Quoting ☠Jenniefahhh:" Why?"
Because the entire pledge is stupid and not even fair. "I pledge allegiance to the flag, of the united states of America." Okay, I get that I should stand behind my country, but this is what really gets me, "And to the republic, for which it stands, one nation, under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all."
Well where the HELL is the liberty and justice for the entire republic it supposedly stands for? Can gay couples marry? Do they have all the rights straight couples do? No? Well that's not justice. Are women and men treated the same? No. That doesn't show justice. The list goes on... I just think this nation is pretty crappy when it comes to showing "liberty and justice" for everyone. This nation is pretty divided on MANY aspects. Then bring in God... we should NOT have a nation founded on one religion or one facet of multiple religions. It's not right.
In high school I'd have to stand for the pledge for JROTC and I finally had a talk with my Sargent that I didn't find it fair. I didn't find it to hold truth. We both decided that I'd stand and salute but no longer recite. And to this day I haven't recited because it's just shocking how we are supposed to give respect to a pledge that doesn't even give respect to the members of the nation itself!
So I will give respect to the flag, to the pledge... to my nation. But will I recite it? No. Because it holds no truth.