Sunday, April 11, 2010

Pledge of Allegiance Getting New Wording

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Congressional sessions open with the swearing of the Pledge, as do government meetings at local levels. Originally composed by Francis Bellamy The Pledge has been modified four times since 1892, with the latest revision adding the words under God in 1954. Prior to February 1954, no attempt to get the Pledge officially amended had ever succeeded:

I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. (current revision by Louis A. Bowman )

Changes coming almost daily from the current administration in Washington, D.C. have engendered proposals for both the total elimination of and various revisions to our national Pledge.
Readers interested in the following proposal, which removes the word God, are asked to contact their congressmen:

I claim my grievance in the land now ruled by trial lawyers, America, and to the fallacy toward which we strive: Deep pockets, inexhaustible, with entitlements and sops for free. proposed by (answer next Sunday)
Submarines are always silent and strange.



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