Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Do I Pledge Allegiance to the Republic?

File Under: Think About It

Copyright (c) 2013 Carol Tull

I will allow that asking, "what God(s) the nation is under," is a pointless rhetorical argument.  However, as this is a pledge of allegiance and this is recited by individuals as young as 4 years-old, the rest of this daily affirmation should have some meaning.  To those who grew up reciting this (The Pledge of Allegiance), please: Define for me in your own words what a republic is or what our Republic is.  Who is the "all" whom the Banner guarantees Liberty and Justice? Finally, (and this is the all important question)are you any more willing and able now as an adult than you were as a kindergartner to honor your pledge of allegiance to it's most extreme degree by offering your life in defense of liberty, justice, the Constitution, and the Republic itself?

This has nothing to do with this post except for the reference to Abraham, but I thought it was extremely funny.

The last paragraph of that picture should state 'let's see how many Americans who share this picture wake up with their children every morning and recite the Pledge with them to the American Flag they have on display in their own home."  I gladly re-post the link, because there is nothing offensive about honoring and protecting the legacy of democracy that has resulted in my existence.  However, as Americans we must constantly re-evaluate our values, strengthening and elevating the cores ones which are still relevant, while not allowing ones that no longer serve a purpose to become divisive issues.  I think mankind has evolved out of the ages where pledges of allegiance and other forms of propaganda, indoctrination, or dogma from an infantile stage are no longer needed to shield us from "Evil."  No one seems to be in a hurry to leave America for say North Korea.  In 2013, the truth or lies of the words in the Pledge are widely available for everyone all over the world to see on the Internet.  "One nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all?"  If these were Old testament times and we were a nation under the Abrahamic God, God would call forth she-bears from the woods to consume your children every morning for lying in his name.  Then we would have the President on TV, crying crocodile tears, petitioning Congress to exile Assault Prophets.

"Citizen / Soldier" by 3 Doors Down from 3 Doors Down (c) 2008 Universal Republic Records

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