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I Pledge Allegiance------

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Sawdust, Jul 2, 2009.

  1. Sawdust

    Sawdust Bull Mountain(Tigard), OR Gold Supporter Gold Supporter

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  2. parsons_12b

    parsons_12b LaPine Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Do they even say it anymore in school? I remember being confused when i entered junior high because they stopped saying the Pledge before school started. In grade school it was some times the best part of my day.
  3. wayoutwest

    wayoutwest Polk County, Oregon Active Member

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    The public school little one went to in California last year still said it, I was actually surprised to hear it when she said it one day at home...dont know if they say it here in Dallas or not.
  4. Leif Runenritzer

    Leif Runenritzer Kernilyis Active Member

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    I memorized this at some young age and had little idea what i was saying. Well, here's my critical, adult analysis:

    I pledge allegiance...
    [kids can't sign contracts, but they can "pledge allegiance"?]
    To the flag of the United States of America...
    [To a symbol and inanimate object that has no will. Makes sense.]
    And to the republic for which it stands.
    [As much as i favor republic as a form of government, either this is makes as much sense as the last clause, or i'm pledging allegiance to a government that's wholly against everything that this country was founded on.]
    One nation under God.
    [Your beliefs are false if you aren't at least a monotheist. I favor the old ways, myself.]
    [Secession is bad, no matter how raw a deal your state is getting or how badly the fedgov is violating its contract with the people.]
    With liberty and justice for all.

    I think ultimately the Pledge demonstrates what a great country this is when you can choose not to pledge allegiance to our government, and there's no consequence. I hope i don't sound like an ***, but i probably do.

    ETA: Oh, and Francis Bellamy, who wrote the original pledge, was a socialist.
  5. HappyRoman

    HappyRoman Sherwood Forest Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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