Comment: The pledge has an intersting

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The pledge has an intersting

The pledge has an intersting history. It was written by two socialist brothers who wanted to inculcate loyalty to the state: http://www.lewrockwell.com/blog/lewrw/archives/26414.html

http://www.lewrockwell.com/gregory/gregory92.html

All that aside I'm coming from a traditional conservative background and am a recent graduate of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary which is one of the most republican institutions in the country. I went to church and seminary with many people who have let their patriotism become idol worship imo. Loyalty to the constitution is laudable, loyalty to your family and people are too I think but loyalty to a flag often gets conflated with loyalty to a government. I think we too easily forget the American people and the American government are not the same thing.