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Pledge of Allegiance facts!

If it were from fiction, would it be too on-the-nose that the words “under God” LITERALLY DIVIDE “one nation” from “indivisible”? Anyway, here are some random facts taken from Wikipedia’s Pledge of Allegiance article:

  • It was originally written by a socialist.
  • Eisenhower, president when “under God” was added, was raised a Jehovah’s Witness.
  • The Jehovah’s Witnesses were the most prominent legal challengers to the pledge in the 1940s, as it violates their religion to pledge allegiance to anything other than God.
  • “Under God” was inspired by President Lincoln’s usage of it in the Gettysburg Address.
  • Apparently, in Lincoln’s time, “under God” was a way of saying “God willing”, so its usage in the Pledge would be grammatically wrong by Lincoln’s standards.
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Citizenship-by-birth? Who needs it!

Hooray! More douchewads want to crow about who’s American and who isn’t while willfully compromising something fundamentally American. This time, it’s that someone born in America is an American.

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