Every time they'd say 'for which it stands' I always pictured a witch, like 'for witch it stands'. I dunno. It was just my translation of it as a younger kid. I never knew what it meant either, as I'm sure a lot of kids don't. In high school, I was into anarchsim and punk rock, so I refused to stand up for it. There were other kids who didn't stand either. At my high school, there was an argument on the issue, and it was settled that those who wanted to stand up and say it, could, and those that didn't want too, didn't have too. So, it was pretty easy going there I guess. I still don't think it's something anyone should have to be required to stand up and recite, especially if it goes against something in their beliefs, whether they be political, religious or on whatever grounds. You can still be patriotic without standing up and reciting the pledge, especially if you don't believe in 'God', or your theological views are different than what it is implied by that sentence in the pledge. Now, the whole issue of making someone do it is whacko in my my opinion. I also don't think children who don't know what the heck it means should have to say it.
To this day, I've forgotten the words. I love America. I wouldn't want to live anywhere else. But I also don't think we're superior to anyone else. (Obviously my views have changed since high school
) Well, these are just my random thoughts on the issue.