Invictus_88 said:Giblets said:Well it SHOULD bear comparison. If you go to another host country to start a new life, you should swear allegiance to that country. If you don't, why should they protect you with their laws and their armies?
Because freedom is fun? And a flag is just a flag? And kids would resent and rebel against it? Because the whole idea that making people say words and salute a flag actually instils a great pride and loyalty is sheer, unsubstantiated nonsense?
I've never sworn allegiance to this country, and nor do I think I ever shall.
Nor do I ask to be "protected" by the great majority of British laws.
Should I bite????