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By GENE POLICINSKI
First Amendment Center
The Pledge of Allegiance is a simple and clear way of expressing love of country.
It’s also a voluntary patriotic exercise — declared as such more than 50 years ago by the U.S. Supreme Court.
Still, some officials or legislatures periodically try to coerce others into reciting the Pledge. A recent attempt involves a Mississippi judge who jailed a lawyer who refused to recite the Pledge of Allegiance last October at the start of a court session.
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