BY Kira Perry
The Squall decided to give this survey in response to the recent political tension about the NFL and standing for the National Anthem. Here are some of the responses we received for questions about both the National Anthem and the Pledge of Allegiance. All are anonymous.
Do you think that professional athletes and celebrities should stand for the national anthem?
“I don’t think they should or shouldn’t, it is their choice and nobody should tell them if they can or can’t.”
“No, they are using their freedom of speech.”
“If they want to be a ceremonial figure for our nation, then ya.”
“Because it would be very weird if they didn’t.”
Do you stand for the Pledge of Allegiance?
“I do it out of habit, I feel like people will judge me if I don’t.”
“My father was a veteran and he had taught me that it’s respectful to the troops.”
“[Yes,] I’m American.”
“[Yes,], because I’m not a piece of s***.”
“[No,] I feel that it is a worship to the flag and I only worship God.”
“[No,] I’m lazy.”
“[No,] it’s Socialism.”
“I don’t stand for the pledge because I’m not American.”