No pledge should be forced on kids because the idea of governments is absurd, all governments should be absolved and the people should rule themselves
living however they please and by any laws they want to abide by.
But that is nonsense. We need governments to keep society orderly.
Is that what you thought in response to my call to abolish all government? That is likely what your response was. The belief that governments are
necessary. What is that? Opinion? Fact? Statement? I would categorize it as philosophy. Philosophy is the studying of human nature. Do antelope or
eagles or squirrels live under governments? No. Governments are a human invention and the statement that governments are necessary is a philosophical
Not everyone realizes this, but the United States is one of the only, if not THE ONLY civilization to have lasted for more than a few decades whose
foundation is based upon philosophy. Some governments were founded out of the belief that governments serve the purpose of allowing divine royalty to
exercise their god-given powers. Other governments were formed under the belief that they are necessary to rule the people, or to provide for the
people. The United States was not founded based on the Divine Right of Kings, class uniformity nor nationalism. Our government, our Declaration of
Independence, our Constitution and the contents within it are all based upon the greatest philosophical thoughts in the world.
Power corrupts. Absolute power corrupts absolutely.
It is not what the U.S. government COULD do that made this country great. It is what our government CAN'T do. The philosophy of the fathers was
All men are created equal and are endowed upon themselves inalienable rights. To preserve these rights we instill governments by the permission of
the ruled but when governments infringe on rights it is the duty of the people to alter or abolish them.
What are governments made for? Protecting the people.
What do they protect? Rights that were granted to people by no government but by birth right.
Who creates governments? The people.
What justification do governments have to rule? Consent of the people.
What happens when governments fail to do what they were created for? They are abolished.
A pledge of Allegiance is brainwashing kids
No it is not. The pledge of Allegiance roots into the minds of all people what the purpose of government is.
I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America
Means that you are faithful to this country, not to a foreign country, not to all the world. Pledging allegiance to the whole world is pointless, as
you would pledge allegiance to multiple governments that contradict each other or to an all powerful world government that is all corrupt.
and to the republic
This is the one and only instance most people will hear this country referred to as a republic. A republic, by definition, is a country ruled by laws
that apply to all men, laws that limit the power of the powerful and grants power to the powrless
for which it stands
The reason governments are created
one UNITED STATES
The god that gave you your rights to bear arms, to free speech, to trial by jury, to property, and the right that you will not be denied rights not
mentioned in the Bill of Rights
A nation that solves its problems with the pen, not the sword
Liberty and Justice for all
Laws, justice and freedoms that apply to all people
Without knowing this stuff, people believe governments are great because of what they CAN do.
What if you believe your rights come from government, instead of God. Government will give you more rights. The people vote for who will give them the
most funds out of the public treasury. Government giving you the right to healthcare means government defines who is in the greatest need of
healthcare and what the best medical choice is. Government decides how much to tax food as a deterrent to unhealthy eating. Government can ban any
food source out of its regulation, from organic farms to bake sales which has already been seen in Massachussetts. Government has the final say in who
lives and who dies.
The canadian government has outlawed "hate speech" against homosexuals. Here is a scenario: parliament passes a law that schools have to standardize
a survey for all children to take which can predict if children will turn out to be homosexual based on the answers. This way, the school can give
them advice on how to "come out" of the closet. Criticizing this law is a hate crime. The government standardized tests can be used to coerce
children to abandon their own family's culture and to conform to "gay culture" which is purely a product of what gays do on television
Can government redistribute the wealth? Social security started out as a voluntary service. No longer. Only one percent of your income went toward
social security. No longer. Social security promised to pay back money to everyone that invested in it. No longer. The social security funds would not
be used as part of the public treasury. No longer. Social security was intended to be a temporary solution to a temporary problem. The president that
phases out social security will be overthrown. Wealth is more inequal today than ever. The solution people believe in is more government.