeting is (generally) declining to participate. Those on TV are protesting (so they say), or saying "look at me".
  6. W5LZ

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    Depends on why 'they' are sitting through it. For some, it isn't easy/possible to stand up very fast, you know? I know several people that don't stand during the Pledge. They still participate though. If some one isn't a citizen and doesn't feel they ought to stand, that's okay too. Being a citizen, or an aspiring citizen has some responsibilities attached to it. Standing during the Pledge is just one of them. I think that's true for any country, not just the USA.
  7. W5LZ

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    Citizens of the USA are not required to kneel during the pledge. Citizens and aspiring citizens should stand (if possible) and show respect. Non-citizens aren't required to stand or make the pledge, and I honestly don't expect them too. I know several people who sit during the pledge but it's not from disrespect. They still participate, they just don't stand up. If I sit for any length of time my joints sort of 'freeze up', that's ol'arthur, he's a real pain...
  8. W5LZ

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    ... And I second that "look at me" sentiment. I'll be happy to watch them all the way out the door, waving the whole time. Then I'll go back to whatever I was doing before they left.
  9. KB0MLR

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    My local club does not and if they did, I would decline to participate (in the pledge, not the club). I see no general need for it, but then again, I see no need for a lot of things in life. Words only have the power over you that you grant them, to include the power of offense. I couldn't care less one way or another about these words. Our club also holds the Christmas dinner in a church, and I can assure you that is the only time I would ever enter that building. Just with the pledge, religion is an irrelevance that I spend exactly zero calories being concerned with.
  10. ND6M

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    you must have expended some calories in making your post.;)

    Heck, We always stood for the Japanese anthem when it was played every day at 8:00 A.M. when We lived there for a few years.

    ... and they returned the courtesy when other states anthems were played.
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