Flag Day June 14

090614 at 9:36 am 4 comments

visit koaseeds.com to hear the National Anthem and read its words.

The pledge of allegiance in 1892:
I pledge allegiance to my FLag, and to the Republic for which it stands:
one Nation indivisible, WIth Liberty and Justice for all.

June 14, 1923
I pledge allegiance to my the Flag of the United States
and to the Republic for which it stands:
one Nation indivisible, With Liberty and Justice for all.

June 14, 1924:
I pledge allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America,
and to the Republic for which it stands:
one Nation indivisible, With Liberty and Justice for all.

June 14, 1954:
I pledge allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America,
and to the Republic for which it stands:
one Nation under God, indivisible, With Liberty and Justice for all.

Must Visit the Flag page

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click to hear the National Anthem & read the words, you’ll be glad you did!

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4 Comments Add your own

  • 1. jcscuba  |  090614 at 2:41 pm

    Very interesting post, I learned the 1952 version. probably the reason the ACLu was founded. Thanks, J.C.

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    • 2. hepsy  |  090614 at 3:53 pm

      I’m so glad you caught that year error! Corrected it, mahalo! You also got me curious, so checked the aclu. In 1920 The National Civil Liberties Bureau (NCLB) changed its name to ACLU. It is not one, but two organizations, a 501c(3) for non profit status and a 501c(4) for lobbying. Quite convenient. They rake in tax exempt $$ to play with, and spend it in lobbying. I wonder which one is paid to represent interests against US?

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  • 3. nubispertusus  |  091019 at 9:41 am

    While many of the founders were Christians, after the end of the Revolutionary War there were 13 separate states. They got together and “founded” the nation by adopting a constitution. Many of the founders were slave owners and defended that dubious “institution”. Apparently, you feel that was a “Christian principle”. They wouldn’t let women vote, nor non-whites, nor white guys who did not own property.

    In general, they were on the right track, and their Christian principles were certainly key in pointing them the right direction.

    Nonetheless, despite the background of certain founders, the nation was founded on POLITICAL principles, not Christian ones. The key principle was articulated by James Madison in Federalist Papers, no. 49, 338–43 Madison states: “[T]he people are the only legitimate fountain of power, and it is from them that the constitutional charter, under which the several branches of government hold their power, is derived…”

    I would have no problem changing “under God” to “under the democratic rule of and by the people” That would include American citizens who are Buddhist, Hindu, Wiccan, Atheist, Santerian, and so on.

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    • 4. hepsy  |  091019 at 12:17 pm

      Your Madison quote is an excellent one. It was, and still is, essential to our American liberty that Religion not rule US any more than a political party or oligarchy.

      The many customs, practices and traditions of any people, as well as individual choices, are not the same as the principles, and are at times conflicting. The same holds true for Christian principles, which are not always reflected in actions, customs, traditions and choices. The specifics of your first paragraph, last sentence, is an example of what some Christians hold, but are not Christian, or Biblical principles.

      It is interesting to read the work of men who worked to write our founding documents, some of whom are not acknowledged Christians. A favorite among some to point out as not Christian is Thomas Jefferson. He wrote of God or Creator as basis for several of his statements, scattered throughout his writings.

      The background political principles our nation was founded on are familiar to many familiar with Christian principles distinguished from tradition, custom and practice. While the concepts were more recently applied in 1776, the basis of them goes back much further.

      There was a specific reason “Under God” was added to the pledge. History is discarded, so objection is made.
      As far as changing “under God” to something else, that’s almost a moot topic as the pledge is considered by some to be unconstitutional. Children are no longer taught to respect the flag in many if not all public schools, do not say the pledge. Considering the president has displayed his disregard for the flag, it is only a matter of time until this generation will wonder what it was.

      Mahalo for your comment!
      – aloha

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