A friend of mine was attending a private gathering of professionals the other day when she was surprised to discover that the meeting was initiated by an exhortation to stand, place one's hand over one's heart and recite the Pledge of Allegiance. She refused to do so. I have been in similar situations over the years when, for whatever reason, the folks running the show decide to start the meeting by reciting the pledge. I also refused to do so. Let me cut to the chase...nobody should ever recite the Pledge of Allegiance. Let me tell you why.
When you are born in the Socialist Democracy of Amerika the immoral law of this land imputes to you the following citizenship oath, "I hereby declare, on oath, that I
absolutely and entirely renounce and abjure all allegiance and fidelity
to any foreign prince, potentate, state, or sovereignty, of whom or
which I have heretofore been a subject or citizen; that I will support
and defend the Constitution and laws of the United States of America
against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith
and allegiance to the same; that I will bear arms on behalf of the
United States when required by the law; that I will perform noncombatant
service in the Armed Forces of the United States when required by the
law; that I will perform work of national importance under civilian
direction when required by the law; and that I take this obligation
freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; so help me
Let's ignore the fact that this oath was not taken freely since it was imposed upon you due to the fact of the accident of your birth. Let's ignore the fact that you are swearing an oath to uphold a Constitution that has long since been abandoned. Let's ignore the fact that this oath requires Christians to swear to violate the moral principles of the Law of God found in the Bible by swearing an oath to that same God to uphold the Constitution as it is understood today. Let's ignore a lot of things about this abysmal oath and point out only one relevant point for today's post. Your allegiance to the SDA is already a foregone conclusion since this oath is imposed upon you the day you are born. Continually pledging your fealty to the SDA is unnecessary, ridiculous, immoral and constitutes an act of religious worship of the State.
The entire concept of swearing an oath of allegiance to the State is backwards. The biblical responsibility of a person under the rule of a particular group of career politicians is simple. We are to pay our taxes and submit to all laws that do not require us to violate biblical law. When we refuse to submit to those laws that would cause us to violate biblical law we are to joyfully accept fines, incarceration, torture and death at the hands of our rulers. One thing, however, we are never required to give the State is an oath of allegiance. In fact, just the opposite is the case. The civil government should swear an oath to perform its biblical functions on our behalf. Civil government should swear an oath to protect the citizens under its authority from external and internal attack as well as to provide a system of courts to adjudicate disputes between us. Career politicians should pledge their allegiance to the principle of defending the rights of the minority and protecting the lives, freedom and property of all their subjects. That, of course, will never happen.
Here are the words of 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." Let's consider these words for a moment.
How do I pledge allegiance to an inanimate object like a flag? Can you think of a more ridiculous way to begin a pledge? I owe no allegiance to a collection of materials sewn together and dyed with various colors. The flag does nothing for me and I should do nothing for it.
The pledge also includes an affirmation of allegiance for the "Republic" of the SDA. What a stupid concept that is. The SDA is not a republic. The SDA is a democracy. Perhaps those people who mindlessly repeat this foolish pledge need to take a course in political philosophy. There may have been a short period of time in the history of the SDA when it could have actually been described as a republic. Those times are long gone. Pledging allegiance to a republic is pledging allegiance to something that does not exist and should therefore not be done, unless you also wish to pledge your allegiance to unicorns and the twin myths of global warming and evolution.
The notion that the SDA is "one nation under God" is blasphemous. The Constitution of the United States specifically repudiates the Law of God and the God of the Bible. No religious test is permitted to be given to determine the propriety of anyone to serve in civil government positions. Christians are expected to abandon their "religious" beliefs and practices in order to be good citizens in this hate-filled land. As the Constitution is currently interpret by the Supreme Court of Jokers who rule over this envy-filled country, it is diametrically opposed to the Law of God in hundreds of instances. Pledging allegiance to the SDA carries with it the necessary flip-side pledge of denying allegiance to the God of the Bible. That is a very stupid thing to do.
The notion that the SDA is "indivisible" can only be maintained if one firmly stuffs one's head in the ground and never comes up for air. This country is horribly divided into special interest groups, each group desperately seeking victim status and the special government privileges that come with victim status recognition. Once again we see that the words of the pledge require the crazy person who recites them to pledge allegiance to a country that does not exist.
The notion that the SDA is a land filled with "liberty and justice for all" is so mindbogglingly wrong it is hard to write those words without either breaking into tears or erupting into anger. There is nothing in this sad and disgusting land that even closely approximates the conditions of liberty and justice for all. We are not free and we are becoming more enslaved with every new government regulation that is passed and enforced upon us by the para-military troops who call themselves the "police." And what can I write about justice other than to say that there is none. The entire legal system of this country is built upon the fiction that justice can truly be received. Maybe you have never had the misfortune of becoming involved with the system of injustice that rules in this land. In that case I can understand your reticence to believe what I am writing about it. For those of you who have been involved in the system of injustice that controls all that passes for legal propriety in this immoral land you know what I am writing about.
The Pledge of Allegiance, like the National Hymn, is simply a part of the liturgical worship of civil government in this idolatrous country. No Christian should ever participate in it. Indeed, no pagan should ever participate in it either. It will only increase the wrath of God upon you.