Recently we were at a KU basketball game in Lawrence. My first game ever, and even with my most knowledgeable local historian/good friend, the debate and education of basketball's origin continues with James Naismith here in the state of Kansas. I'm Canadian you see - these facts are very important to me and my heritage.
At the game, our 11 year old foster daughter grabbed my arm, really hard with great determination. I immediately realized she was trying to force my hand on my heart for the Pledge of Allegiance, and I snapped my arm back. Telling her I'm not American and it would be like taking communion from a church not of my faith. But I don't go around burning American flags either - this is just citizenship protocol.