Really, my distaste for the phrase is the same distaste that I have when people say things like "liberals are not true americans" or "my country, love it or leave it".
In fact, if it said, "one country under Jesus" or "one country under the Trinity" or some other more specific reference, it would not bother me one bit. However, it would be technically inaccurate since this country has other religious faiths besides Christianity and it also does not account for atheists.
That and if I look at it, the whole idea of a pledge for a free country makes no sense to me since it seems oxymoronish. But I would be completely neutral to that fact if it wasn't for what I see to be an attempt at cultural indoctrination.
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"I am appalled that somebody who is the nominee...would take that kind of position"
"A court took away a presidency"
"...the brother of a man running for president was the governor of the state..."
It's horrifying because Trump is blunt instead of making overt implications.
The way I see it is, if you don't want to say "under God" when you recite the pledge, then don't say it. No one will arrest you. If you don't want to recite the pledge altogether, then don't recite the pledge. (Only a P.O.S. prick-person would make an issue of that.)
But goddammit, there are millions and millions of us out here that stand and say it proudly and we will always include the words "under God,"
Why do people have to go and nit pick little bull**** things that, at the end of the day, don't mean **** to a tree.
I don't need a court to uphold or strikedown what I can or cannot say when I make my pledges. For a moderate conservative, I can be pretty liberal, socially, but on bull**** issues like this, I just wanna strangle those whiney ass liberal types who think they should decide what I do or do not say when, or if, I recite the pledge. Nit-pickin' bastards. Back the **** off. Don't tread on me. **** 'em.
It's GREAT to be me. --- "45% liberal/55% conservative"
Diplomacy is the art of saying 'nice doggy" until you can find a gun.
More signs of a pendulum swing in American society. I'm not gonna go out and claim it yet, I saw Scott Brown, I see Obamaism dropping faster than Lindsay Vonn, I hear rumblings, I see upheld court rulings, but...more signs.
It was the Austrasians, that hewed on bravely through the thick of the fight, it was they who found and cut down the Saracen King.
Women (Nasty or otherwise) are going to be the reason that Donald Trump is NEVER President!
"Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending."