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    Filed at 6:14 am under by dcobranchi

    How did the Pledge of Allegiance, written by Socialist Francis Bellamy, become an object of worship for so many (supposedly) vehemently anti-socialist folks?

    That’s not a rhetorical question; I’m genuinely curious. The pastor at the church we’ve been attending preached on Sunday that we need “under God” in the Pledge and that we need the Ten Commandments posted on the walls of every courthouse (I almost walked out on his sermon at that point). This same church has 10 flags posted throughout the sanctuary– 1 Christian flag and 9 American flags.

    2 Responses to “A QUESTION”

    Comment by
    Richard Rybarczyk
    September 22nd, 2005
    at 9:16 am

    Seriously, it is not an object of worship by this conservative. It is a worthwhile affirmation that our country is exceptional.

    That Francis Bellamy was a socialist is not commonly known by most people. If Francis Bellamy beat his wife and pulled the whiskers off kittens, however, it would not change the words of the Pledge.

    Also, the socialism of the mid-19th century is not the socialism of the 21st. It was at the time a relatively new political philosophy with scant evidence of its negative effects.

    One man’s opinion.

    Comment by
    damaged justice
    September 22nd, 2005
    at 11:15 am

    So with the wisdom of hindsight, now that every thinking person is aware that socialism is an ism of theft, murder and misery, why has there been no call to abolish the pledge? Why do citizens “pledge” themselves to a collective, to a symbol, to the “indivisibility” of something which was meant to be a voluntary union?

    Of course, the real answer is to burn down the government “schools” and salt the earth where they stand. For as long as they stand, and the compulsory attendance laws enforced, the collectivists win the minds of the young and gullible.