- 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.
I went to a city council meeting in my home town the other night. Before beginning everyone was asked to stand and face the flag with your right hand over your heart.
Has anyone ever really read or listened to this pledge? I personally find it very offensive. First I would never pledge allegiance to a piece of cloth no matter what the colors or what it represents. Second I would never pledge allegiance to the United States of America or to any nation who believes in a god.
Because of our countries crimes against humanity have been anything but justice, I can not pledge allegiance. I cannot support the deaths of hundreds of thousands and the millions of refugees that will never know liberty due to our illegitimate wars. Further more I cannot in a clear conscience support any government that claims to be a republic, or a democracy, but in reality is a plutocracy.
Under God added in 1954. This tells me right off that now this pledge is faith based. As children we were indoctrinated every morning in school with this patriotic, religious, dogma. Where is our separation of church and state?
One nation that claims to be indivisible but is so divided between blue, and red that nothing green is getting accomplished.
How can anyone get behind a pledge that is so hypocritical. It promises liberty and justice for all, but evidently only if you happen to be born in the right place, the right class, the right religion, the right sex, and the right color.
A dogma is still a dogma whether it is practiced in church or a public meeting. If I were to pledge allegiance to anything it would be to learning, and to nature, not to patriotic hypocrisy.