Why The Pledge of Allegiance
Is A Lie Today
This chapter was inspired by a good friend who recently attended a meeting of fellow patriots. At the outset of this meeting, everyone rose to recite the Pledge of Allegiance, which has been a common practice among loyal Americans for many generations. However, as the group began to speak, my friend realized she could no longer recite the words, although she had cherished this historic pledge from early childhood.
She could not join this group of fellow patriots because, as she began to utter these solemn words, she realized they were no longer true! She was struck by the undeniable fact that the Pledge of Allegiance today is, in fact, a lie. When she conveyed this observation to me, I concluded that she had made a very profound declaration, and it served as a clear indicator of the real state of our union today. While listening to the crowd reciting the words of the Pledge of Allegiance, she realized the extent to which our nation has been fundamentally transformed from within; so she stood silently as they recited: “I pledge allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America, and to the Republic for which it stands, one Nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.”
It almost sounds sacrilegious when I say the Pledge of Allegiance is a lie. We certainly do not want this historic pledge to be riddled with falsehoods; but let’s dissect it line by line. First of all, we say, “I pledge allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America….” This line certainly remains true today, assuming the person who utters these words truly pledges his or allegiance to our flag. Next, we say, “…and to the Republic for which is stands….” Now search your memory and try to recall any politician, at any level of government, who has referred to our nation as a “republic.” Instead, they always seem to refer to America as a “democracy.”
Our forefathers were very clear on this issue. In Article IV, Section 4 of the U.S. Constitution, we find the following statement: “The United States shall guarantee to every state in this Union, a republican form of government….” Then, in the second paragraph of Article VI, it is stated that the U. S. Constitution “shall be the supreme law of the land.” The U.S. Constitution guarantees each state a republican form of government, and the U.S. Constitution is unquestionably the supreme law of the land. It is for these reasons that our Pledge of Allegiance states, “…and to the Republic for which it stands….” This is precisely why it does not say, “…and to the Democracy for which it stands….”
Why did our forefathers create a republic and not a democracy? Why are politicians, bureaucrats, media personnel, and educators trying to deceive us into believing we are a democracy, when the word democracy cannot be found anywhere in the U.S. Constitution?
In a republican form of government, the supreme power is held by the citizens who vote, and that power is exercised through their elected politicians who are to govern according to the law of the land. In a democracy, the supreme power is also held by the people who vote; however, that power is exercised by majority rule, not by elected politicians who are restrained by the rule of law. Thus a democracy allows for unlimited power under majority rule, and the majority may do whatever it wishes to do. Individuals within a minority group may become subservient to the majority, and the minority may have few, if any, rights. For this reason, our forefathers wisely created a republic wherein the majority is restrained by law; and they vigorously denounced democracy as an illegitimate form or government.
For example, Thomas Jefferson is considered the source of the statement that “a democracy is nothing more than mob rule, where 51 percent of the people may take away the rights of the other 49 percent.” A definition of democracy sometimes attributed to Benjamin Franklin is “Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote.” Thus a republic is far superior to a democracy because it protects the natural right of the minority to be unmolested by the majority. Alexander Tytler warned in 1787 against a democratic form of government before George Washington became President. (A simple explanation can be found at http://commonsensegovernment.com/the-tytler-cycle-revisited/.)
With these definitions in mind, we can see why elite politicians of both major parties refer to our nation as a democracy instead of a republic. Through the media and educational establishment, they can incite a mob rule mentality among the majority of voters. For example, they can instigate class warfare against the “rich” and force them to pay their “fair share” to the non-rich, regardless of what the law may say. Additionally, the majority may codify laws to permit what professor of economics at George Mason University Walter E. Williams repeatedly calls “legalized theft” of our hard-earned money. Money confiscated through a mob rule democracy is always used to build a massive, powerful government and to buy the votes of the dependent majority to keep power-hungry politicians in power. Sadly, this is precisely what we have in Washington, D.C., today; and this is why my friend and I have concluded that the Pledge of Allegiance has become, regrettably, a bald-faced lie.
Another matter in the Pledge of Allegiance is the phrase: “…one Nation under God, indivisible….” We may now ask, are we “one nation under God,” or one nation under mob rule? Are we “indivisible,” or are we divided by those inciting class warfare between the poor and the rich; warfare by non-whites against whites; warfare by Islamists, atheists, and agnostics against Bible-believing Christians; warfare by global warming supporters against global warming skeptics, etc.? Clearly, we have been divided in more ways than can be listed in this handbook. America, the so-called “melting pot,” is gone and a “salad bowl” metaphor promotes and maintains divisions in the name of multiculturalism.
Abraham Lincoln quoted Mark 3:25 when he stated that a house divided against itself cannot stand. Therefore, when politicians, media pundits, and educators divide us, we are no longer a nation of “we the people,” but rather a nation where we have an “us against them” mentality. Yes, on many important issues, we have become polarized.
Lastly, do we enjoy “liberty and justice for all” today, or do we now have liberty and justice only for some? You may remember author and TV pitchman Kevin Trudeau who was sentenced to 10 years in prison for misleading advertising, selling a faulty product, and repeatedly ignoring the law. In contrast, how much time will Obama serve for deliberately misleading us about Obamacare, selling us this faulty product, and repeatedly ignoring the supreme law of the land in bypassing Congress to alter Obamacare from the Oval Office? Yes, we now have liberty and justice for some, but not for all!
Sadly, to be honest today, we must now say, “I pledge allegiance to the Flag, and to the Democracy for which it stands, one nation under mob rule, divisible, with liberty and justice for some.” Notice that this Pledge of Allegiance says, “I pledge allegiance to the Flag,” but it does not say, “Of the United States of America.” These words are absent because the nation described in this pledge does not remotely resemble the nation depicted in the U.S. Constitution. It is not the nation founded by George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and James Madison. It does, however, accurately describe the nation in which we now live; and this is precisely why the authentic Pledge of Allegiance is a lie today.