Dear Abby devoted her whole column on November 20 to the thesis that all people must stand for the Pledge of Allegiance as a sign of respect.
(See, for example, Standing for the Pledge a Sign of Respect)
Of course, I disagree. A person has no obligation to stand and show respect for others while those others insult and denigrate him in public. The Pledge equates seclarism and atheism with rebellion, tyranny, and injustice for all. It is used as a tool to reduce the status of those who do not support a nation 'under God' in this society, and as a social filter, 99.99% successful, for keeping atheists out of public office.
You can also find a link to more arguments against this project at The Pledge Projct: Table of Contents
And I say this as somebody who is proud of his father, who became 100% disabled while serving in the U.S. Military. Equating my father to those who support rebellion, tyranny, and injustice is one of the most offensive aspects of the current Pledge. I am supposed to stand and show respect for the government's practice of insulting people like my father and other atheists who gave up so much in its defense? That is not going to happen.
Given the very public forum that Dear Abbey represents, I would like to request that people provide her with a better understanding of what she is asking.
The article I linked to provides an address for Dear Abby: P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, Calif. 90069.
And see if you can encourage a few others to send their comments in as well. The more the better.