In 1892, Francis Bellamy, a Baptist minister and Christian Socialist, wrote the Pledge of Allegiance as an expression of his socialist ideals. Oh my. The pledge is socialist. Originally, it read: “I pledge allegiance to my flag and the Republic for which it stands, one nation, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.” I can only surmise that the last phrase was a hope of Bellamy’s; it most surely wasn’t true. In 1892, former slaves were lynched for even minor transgressions of the separatists practices that were so prevalent in this country. Looking at a white woman, failure to pay …
One nation, under God, you say
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