Hard Working Traditional Values With A Dash of Fun

Hard Working Traditional Values With A Dash of Fun

Monday, July 1, 2013

Changing The Pledge of Allegiance



All Americans are familiar with The Pledge of Allegiance:

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.

This has been the text since 1954 when the words "under God" were inserted by Congress in response to Communism.

When recited in a group, this is normally what you hear:

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.

For some time, I have noticed a minority of people who recite The Pledge of Allegiance with one slight change in how it is said:

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.

I think it is a better way to recite The Pledge. There is no comma between "one nation" and "under God" so why the normal pause? For those of us that recognize the hand of Providence in the creation and growth of our nation, I think making this change in how you recite the pledge makes common sense.

If anyone knows where this practice started, let me know so I can give credit were it is due.

1 comment:

  1. God said : if you deny Me in front of man, I'll deny you in front of My Father!

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