Sunday, September 18, 2005

I pledge a Legion....

I distinctly remember that, as a child, I was tricked and/or coerced into pledging a legion to the flag of the United States. Do you have any idea what that entails? A legion was 5000-6000 men, fully equipped. And in modern terms, that wouldn't just be infantry; it would include armor and air cavalry units. Do you have any idea what that would cost? We're talking at least hundreds of millions or billions of dollars.

Yes, folks, tonight's rant is about the Pledge of Allegiance. I hate it. I will not say it. I don't even like to be in the same room with it. It gives me the screaming willies.

And it's not because of the "under God" part that seems to get liberal panties in such a bunch. That's about the only part of it that I find inoffensive.

Let's look at exactly what this abomination is.

"I pledge allegiance to the flag." Idolatry, pure and simple. Can you imagine, pledging allegiance to a flag? A piece of cloth? Or even to the Republic for which it stands (that hasn't existed since 1865, but that exceeds the parameters of this post)? What would God say if he knew that his people were doing such things?

But again I get ahead of myself. It's presumptuous to presume that these are God's people, much as they'd like to be.

And what about this "one nation... indivisible" stuff? Says who? Abraham Lincoln? Certainly not the authors or ratifiers of the Constitution. When New York and Virginia (and possibly others) ratified the Constitution, it was with the express reservation that the Union could be dissolved if the States decided that it no longer suited them to remain in the partnership.

It seems to me that once upon a time, a group of true patriots observed that "Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, --That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness."

This 'indivisible' nonsense is just a ratification of Mr. Lincoln's war against the founding principles of the Republic.

And then there's "with liberty and justice for all." Irony? Comic relief? I dunno. A worthy goal? Maybe. The truth? Yeah, right.

So why the hell is the Pledge so revered? Did George Washington or Thomas Jefferson say the pledge? Hell no. They would have choked on it. George because it's blasphemous and Tom because it's statist. It was a turn-of-the-century state-worshiping socialist thing. It is a prayer to the gods of big government and centralization. It is an offense to all that is true and good and right.

(In case my previous posts didn't disqualify me from my long-coveted judicial appointment, I'm sure this will do it. Unless Ron Paul gets elected President. He'd understand.)

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Blogger Laurie said...

I love it when you rant.

Sunday, September 25, 2005 8:30:00 PM  
Anonymous jitterbugbon said...

All right already. Then we should write a new one.

I promise that I like this country more than the other ones...

...Under God...

Sunday, September 25, 2005 8:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you, Sock Master!

Monday, September 26, 2005 12:01:00 AM  

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