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. Consider this:
Our Nation's Pledge vs. The Pledge of Allegiance
The Pledge of Allegiance (Congress adopted in 1954):
Its history: http://www.ushistory.org/documents/pledge.htm)
Its original salute: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bellamy_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:
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.
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.