"My father ceased to exist (a.k.a. died) when I was five years of age.
The, so-called, adults told me, "God needed your father in heaven."
The All-Powerfull God NEEDED my father in heaven MORE than lill' Tor needed…"
"The Pledge says NOTHING about an "Ideal" but rather, most clearly, that Liberty & Justice IS WITH ALL.....& that ain't , 'tweren't nor 'twill be so, EVER!
I you want to add something like, "One nation in…"
"There's something to be said for keeping the ideal of "with liberty and justice for all" in our consciousness.
(And if we're pledging allegiance at all, let it be to the nation rather than a piece of cloth.)"
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