Replace Pledge?

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To Mr. Kirkpatrick and my dear friends in Othello [the best town in the world]. We are neighbors. Iíll start by saying I agree with what Mr. Crisp said last week. It could be time to upgrade the wording a bit, again. He said that ďunder GodĒ was added in 1954, because we choose as a nation to accept that there is a [one] Big GOD. [Atheistic Communism was spreading the thought that since we are all our own god we needed a totalitarian government to unify us.]

Iíll refer to one of Mr. Crispís suggestions here as being [in my opinion] the worst possible idea [since we already won our independence] because it just may encourage more violence among the younger members of our society...ĒGive me liberty or give me death.Ē Patrick Henry.

Try this instead:

I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America ó because of the Republic for which it stands ó one nation under GODĖ indivisible ≠ó with liberty and justice for each and every individual ó from conception to the grave.

In America we are all brothers [or sisters] and responsible to GOD for our neighbors as for ourselves.

Allegiance: loyalty and devotion in general to a principle [among other things].

Larry Besherse

Othello, Wash.

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