Justice is truth in action.

- Benjamin Disraeli

Classic Pledge Light, Please.

We made it from 1892 to 1954! That means we made it through two world wars while growing into a strong and powerful country all without god. Well, without being officially under god.

If you know a little bit of history, you understand why our founding fathers wanted freedom from religion. (If you know much about our history and the history of previous civilizations you understand the beauty of limited government, not the cow our government is becoming, but we digress.) The words “under God” in the pledge are not what made this country great. Really.

This is the pledge as it was distributed in 1892.

I pledge allegiance to my Flag,
and to the Republic for which it stands:
one Nation indivisible,
With Liberty and Justice for all


A couple of world wars, a depression and many other tests of our will, our resolve, and we survive as a prospering nation into the 1950’s. Yet, in 1954, the words “under God” were added to the pledge. Was it really necessary?

Has it helped to unite or divide the citizenry? If we are fighting over it, then divide is the answer. Do we have to share religious beliefs to unite as patriots under one flag for the betterment of a people in a country? No. Can you be a great citizen of this country and wish the pledge were back to the beauty of its simple, original form? Yes.

The original pledge was simple for a reason. Everyone wants to put their two cents in, but I say start anew. Let us go back to the original and see how long we can make it last. Otherwise we may go from today’s pledge:

I pledge allegiance to the Flag
of the United States of America
and to the Republic for which it stands,
one nation under God, indivisible,
with liberty and justice for all.


To tomorrows pledge:

I pledge allegiance to the Flag
of the United States of America
and to the Republic for which it stands,
one nation under God,
protected by great and noble leaders,
indivisible, with liberty and justice for all worthy.


No, thanks. We do not have to play politics with everything, do we? And when the pledge has been changed it is Clear Politics.

Give me the original. Classic Pledge Light, please.


posted at 11:58:54 on 04/28/04 by clearpolitics - Category: Freedom - [Permalink]

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