"I pledge alliegance, to the flag, of the United States of America, and the the republic, for which it stands, one nation, under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all."
The daily reminder in school of how fortunate we are to live in the nation we do. A government of the people, by the people, and for the people. It is our pledge to be in support of our country. Through it, we recognize, and honor, the sacrifices of those who built and protected our nation, past and present.
The phrase, "Under God," is often found to be offensive towards atheists. However, the nation was founded by christians. Even the Natives belived in a higher power. America is, and always has been, a nation of a majority of God-fearing people. Also, God can be interpreted in many ways, such as Yaweh, the Christian God, Allah, the Muslim God, or whichever makes senes to the individual. How can something open to interpretation be offensive?
Lastly, America is NOT fascist. We do not worship the flag. The flag is merely a symbol of our proud nation. We respect and honor it like we would any other symbol of our nation.
The pledge of alleigance represents our loyalty to the nation that truly is the model of the free world. Communism, Feudalism, Mercantilism, and Fascism are all humbled by her glory. Ours is a nation of freedom and democracy. Through the pledge of allegiance, we honor and respect it, for the majority of the world does not enjoy the wealth, power, and standard of living of the US of A.
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