Saturday, September 10, 2016


The original pledge of allegiance: I pledge allegiance to my flag and the republic for which it stands, one nation indivisible with liberty and justice for all. Of the United States of America and etc. was added in 1942. In the fifties under God was added to prove to the world that we weren't Godless pinko commies.

Now that the school year has started and so are knickers are in a twist because some kids are refusing to stand up and repeat the pledge.   Some teachers are going to far as to try and force their students to stand. Lay hands on my kid (if I had one) and you are going to hear about it. 

I have some reservations about the hoo haw over the pledge and the national anthem. Neither one is mentioned in the constitution. There is no law on the books at the federal level that mandates reciting the pledge are standing for that nearly impossible to sing anthem. 

The constitution is the foundation of our laws. The constitution that is a monument to compromise. 
The constitution that all members of our government swear to protect and defend. The constitution that members of our armed forces also swear to protect and defend. How well some of the elected hired help follow that oath is, shall we say, questionable. 

If you insist on swearing allegiance to something, pledge allegiance to the constitution. 

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