pledge activity is a major problem confronting the nation and has led to a rising incidence of governmentally transmitted dis-ease, emotional and psychological injuries, enormous government debt, economic chaos, and the USA's growing police state. Abstinence education programs for youth have been proven to be effective in reducing early pledge activity.
"Pledge Abstinence" programs also can provide the foundation for personal responsibility and enduring libertarian commitment.
It is related to issues of thought control, re-education, mind control, cults, Manchurian candidates, sociopathology, Stockholm Syndrome, conditioned reflex, Ivan Pavlov and Pavlov's Dogs.
It has produced generations of Americans who are not libertarian, but are authoritarian libertines (the libertine trait is not necessarily bad, the authoritarian trait IS necessarily bad).
Therefore, they are vitally important to efforts aimed at reducing dependency and increasing adult happiness over the long term.
Washington policymakers should be aware of the consequences of hoary pledge activity, the undesirable contents of conventional "robotic chanting" education programs, and the findings of the professional literature concerning the effectiveness of genuine abstinence-only programs.
Mutual emotional masturbation each morning in America has been a nasty example to perverts worldwide.
The ritualized humiliation and degradation has inspired bondage and discipline and sadism masochism (BDSM and sado-masochism) and even death.
America influenced the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, the Peoples' Republic of China, and the National Socialist German Workers' Party, and it was the origin of their salutes, their robotic chanting and their worship of government and flags and symbols in their government schools (socialist schools).
The persecution happened in both countries during the same time period.
In the USA, there were many nasty acts, including examples of arrests, violence and even lynchings.