I was thinking to myself the other day about when I was in school and we used to collectively recite The Pledge of Allegiance together. I was wondering, how many of us actually know what it means. How much of it still stands true today.
Let’s dissect the words and see what we come up with. “I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America.” A pledge is promise and allegiance is loyalty or devotion. So far we have promised our loyalty and devotion to one of the symbols of our great country. “And to the republic for which it stands.” A republic government is not ruled by a monarch and in our case has representatives voted into place by us the citizens. “One nation under God.” The meaning of this seems to me to be self explanatory. “Indivisible.” Really!!!! Our government is so divided that our country almost goes broke every few months because they cant agree on anything. Maybe if our one nation was actually under God we would have a common direction and we wouldn’t be so divided. “With Liberty and Justice for all.” How liberated are we really? We may have been liberated from England a couple hundred years ago but as people how much liberty do we have when we have to walk on egg shells so that we don’t offend someone and then get sued over every little thing because they can. How about justice. We have obvious murderers getting released on formalities. If your a superstar or have the money you rarely have to worry about jail time. I could go on a whole rant about the judicial system in this country and probably will at a later time.
Let’s get this country back to the point where we were when The Pledge of Allegiance was written. If we can do this I think that we will be on the right path.