The Pledge of Allegiance court case is a blessing in disguise, by providing a temporary delay. It allows the fight to widen against the entire Pledge, not just two words. As a libertarian and a lawyer, too, I am spearheading the next court case as a pro bono service to the public to liberate Americans from government pushing the totalitarian Pledge. http://members.ij.net/rex/pledge1.html
“Pledge II” will be a blockbuster sequel. The first case led to scary discoveries about the Pledge’s pedigree. A libertarian made the historic news-breaking discovery that exposed the Pledge as the origin of the salute of the National Socialist German Workers’ Party (Nazis). It is a myth that the Pledge’s original straight-arm salute is an ancient Roman salute. http://members.ij.net/rex/pledgesalute.html
The Pledge was written in 1892 by Francis Bellamy, a self-proclaimed National Socialist in the U.S., who wanted a government takeover of education to produce an “industrial army” for the authoritarian vision portrayed in his cousin Edward Bellamy’s book “Looking Backward.” The Bellamy cousins promoted national socialism worldwide for decades. Their plans resulted in racist and segregated government schools that lasted into the 1960’s.
The pledge is a great issue for Libertarians. Libertarians can change the entire “pledge issue” from a silly debate about two words, to a liberating debate about government, socialism, totalitarianism and government schools. http://members.ij.net/rex/pledge1.html
People ask if the Pledge of Allegiance promotes socialism. Yes it does, not only paying homage to a man who wanted the Pledge used to promote government schools and socialism, who wanted government schools operated as a socialist monopoly, and to end all of the better alternatives, and who wanted government schools used to create an “industrial army” (his term) modeled after the military, for a totalitarian economy and society.
Libertarians know that the Bellamy cousins succeeded in many ways, in that most schools are government schools, where the socialist pledge is still robotically chanted, and where children and their parents have learned to accept the government school monopoly, social security, socialist slave numbers, etc., etc.,
The pledge is usually recited because it is required by state laws for government schools, and done collectively as a robotic chant daily on cue from the government.
The pledge’s history is suppressed because it is so un-libertarian. As strange as it may seem, the ideas that inspired the pledge’s author also resulted in mass atrocities worldwide. http://members.ij.net/rex/pledgebackward.html
It is hard to imagine a better issue begging for the correct arguments to be made. Please help make the Pledge of Allegiance debate into a meaningful debate about liberty.
On July 4th, declare your independence from the Pledge of Allegiance. If schoolchildren should recite anything, then they should recite the Declaration of Independence, not the Pledge of Allegiance. They are mutually exclusive and contradictory.
Support individualism, not socialism. If the government’s antidisestablishmentarianism does not end, we will be living in an even bigger socialist police state. Pledge your independence, and don’t declare your allegiance.
yours in liberty,
Rex Curry of http://RexCurry.net