Pledge of Allegiance

I grew up in an era of respect.  Respect for our Country.  Respect for our elders.  Respect for one another.

I was taught to be careful with my words.

So today, I thought what about our Pledge of Allegiance?  What does it say?  SO I have decided to take it a part to focus in on the words.  Words that I have spoken for many years.  I am a grandmother – so don’t be surprised when I say that I am 69 years old.  Yep!  Almost what is considered a life time!

One thought caught my eye today.  Francis Bellamy wrote the original words years ago and are you ready for this?

Francis Bellamy was a Baptist minister and a Christian socialist.  Yep!  You read that right.

A socialist wrote those words!

Today I am taking in the first few words while sitting on a stump in my yard:


I pledge allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America, and to the Republic for which it stands.

Two points to ponder on the stump:

  1. United States
  2. Republic

United.  That means we are in agreement to the laws of the land.

Republic.  The power is found in the people.  Everyone’s vote counts! AND that means people who are citizens of the United States.

Now.  I am not going to do all of your thinking for you.  Or all the researching.  But please go to reliable sources to gather your information.

You need to find your own stump to sit on and do a little pondering today or at least soon!

May the force go with you!