Friday, September 16, 2005

In which David Rewrites the Pledge of Allegiance

Under God is back in the news again.

I've often thought that I'd prefer to live in a country that has as its default national troth something like this:

"I pledge allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America and to the Republic for which it stands, one nation, indivisible, with liberty, justice and religious freedom for all."

Isn't that something both an atheist and a fundamentalist could support? (Er, on second thought - no, probably not.)

And why is it we pledge our commitment to the physical flag - and not to the Republic (let alone the Democracy) - or even directly to Liberty and Justice?


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