I Pledge Allegiance, to the Constitution, of the United States of America...
Now doesn't that make more sense, folks?
This thought came to me yesterday as I was scrolling down Face Book posts and comments.and came upon one dealing with the question of whether starting each school day with the Pledge of Allegiance was appropriate.
Funny... it's taken me more than 51 years... but for whatever reason... it "clicked" yesterday. The "problem" with "The Pledge" isn't centered upon free expression or even patriotism. No. The true PROBLEM with "The Pledge" is that the PLEDGE... the ALLEGIANCE... is being given to a symbol of government, not to the underpinning of government... the one and only foundation of LEGITIMATE government.
Apparently I'm not the only one who understands this! My childhood friend and fellow Face Book political agitator Sandy Smith Drayton sent me the following link. (Give it a read!)