Getting rid of the statist drivel that is the Pledge is fine by me. Do any of you who stand so strongly behind it realizing what you're pledging your loyalty to? It's not our constitution, it's to the current government of the United States of America. When you recite it you are pledging your support more to the current elected government and the bureacracy than to our government's framework. That is a damn good reason to find any way to throw that pile of dog $hit for a pledge out. It should be "I pledge allegiance to the Constitution of the United States of America and to the republic that that it established," not "I pledge allegiance to the flag...."
That's the same as in Abraham St. Lincoln's First Inaugural statement where he erroneously pledges to defend the GOVERNMENT of the United States, but his Oath of Office required a pledge to defend the CONSTITUTION.
In defense of the government as he saw it, 620,000+ fine men became immortals.
I know, that's an issue for elsewhere. I know...
posted on 10/16/2003 11:47:41 AM PDT
("He who is always looking up seldom finds others' lost change...")
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