Those who are acquainted with me know by now that I'm not a liberal. And, I suppose that a portion of my thinking is shaped by my military background. However, I don't propose forcing anyone to say the Pledge of Allegiance. I simply think it is sad when someone does not want to do so. It seems that so many of the liberals (and others whom I cannot even call American at all) would be only too happy to spit in the faces of those who put their lives on the line every day in order to give them the freedom to do whatever unpatriotic act they darn well please.
Whenever I get the chance to say the Pledge of Allegiance I can't help but feel my chest swell and get a tear in the corner of my eye. I'm proud to be an American and proud of what she stands for. And, I'm not ashamed to tell the world about it.
As to the "separation of church and state," that phrase is not anywhere in the Constitution. Rather, it is an invention of liberal judges who somehow think they have the right to make law rather than interpret existing laws. The only thing the founding fathers were against was the state endorsing and enforcing some particular religion. However, whether the liberals want to admit it or not, the founders of this country were almost without exception devoted Christians and regularly prayed during their activities. Further, the God to whom they prayed was the God of the Bible, not Mohammed or some other non-Christian deity.
It is quite clear from history that the founders of this country did NOT intend to have God or the mention of Him excluded from the public arena. I surely am not a proponent of forcing people to be Christians, but--like it or not--that was the basis upon which this "club" was formed. Non-believers are welcome here, but they shouldn’t have a controlling voice.
As far as I'm concerned, if someone doesn't like it here, he is free to go live in the country where Islam or atheism or whatever other type of government prevails. I'd even help pay for his/her plane ticket. Of course, not one of them wants to leave, though. Each knows the oppression and poverty that reign in many countries outside of ours.
It is also amazing that the liberals preach "tolerance" when it comes to having others agree with their agendas; however, when the liberals are in power, they are the most intolerant bunch of bigots imaginable. Well, I could say a lot more, but I'll step down off my “soap box” now and rest awhile.
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