It really is an empty gesture,and ANY requirement to recite something is a little heavy handed, why dont they just do it,without making it a requirement and any one who wants to abstain can stand with their hand over their heart without speaking? On a personal note I appreciate the idea,every military memeber takes that oath when they inproccess MEPS,every citizen SHOULD feel that way, but FORCING people to do anything is counter productive to freedom.
BTW, please dont bring The ACA up in response to my position, it is a completely different circumstance, and those people who feel that being forced into the health care market is unjust or Illegal should then be tagged on their ID cards as FFT participants(freedom from tyrrany) so that if and when they get sick or in an accident we can leave em bleeding on the sidewalk when they are the ones in trouble.
STORK WAS RIGHT!
Mcfadden is useless