My opinion is based on the fact that any American can make of the Pledge whatever they wish and it is optional what they make of it or whether they make anything of it at all. Now repeat after me: "Nobody can make me recite the Pledge.....nobody can make me recite the Pledge.....I do not have to recite the Pledge." If you do that enough, it might sink in.Originally Posted by Scarecrow Akhbar
Please give me a list of the impact that the Pledge has on your ability to make a living, your safety, your security, your property rights or material wealth, your pursuit of happiness, or any other right that you might possess. Then show me who is requiring you to recite the Pledge, where they are requiring that your recite it, and how clearly you are required to enunciate it. Take your time. When you think of something, you might have a case. Until then.....you do not have to say the pledge. Are you repeating that? You do not have to say the Pledge.I undestand it perfectly. That's why I object to the establishment of religion represented by the present tense statement of "under god" illegally appended to the Pledge of Allegiance.
It's your refusal to acknowledge this truth that fuels this debate. My understanding of the issue is perfect.
I know that. Now, why the Knights of Columbus decided they could write better poetry than Francis Bellamy I won't ask. The fact of the matter is that IF they were trying to imply a religious heritage with their meddling, they failed. The words imply that the nation is currently being sat on by an invisible sky pixie. Right now.
That's what present tenses do. They imply current action or status.
P.S. You do not have the right to refuse others the right to say the Pledge.
Let's first explore what Negros being property has anything to do with the Pledge of Allegiance. And could you point out any Negros that are property today? Also, could you point out my post dealing with my belief in the infallibility of the court?The USSC court in it's time has ruled that negros are property, that seperate but equal is legitimate, that seperate but equal is not legitimate, and that babies can be killed in the womb for no good reason. Certainly your faith in the infallibility of the Court is touching.
You do agree with all those rulings, right?
You really do need to get a grip.