Sunday, April 22, 2012

Our Founding Fathers Would Not Have Recited the Pledge


Our Founding Fathers Would Not Have Recited the Pledge: 

Another patriotic tradition that gets a lot of attention, particularly around this time of the year, is the Pledge of Allegiance. The Pledge did not exist during our Founders' lifetimes -- something that is very clear when looking at its text. The Pledge was written over a century after America's founding in 1892. It was also written by a socialist -- Francis Bellamy, whose original text was: "I pledge allegiance to my Flag and the Republic for which it stands, one nation, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all." According to our Founders, the states are not indivisible, but very much the opposite. In fact, when ratifying the U.S. Constitution, some states, such as Virginia among others, specifically declared the right to secede from the Union should they feel it necessary just as an extra precaution to make sure that that state right was understood. Our Founders took their states rights very seriously and considered the U.S. Constitution to be a compact amongst the sovereign states so that any state could secede if it felt the federal government had become oppressive. So, if not with a pledge, how would our Founding Fathers begin meetings and celebrations? The answer: most likely with a prayer. In fact, the very first resolution brought before the First Continental Congress, and immediately passed, was the declaration that they would open every meeting with a prayer.

Three articles @  FNC


I Pledge Allegiance

To The Constitution Of These United States Of America 

Whose form and spirit are derived from the Holy Scriptures in order to guarantee those God-given rights enumerated in the Bill of Rights, and thereby to secure to me and to my posterity Life, Liberty, and Property and, in the pursuit of these ends so limits the functions of civil government as that these rights cannot be abrogated by unprincipled men.

I will ever uphold and defend it against all who would seek to undermine, subvert, or destroy it, and to this end, as a sacred trust from those who first uttered these words, I pledge my life, my fortune and my sacred honor, trusting in that same Divine Providence in whom our fore-fathers put their reliance. Amen. 



  1. It's been YEARS since I uttered that lie "...indivisible..." - and I never will again.

    I DO usually recite the REST of it, but make a point of my silence on the "indivisible" part...

    And yeah - I *LOVE* the looks it gets me, and have been granted the opportunity to educate quite a number who asked me about it later...

  2. DAMN - I also meant to say that I *LOVE* The "pledge to the Constitution -- THAT one's going on my blog and out to my e-mail list!

    I'm also going to see if I can't get my local "patriot" group to switch to that, and possibly my Lodge as well!

    "5=STARS" don't seem enough for that one!

  3. I'm also going to see if I can't get my local "patriot" group to switch to that, and possibly my Lodge as well!

    I printed it off for each one in attendance this week and we will say it, not the other.