Original version of the “Pledge of Allegiance” recited by Porky Pig

March 7, 2015 | By | Reply More

No “under God” in the original. That bit of obvious conflation of church and state was jammed into the pledge in the 50’s:

If saying the pledge makes us better citizens or makes our country better, maybe we should say it 20 times per day, bowing in homage as we chatter those words. Or, of course, we could actually do the hard work of making ourselves better citizens or making our country better.

And here is a version of the pledge that reflects my feelings about forcing kids to repeatedly recite jingoistic formulaic speeches they don’t understand:


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