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A constitutional republic is a state where the head of state and other officials are elected as representatives of the people, and must govern according to existing constitutional law that limits the government's power over citizens.
In a constitutional republic, executive, legislative, and judicial powers are separated into distinct branches and the will of the majority of the population is tempered by protections for individual rights so that no individual or group has absolute power.
Quote from : Wikipedia : Pledge of Allegiance
The Pledge of Allegiance to the United States is an oath of loyalty to the republic of the United States of America, originally composed by Francis Bellamy in 1892.
The Pledge has been modified four times since then, with the most recent change adding the words "under God" in 1954.
The Pledge is predominantly sworn by children in public schools in response to state laws requiring the Pledge to be offered.
Congressional sessions open with the swearing of the Pledge, as do government meetings at local levels, meetings held by the Royal Rangers, Boy Scouts of America, the Freemasons and their concordant bodies, other organizations, and some sporting events.
The current version of the Pledge of Allegiance reads:
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.
According to the United States Flag Code, the Pledge "should be rendered by standing at attention facing the flag with the right hand over the heart.
When not in uniform men should remove any non-religious headdress with their right hand and hold it at the left shoulder, the hand being over the heart.
Persons in uniform should remain silent, face the flag, and render the military salute."
our government has become a corporate fascist state with the Banks and the Mega Corps controlling the government.
That is why people rail against it. Now what is the solution? To go to another form of control? Where the government controls all the means of business?
Or do we go back to what works and what gives the individual the most power?
Any large government ends in tyranny, so the least government has to be the solution.
Originally posted by endisnighe
I need to think this through a little and get back to you. Need to do a little research on economic systems and some free thought extrapolation on a cure for the corporate component. I feel the multi-nationals though are definitely one of the main problems.