Comment: mbennett - about the pledge

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mbennett - about the pledge

I'm with you. Haven't recited it since highschool. Some quick fun facts about our "pledge"

In its original form it read:

"I pledge allegiance to my Flag and the Republic for which it stands, one nation, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all."

In 1923, the words, "the Flag of the United States of America" were added. At this time it read:

"I pledge allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America and to the Republic for which it stands, one nation, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all."

In 1954, in response to the Communist threat of the times, President Eisenhower encouraged Congress to add the words "under God," creating the 31-word pledge we say today.

"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."

It means nothing anymore...our republic has become a corporate Fascist State, "God" would not approve of the millions America has killed (however, I'm atheist), indivisable is just another way of promoting collectivism. Liberty and Justice for all? Give me a break...