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Pledge of Allegiance to the Republic
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.
As children, all of us who were born and raised in the USA got every Monday-Friday, went to school, put our right hands over our hearts, and pledged allegiance to the flag. I’m sure I didn’t understand what I was saying or doing when I first memorized the pledge at age six, but now, as I approach age 65 (in 4 more days) and after experiencing the current events of the past few weeks, this childhood pledge came up in my memory.
I was going to write a whole post about the meaning of the Pledge of Allegiance, and then I found the video above, which says it beautifully.
Some of the phrases that stood out for me are:
- our government is "from the people to the leaders, not the leaders to the people"
- liberty is "the right of power to live one’s own life"
- justice" dealing fairly with others”
Liberty and justice for all. It’s right there in the Pledge of Allegiance
Read more about the Pledge of Allegiance at:
THOUGHTCO: A Brief History of the Pledge of Allegiance