Friday, January 1, 2016

Our Pledge as it Ought To Be...

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Our nation's pledge of allegiance before religionist were successful in influencing our government to change it in 1954. 

Wouldn't the patriotic action be to revert back to the original pledge? One the Founding Fathers would be more likely approve of.

Hat Tip goes to Captain Fog from The Swash Zone


  1. It's not going to happen. Especially given the fact that on the Republican side of the aisle there *is* a religious test to run for potus. And you better not just be religious, but "Christian".

    BTW, don't forget that "in God we trust" is on our money.

  2. I've ALWAYS pledged allegiance using the original words.

  3. Given the constitutional separation of church and state, I have always been surprised that God is on our money and our pledge of allegiance. However, I am sure that republicans would yell to high heaven if any democrat even suggested remove the word God from either place.

  4. The irony of the Christian God being used on money and political pledges is lost on a people who believe in prosperity theology and a have comic-bookish understanding of the political world around them.


  5. "In God we trust; all others pay cash."

    "In God We Trust" as our national motto was changed from a better, secular motto, "E pluribus unum" The modern motto of the United States of America, as established in a 1956 law signed by President Dwight D. Eisenhower, is "In God we trust." The phrase "In God we trust" as a motto for currency (but not as a national motto) first appeared on United States coins in 1864, during the Civil War.

    The 1956 law was the first establishment of an official motto for the country, although E Pluribus Unum ("from many, one") had been adopted by an Act of Congress in 1782 as the motto for the Seal of the United States and had been used on coins and paper money since 1795.

    It is interesting that Christian Americans have no problem with changing what our Founding Fathers set down as our national motto, so long as it agrees with their religious beliefs. I wonder how they'd feel if at some point Muslims outnumber them in population and change the national motto again and it becomes "In Allah We Trust?"

    "E pluribus unum" is a better motto for what this country is. We are a secular nation, and as such we should not be putting our "trust" in someone's religious belief.

  6. Great comments all.

    Yes Shaw, "E pluribus unum" is a superior motto as it truly represents our nation's character.

    All of this is of course completely lost on the GOP, especially the Christian fundamentalists.


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