Schools used to have students say the pledge of allegiance at many different events, and on a regular basis. For some reason, enough people have decided that this is a violation of student's rights, so now, instead of saying the pledge of allegiance, students are given the "opportunity" to do so, but they are not required to. After all, as an American citizen, living in America and enjoying the freedoms that we have here, no student should EVER have to actually pledge allegiance to such country. Why that would be a violation of their rights. I was being somewhat sarcastic just now.. Seriously though, what is the big deal? I have a thought. It's called "Like it or leave it."