Loyalty; "a strong feeling of support or allegiance."
Patriotism; "the quality of being patriotic; devotion to and vigorous support for one's country."
Nationalism; "identification with one's own nation and support for its interests, especially to the exclusion or detriment of the interests of other nations."
People of these united States no longer know whether they pledge their allegiance to our nation or to the government.
Article 4, Section 4 of the US Constitution proves that when a person recites the Congressionally adopted Pledge of Allegiance that they pledge their #allegiance to the government when it is the government that owes it allegiance to the people/nation.
Our nation's true pledge appears at the end of The unanimous Declaration of 1776 and truly is our nation's pledge to each other and not to our governments.