Dear Editor: I agree with columnist David McGrath ("Patriotism doesn't depend on how we sing or salute") in that the flag and a pledge are worthless idols used by rulers to intimidate and attempt to show other citizens that the ruler is the all-mighty god. That is exactly why President Donald Trump acted out on this subject and why it is so easy for him to "fire" employees, as they are nothing other than a tool to use to satisfy the ruler.

Darrell Wild

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