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  •  Here is Francis Bellamy's original pledge: (7+ / 0-)

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

    But there's even more to it, per Wikipedia:

    The Pledge was supposed to be quick and to the point. Bellamy designed it to be recited in 15 seconds. As a socialist, he had initially also considered using the words equality and fraternity but decided against it – knowing that the state superintendents of education on his committee were against equality for women and African Americans.
    So Bellamy's original vision was a pledge to the ideals of Liberty, Equality, and Fraternity. (Now where have I heard those words before?)

    "Caedite eos. Novit enim Dominus qui sunt eius." -- Arnaud Amaury

    by terremoto on Fri May 09, 2014 at 11:09:51 AM PDT

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    •  We proved to be divisible during the civil war, (0+ / 0-)

      the Vietnam war and now the wealth vs poverty war; so the entire pledge is suspect and in error and we should summarily do away with the archaic words and render the question, which the SCOTUS flubbed, to be moot.

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