Thursday, May 11, 2006

Anyone Know the ORIGINAL Pledge of Allegiance?


Yep. This is how children were originally taught to salute the flag when they recited the pledge of allegiance. They did this until the 1930s or 40s, when it became a little too conspicuous when compared to the tribute paid to Germany's Fuhrer.

So...the next time you hear people whining about how "the liberals" are trying to change the pledge, just remember its origins. Would these same people advocate returning to the original salute?

5 Comments:

Blogger Fred said...

I'd like to see them get rid of the Pledge of Allegience entirely, regardless of how it's worded.

9:03 AM  
Anonymous Libertarian Jason said...

Agreed!

12:11 PM  
Anonymous mikekole said...

Jason-

I blogged on the original Pledge a few years ago. Even though I don't really go for pledges or oaths, I actually don't mind the original Pledge. It went, "I pledge allegiance to my flag". I like that because my flag is the Gadsden "Don't Tread On Me" flag.

The origins of the Pledge are Sir Francis Bellamy- a Christian Socialist.

12:04 PM  
Anonymous mikekole said...

Oops! Here's the link to my blog entry:

http://kolehardfacts.blogspot.com/2003/05/my-flag.html

12:05 PM  
Anonymous stranger said...

and of course the "original" also didn't have the words "under god" in it - that was added during the red scare (and is about as outdated as our ban on travel to cuba)

10:23 PM  

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