#Pledges: About the united States American
Very few people know what it is to be a united States American; though most of us know what our governments teach us to be loyal to the government.
Consider the following comparison:
The Pledge of Allegiance
Our Nation's Pledge
The Pledge of Allegiance (Congress adopted in 1954):
Its original salute:
The "Republic" from The Constitution for the United States of America, Article 4, Section 4; "The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican Form of Government...."
The Pledge of Allegiance Expanded and Dissected:
In 1954, our governments completely flipped the servitude coin on us. Though our governments are supposed to serve the people, with the people dictating powers to government; our governments now dictate to us what rights we may "freely" exercise.
Perhaps the heaviest push by our governments toward absolute tyranny and despotism came about 1979 with US Constitution, Amendment 27 where the US Congress gained the unethical power of dictating to the people what the people will pay as compensation (wages and benefits) to members of the US Government. This Amendment failed in 1790 when it was one of the 12 submitted that eventually became the US Constitution's first 10 amendments we call the Bill of Rights.
Our Nation's Real Pledge (Ratified 1776):
Written and ratified in 1776 and appears at the end of The unanimous Declaration of the united States of America.
Our nation's pledge Expanded and Dissected:
The risk is in reverse order:
Sadly, for our nation's sake -- far too many bloodthirsty individuals desire a blood-bath when this war can so easily be won with a mightier "sword and shield" -- the pen and paper; but only mightier if we risk all to enforce and defend it.
If we do not come to help those whose rights are under attack -- soon we will lose the rights we enjoy. After all, we all possess the same list of rights.
This is a pledge to each other -- NOT to our governments.
In our constitutions, we demand our government officials pledge their allegiance to us by supporting those constitutions under oath.