Flags and pledges are SYMBOLS of ideals and unity. The flag and the pledge are packaging; standing up for your fellow human being is what should be in that metaphorical box. If your box is empty, and you're running around showing it off and bragging about it, you. Are. A. Fool.
we were little girls with messy hair who wanted to shoot lasers at the people who hurt us. we made our barbies fly, made them spies, made them as strong as we wanted to be. they could stand up to the bullies. when we were older, we would ask, “where are the female superheroes?” “it’s just a movie,” we were assured, “and what’s wrong with being the girl next door?”.. http://inkskinned.com/post/135576158614/we-were-little-girls-with-messy-hair-who-wanted-to