The Pledge or the Oath?

If this were the only issue in the presidential race, he's sure get my vote! Congress has passed no law that requires a civilian to do anything with respect to the United States flag or the Pledge of Allegiance. According to the flag law, the requirement for standing and placing one's hand over the heart during the Pledge of Allegiance only applies to one who is a military person not in military dress uniform, that is, a person in the military who is wearing civilian clothes at the time. The flag law has no general application within the States of the Union. Only those who have been sworn into any branch of the United States military are required to follow the flag law. We teach our little children wrong when we demand they stand, place their right hand over their heart and recite the Pledge. If we have true freedom of speech, we also have the freedom to be silent when we so choose. The very Pledge they recite guarantees the right to not stand and not recite any particular set of words. That is what is meant by "Freedom of Speach". If Senator Obama deliberately refused to place his hand over his heart and refused to recite the Pledge of Allegiance as the caption indicates, then the picture shows Senator Obama to be a thinking man. Hooray!!

Please note that the Commander-in-Chief is a civilian and is NOT IN the military. For anyone who has taken the military oath and is still under that oath, they are bound to follow the flag law when the flag is passing by in a parade or when they stand and face the flag when reciting the Pledge. Such a person is required to either salute the flag when in uniform or hold their right hand over their heart when in civilian clothes. Remember, Congress has passed no law that requires a civilian to do anything in relationship to the flag.

Regarding the Pledge itself, We the People do not owe allegiance to the governments that were formed to serve us, but our governments owe allegiance to We the People. Freedom belongs to the People, not the government. Also remember that George Washington, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, James Monroe, and all the other Founding Fathers never recited the Pledge -- not even once, since it was not fashioned until the late 1800's and did not become part of the flag law until WWII. John Quincy Adams, Andrew Jackson, Martin Van Buren, William Harrison, James Polk, Zachary Taylor, Franklin Pierce, and James Buchanan -- all of them as Commander-in-Chief -- never recited the Pledge of Allegiance. Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses Grant, Rutherford B. Hayes, James Garfield, Grover Cleveland, Benjamin Harrison, William McKinley never recited the Pledge of Allegiance and they all served American with distinction, all of them as Commander-in-Chief. All of these great men and many others who served with distinction to make America what it was throughout the 18th and 19th centuries never heard of the Pledge of Allegiance, let alone recited it. The pledge they recited was the Oath of Office to uphold the Constitution for the United States of America, which many of our more recent leaders have trampled on without remorse. Unfortunately, not nearly enough of the public is concerned about the lost liberties from those who trample on our fundamental freedoms. Which would you prefer from your Commander-in-Chief, the oath of office to uphold and defend the Constitution for the United States of America or a Pledge of Allegiance to the federal government? I much prefer the pledge to uphold and defend the Constituiton for the United States of America and I hope you understand how silly is the rant in the caption of the following picture.

Several years ago Ray Boltz wrote and recorded a song that expressed his sentiment regarding the Pledge of Allegiance. Here are the words to his song.

I Pledge Allegiance To The Lamb
by Ray Boltz

I pledge allegiance to the Lamb
With all my strength, with all I am
I will seek to honor His commands
I pledge allegiance to the Lamb

Stanza #1
I have heard how Christians long ago
Were brought before a tyrant's throne
They were told that he would spare their lives
If they would renounce the name of Christ

But one by one they chose to die
The Son of God they would not deny
Like a great angelic choir sings
I can almost hear their voices ring


Stanza #2
Now the years have come and the years have gone
And the cause of Jesus still goes on
Now our time has come to count the cost
To reject this world, to embrace the Cross

And one by one let us live our lives
For the One who died to give us life
Till the trumpet sounds on the final day
Let us proudly stand and boldly say


Stanza #3
To the Lamb of God who bore my pain
Who took my place who wore my shame
I will seek to honor His commands
I pledge allegiance to the Lamb

Chorus (repeat)

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He who dwells in the shelter of the MOST HIGH will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, HE is my refuge and my fortress, my GOD in whom I trust. PSALM 91:1-2

I had heard about this, but a picture is definitely worth a 1000 words! Thank you Senator Obama!!!



Senator Barack Obama, Governor Bill Richardson, Senator Hillary Clinton and Ruth Harkin stand during the national anthem.

Barack Hussein Obama's photo (that's his real name)......the article said he REFUSED TO NOT ONLY PUT HIS HAND ON HIS HEART DURING THE PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE, BUT REFUSED TO SAY THE PLEDGE.....how in the world can a man like this expect to be our next Commander-in-Chief????

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