Forced Oaths to Pieces of Cloth

Steve Schear schear at
Sun Feb 9 12:14:33 PST 2003

At 11:34 AM 2/9/2003 -0800, Tim May wrote:
>On Sunday, February 9, 2003, at 10:57  AM, Bill Frantz wrote:
>Unfortunately having started to question the relation between the pledge
>>and the ideals of the country, I started to wonder why I was pledging to
>>the flag, instead of the country.  So over the years, I have a somewhat
>>edited version (removed parts in brackets):
>I don't "pledge" to either a flag or a country. I just live here. And this 
>is where the stuff I own is located. All I ask of government is that they 
>stay out of my way.

I think parents should teach their children that they should condition the 
recital of the pledge to when those elected to office are routinely held 
accountable to breaches of the oath of office.


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