The Pledge of Allegiance
“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.”
Defined and explained in Dictionaries and Encyclopedia’s as;
The Pledge of Allegiance of the United States is an expression of allegiance to the Flag of the United States and the republic of the United States of America, originally composed by Colonel George Balch in 1887, later revised by Francis Bellamy in 1892 and formally adopted by Congress as the pledge in 1942.
The official name of The Pledge of Allegiance was adopted in 1945. The last change in language came on Flag Day 1954 when the words “under God” were added
Wow, so powerful stuff one would think yes? Well perhaps it was when it was originally written in 1892… or later when they changed the wording to the Flag of the United States… or even later as they added one nation under God in 1954… but today in 2016? Seriously how many children know it, can recite it…for that matter how many young adults can recite it or understand it? Myself I think that the forefathers of this country would become physically ill if they could have seen through a time machine to what devastation, racism, violence and hatred that has bred in this country … in our society since the days this was originally penned.
People spitting, setting fire to and desecrating the flag. The Republic for which it stands is looking more and more like a really bad reality show to other countries all over the world each and every moment as we parade out the political dirty laundry every second of every day. Cop Killers hiding behind the Constitution and their Civil Rights attempting to justify their violence. Bad Cops taking it out on people of Color and People of Color taking it out on ALL cops for the ones that are bad. People of race declaring they are better than, people of all color then setting out to prove they matter more than the other colors. Yet the one thing we forget is we are all related and the common factor that sets it all aside is we are all human… part of humanity, even though it is a Humanity that needs to be remembered and healed.
People in general are not taking responsibility for their own crap, their own lives. If you want change to occur stand up and move it in the right direction. If you live in a cycle, break the cycle. Ask for assistance if you can not do it on your own. Don’t voice that you can not …Voice that you Can and Will. There are people in the world that will and can help you; you just have to get your mind set to do it or to ask.
I know that life can truly suck at times, there is pain, there is despair, and there is poverty, violence, hatred, bullying and racism. But for all of that there is also something positive to balance it. There is Love, Humanity, Friendship and people who know how to look beyond the color of one’s skin.
Greed and Power have taken a mainstay over Love and Family…how is this possible, how is it that we have become a humanity that cares more about the next new phone that is available than the respect and strong foundations we should be providing our children our young people? Instead we have greed driving lawsuits, making everything a legal matter and placing it in a justice system that protects the guilty and sentences the victims.
All based on technicalities…
To me and many the systems are broken…so how do we go about repairing and healing it? One person at a time… by understanding everyone has different perspective… by opening our eyes and listening to the Creatures that have been her teaching lessons that fall on deaf ears… by embracing our “Humanity” again… by being Neighbors again… by learning respect again… by empowering our Children again… by learning to Love again….
I pray every second of every day, that I will believe that pledge that I worked so hard to learn as a child so long ago… I pray every second that others will also do the same and stand proud with me once again in a Nation that has so much potential if we would all work together instead of causing so much pain, so many rifts and fractures to each other as humans. Pledging allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under God, indivisible, and that in doing so we are truly a strong nation with liberty and justice for all…
“I am bear Medicinewalker and I am Dedicated to Educating and sharing the lessons, teachings and culture I have been taught by my Elders and journey with the World. It is not enough merely to teach the ways of our Elders. We must honor those traditions by sharing and educating the World. Inspiring others …Inspiring our Youth. Through the Music… the Arts…the stories…”
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