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10-year-old refuses to say Pledge of Allegiance until everyone has equal rights

Lylah M. Alphonse November 23, 2009

A 10-year-old Arkansas boy is refusing to say the Pledge of Allegiance at school until our country does a better job of living up to its ideals.

“I looked at the end and it said ‘with liberty and justice for all.’ And there really isn’t liberty and justice for all,” Will Phillips told CNN recently. “Gays and lesbians can’t marry. There’s still a lot of racism and sexism in the world.”

You know what? I think he’s got a great point.

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