interesting thread and comments. We don't although I did for a second think about putting a flag in the corner of our school room and saying the POA in the AM. But never got around to it. And it wasn't so much that Ijust had to have the kids learn it and say it, but more because in the beginning of our homeschooling i had the 'school at home' mentality going so it just seemed like the thing to do, kwim?
So now, that I'm thinking about it, I would probably have them learn it someday, maybe this next school year, just so that they won't look around at everyone and not have a clue about whats going on when we're someplace and we do say it,
. But I do agree that our country is screwed up in many places. We are not living like our constitution said we should, and we are not living the words of the POA. So I probably will search around for some beautifully written short scripts or a quote that I would like my children to hold dear to their hearts and live by. And we can learn to recite that. I think it would be nice to learn some lovely quotes to live by. And maybe once we learn them well, move on to a different one. More like a school/life motto? I really like the one by CM. "I am, I can, I ought, I shall."
Similarly, I will also have my kids learn some of the different parts of the constitution, our country's anthem, etc. The words really are beautiful, and although some or many may not be living those words, others are. I want my children to know what our country was founded on, and learn to live their lives well also.