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School Survival Pledge

Here is a little pledge I came up for the school survival movement.

I, (name here), solemnly pledge that I will become a part of the school survival movement. I shall now be a fighter and protector for the liberty, justice, and equality of all students. I will never be quiet to the injustices around me and I shall do best of my ability to protect the people around me from such injustice.

Note that you can incorporate your beliefs into it (e.g. religious, moral)
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Pledges reek of conformity and authoritarianism. I do what I want, thank you.

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(08-01-2016 10:24 AM)Chiron Wrote:  Pledges reek of conformity and authoritarianism. I do what I want, thank you.

Alright then.
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A pledge like that is also no good for unassertive folks like me. It's not too bad an idea, but I wish I could stand up against injustice more openly, but every opportunity I get I'm afraid to.
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Anyway, the pledge's main purpose is suppose to unite all students at my school for the movement. The pledge only reminds them of their role in the movement and they can still be a part of the movement without formally taking the pledge.
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I like the American pledge of allegiance... actually, here's the parts I like

I pledge allegiance [...] under God [...] with Liberty and Justice for all.

I follow my understanding of Allah's order. My method is to follow the Hanafi school of jurisprudence under the teachers I have come to trust. (some of them can be found on YouTube)

Purity is to Believe only that which deserves it.
Wisdom is to follow only the Opinion which makes the best use of evidence.
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I'm not sure I understand why we'd need such a thing... but I guess some people might like it.

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RE: School Survival Pledge

I, TheCancer, solemnly pledge that I will become a part of the school survival movement. I shall now be a fighter and protector for the liberty, justice, and equality of all students. I will never be quiet to the injustices around me and I shall do best of my ability to protect the people around me from such injustice.

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(08-02-2016 06:50 AM)TheCancer Wrote:  I, TheCancer, solemnly pledge that I will become a part of the school survival movement. I shall now be a fighter and protector for the liberty, justice, and equality of all students. I will never be quiet to the injustices around me and I shall do best of my ability to protect the people around me from such injustice.

I salute you for your courage and I wish you good luck.
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I, Usenet, solemnly (Lemon) Pledge that I will become a part of the janitarium survival movement. I shall now be keeper and custodian for the sanitation, purity, and tidiness of all janitors. I will never be dormant to the stains around me and I shall do best of my ability to clean the houses around me from such pollution.
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(08-01-2016 10:24 AM)Chiron Wrote:  Pledges reek of conformity and authoritarianism. I do what I want, thank you.

That's understandable. I don't like having to promise things, that means I'm obligated to do something.

Speaking of pledges, public schools make you say the Pledge of Allegiance when you're too young to even understand it. Now that I'm older, I know it means that I'm required to be loyal to the US.

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Forget pledges, let's create a national anthem.

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(08-03-2016 12:31 PM)Hansgrohe Wrote:  Forget pledges, let's create a national anthem.



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