A New Pledge

Posted: August 29, 2013 in America, Friendship, Life, Love, Race, Religion, Society
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Anyone who knows me or has read my blog knows I love my country. More to the point, I love the people in my country. Of course, I mean the good-hearted people. So, do I love them enough to be loyal to them? Do I love them enough to pledge loyalty or allegiance  to them?

Those words are real game changers for me. I have always been blindly loyal and trusting to love interests, friends and family throughout my life. Why not? I know them, far more than most.

What is allegiance anyway? An allegiance is a duty of fidelity said to be owed by a subject or a citizen to his/her state or sovereign. A duty of fidelity that I owe to my government, right? Well that’s easy. My government is run by good-hearted, moral, selfless people who just love every single American (especially black and brown Americans)!

As a child, I was required to recite the pledge of allegiance in school, sporting events and even a few times in church. One day, someone (student or parent) opposed participation on the basis of religion. Then someone else refused to participate on the basis of principal.

If there is little loyalty from public servants to citizens, the pledge of allegiance is then a farce. The whole swearing in process of a politician turns into a photo-op and nothing more.

Today, the pledge of allegiance is recited in government buildings, boy/girl scout meetings, private clubs and I’m sure many other places. But not in public schools (in my neck of the woods, anyway).

I think we need a new pledge of allegiance. Participation is optional:

I pledge allegiance to all people who only wish to live in peace. I pledge my voluntary fidelity to all those that protect the victims of cruelty and indifference. I pledge loyalty to humanitarians that believe and don’t believe in God. I pledge to rise up for the preservers of life, the earth and dignity.  I willingly promise to never betray the trust of the trustworthy.

  1. Howisbradley says:

    I’d recite that one


  2. Doris says:

    oh so true


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