The Pledge of Allegiance to the flag was composed in 1892, and Americans have been reciting it ever since and need to continue doing so. It has been modified several times and was formally adopted by Congress in 1942. But it is not our flag that is under accelerating attack over the last few decades. It is the Constitution under threat of severe modification or even removal as our fundamental law. Therefore, we the people need to find a way to start defending and maintaining the Constitution we love and respect; and what better way to start than to institute a Pledge of Allegiance to the Constitution?
Just this week, Joe “tell me you really didn’t say that” Biden outdid all the previous onslaughts against the Constitution by ignorantly proclaiming at a college campus in Connecticut that “no ordinary American cares about their constitutional rights.” Prior to that treasonous remark, the sanctity of the Constitution has for decades been under assault by the liberal progressives, not only in Academia but in the legislatures, the courts, and in the executive branch. In the Obama administration, unconstitutional actions have been instituted repeatedly.
Patriots at the Surprise Arizona Tea Party have recently added to their Pledge of Allegiance as follows: “I pledge allegiance to the flag and to the Constitution of the United States of America and to the Republic for which they stand, one nation, under God, indivisible with liberty and justice for all.” Another acceptable alternative would be to simply recite two separate pledges using the existing wording and say the first pledge to the flag and the second immediately following to the Constitution.
Fellow Americans, if you like this suggestion, GO FOR IT. It would be a great first step. And then we need to come up with additional practical steps to not only proudly waive our flag as we have always done but to carry, raise, waive, and preserve the Constitution of the United States of America.