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Since the US Flag Code states:
§176. Respect for flag
No disrespect should be shown to the flag of the United States of America; the flag should not be dipped to any person or thing. Regimental colors, State flags, and organization or institutional flags are to be dipped as a mark of honor.
(j) No part of the flag should ever be used as a costume or athletic uniform. However, a flag patch may be affixed to the uniform of military personnel, firemen, policemen, and members of patriotic organizations. The flag represents a living country and is itself considered a living thing.
and, therefore is in violation of worshipping "idols"
I began saying this for a few years now, and I thought I would share it with you:

I pledge Allegiance to the Constitution
of the United States of America, and
to the Republic for which it stands,
One Nation.
With Liberty and Justice for All

I know, this too, can be considered "idolatry", but, I can find no Code regarding it. But, there it is. Just as our troops, President and others swear to uphold the Constitution, so do I.

We as a Nation have fetishized the flag to the point of ridicule.

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  •  Tip Jar (0+ / 0-)

    "My case is alter'd, I must work for my living." Moll Cut-Purse, The Roaring Girl - 1612, England's First Actress

    by theRoaringGirl on Fri Oct 05, 2012 at 08:17:20 AM PDT

  •  I like it but (2+ / 0-)
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    theRoaringGirl, The Marti

    I would prefer a slightly different version that says

    I pledge allegiance to the Republic of the United States of America and to the principles for which it stands .  .  .

    mainly because it would include principles in addition to those in the Constitution (e.g. from the Declaration of Independence, especially the concept that we are endowed with inalienable rights and the job of government is to protect those rights).

    From the ashes we can build another day.

    by onig on Fri Oct 05, 2012 at 08:28:13 AM PDT

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