Red Skelton had some free thought on the Pledge of Allegiance. Look at this on You Tube...
It is ironic the teacher in the article would ostensibly restrict the student's freedom while trying to get 'em to recite a pledge to a nation built on freedom.
As far as Red Skelton goes, I've never quite understood the reasoning behind inserting "under God" into a pledge avowing "indivisiblity".
Religion is by its very nature divisive.