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Our Views: A misguided promise

‘No tax hike’ pledge forces candidates into a corner before they can take office

POSTED: March 9, 2014 1:00 a.m.

During the 1988 presidential race, candidates went back and forth over who was more sincere about reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the U.S. flag, which even then seemed a silly issue in the midst of the more serious matters of the time.

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