It's common knowledge among those of libertarian mindset that the pledge of allegiance was written by a socialist. Here is my off-the-cuff breakdown of the pledge.
I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America...
What? To a piece of cloth? Are you fucking kidding me? What kind of moron would pledge allegiance to any flag, let alone this one that has been sullied by interventionist wars for decades, wars that arguably have been for dubious political ends or outright financial exploits for the benefit of Wall Street?
And to the Republic for which it stands...
OK, that's a little better. Except for the fact that our Republic has of late degraded into something indistinguishable from a dictatorship.
One nation, under God, indivisible...
Hold it right there? "under God" does offend me half as much as "indivisible"! Secession is an absolute right of a free state and its people.
... with liberty and justice for all.
That I can get into. But that's something the state has to prove to me, not something I will blindly assert about it. End of rant, for now.
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