From Meldonna's Blog page, Baja Canada, Seattle:found done in needlepoint on Mel's Front Porch: I Pledge Alligence to the Constitution of the United States of America. And to the Republic for which it guarantees, One Nation, Undeniable, with Liberty, Truth, and Justice for All.Thanks for the link Batmo
Excellent link, she's done quite a good job with the research, and it's quite astonishing.
Yes, b, excellent post and link.Nothing shocks me anymore either. we are still such a polarized nation. I wonder if we will ever find a way to respectfully disagree with each other.I hope that pelosi and reid find a way to let the gop be at least heard, but also being to reverse the SEVERE damage they have done to our country.I think the next 2 years will be make or break time for us Dems. I hope our leaders are ready for the challenge and have a plane cause you know the right is just waiting for the first snafu to pounce on us.
This post is disturbing but I believe in teaching the pledge in school and the anthems. Thats just me. It may have started like the article said but that is not what the meaning is today and I believe it does instill national pride in our youth. Your background can be from anywhere but if you live here you should be american first. Thanks for listening sorry I'm cranky today
We should teach kids patriotism by making them memorize the Declaration of Independence and The Constitution, not some divisive oath to a piece of cloth.
Completely agree with Sarah.
Nationalism was rampant in Germany and that is how the Germans got their people to back the Nazi program - pride in German race. I believe white supremacy is just as rampant here in the U.S. Most white people don't realize how it is perpetuated. Does saying the pledge make a little muslim child accepted? Does saying God instead of Allah make her ok? I don't think so.
At least it's to the constitution, and not some freako church. I doubt kids are going to make a mountain out of a mole hill, unless their parents do. Most of them mumble their way thru with half the words right, while eyeing Susie's legs anyway.:)
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