I have rewritt’n my response here multiple times, for lack of be’n able ta feel that I have gott'n my point accross. Not that I want anyone ta
change the way they act, or think. I just want ta state my point of view. However, it is hard ta not preach when it is something that ya feel so
Fur those who "...go through the motions":
When a flag is carried in front of ya do you not stand up and uncover?
When you see the flag the highest at the Olympics, are you not proud?
When you hear the "Pledge of Allegiance" are you really that ungrateful for all that has been GIVEN to us?
I do say the "Pledge of Allegiance" at least once a week through my activates. I would guess that if ya are a Den Mother/Father, have a boy/girl in
scouts, youth groups, etc., ya would be at least hearing it that often. However, that's not where I hear it. Nor is it because I belong to the Odd
fellows, Elks, FVW, any Masonic Affiliations, or other Lodges that recites it before each meet’n. I don't wake to reveille everyday, nor do I
watch as the flag is folded every night, so that it is not like a soldier that is left behind. I do it out of RESPECT, ‘n yes, I do rise when the
flag is in procession in a parade. I try to be a hic', I don't comb my hair as much as I should, ‘n always wear a hat, unless... there is a flag
in front of me. I'm not Old, merely 34. However, being older would definitely give me an excuse to have respect. I'm betting your grandfather
would do these things, and if you don't have one... maybe that's why you don't (but should) see the significance.
The American Creed, states... “I therefore believe it is my duty to my country to love it, to support its Constitution, to obey its laws, to
respect its flag
, and to defend it against all enemies.”
I said "...all that has been GIVEN to us?", and I sincerely mean it. Tell me what you have done to ensure our freedom? Tell me what sacrifices ya
have made so that this country (or any other) may be stronger? Oh ya voted, I hope ya didn't hurt yourself. YES, Given to us! Those of the
American Revolution can say that they TOOK it, and those of the Civil war can say that they TOOK it too. But who did they GIVE it to? They died so
that we could be free. What are we doing with such a gift? Anyways, back to the topic...
I guess I have been brainwash’d... But, it was because of what the people of our country have done, NOT because I said the "Pledge of Allegiance"
one to many times.
"...all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the
pursuit of Happiness...."
Is a man who doesn't believe in a Supreme Being have more unalienable rights, then one that does, or visa-versa. Are we to supplement one symbol for
another, ‘n at what cost? To remove the words "Under God" leaves a void. A void that could symbolize that the Atheists beliefs are more
supported. However, the word GOD is a universal word that encompasses all beliefs. God can be just as easily interchanged with Big Bang, Allah,
Jesus, Buddah, harry krishna, Zeuss, feakin Hendrix...whoever. (Thanks SportyMB)
Definition of God
1.b) The force, effect, or a manifestation or aspect of this being.
2.) A being of supernatural powers or attributes, believed in and worshiped by a people, especially a male deity thought to control some part of
nature or reality.
(Thanks again SportyMB)
Now, The Deceleration of Independence does mention... "...of Nature's God entitle them...", "...endowed by their Creator ...", The Star-Spangled
Banner was officially made the national anthem by Congress in 1931, although it already had been adopted as such by the army and the navy. It's last
"O thus be it ever when free-men shall stand
Between their lov'd home and the war's desolation;
Blest with vict'ry and peace, may the heav'n-rescued land
Praise the Pow'r that hath made and preserv'd us a nation!
Then conquer we must, when our cause it is just,
And this be our motto: “In God is our trust!”
And the star-spangled banner in triumph shall wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave!"
I’m wonder’n if because these documents reference to a GOD we should either mutilate, or destroy them.
I fear that I joke about it now, but in the upcom’n years it will be suggested.