Democrats are making a lot of noise lately about supporters of President Donald J. Trump’s being insurrectionists and traitors, so it is fitting to discuss their habit of referring to our system of government improperly as a Democracy when we are, in fact, the Constitutional Republic, and also why they curiously reject the Pledge of Allegiance so often.
In the video below is Populist firebrand, US Representative Republican Matt Gaetz from Florida, who suggested last week that the Judiciary Committee recite the Pledge of Allegiance at the start of each hearing when far-left radical Democrat US Reprsatentve Jerry Nadler reject the suggestion again.
What better way to develop unity and lead with unity than to share the same pledge with each other as often as possible? However, Democrats seem to want to destroy the pledge of a common pledge. Why?
Why don't Democrats want to say the Pledge? pic.twitter.com/RMdbg5TAMU
— House Judiciary GOP (@JudiciaryGOP) February 4, 2021
Consider the pledge words, and we may begin to understand why the Democrats, who insist the United States is a Democrazy, avoid the pledge of Allegiance.
“I pledge allegiance to my Flag and to the Republic for which it stands one Nation indivisible, with Liberty and Justice for all.”
Some people will say that skipping the pledge of allegiance is just a “First Amendment” thing, but people should know that the United States of America has always had an oath of allegiance to the Republic.
REPUBLICANS AND TRUMP SUPPORTERS ARE NOT THE INSURECTIONISTS
According to Lancaster PA Historical site, “Less than a year after the American Revolution, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania enacted legislation to ensure inhabitants gave their allegiances to the newly formed government. On June 13, 1777, all male inhabitants over age 18 were required to subscribe to an oath before a Justice of the Peace where they resided, renouncing all allegiances to Great Britain. This legislation also extended to undocumented visitors that traveled into Lancaster County during this time. Justices of the Peace were required to keep registers of all names that subscribed to the oath of allegiance and submit them each year to the Recorder of Deeds. Justices of the Peace received one shilling for every person that took the oath. The Recorder’s office received five shillings for every hundred names recorded.”
GENERAL GEORGE WASHINGTON START OATH BEFORE WAR WAS OVER
Example of an Oath from Valley Forge
From National Park Traveler:
“Military personnel, federal employees, and elected officials take an oath of allegiance or oath of office, but during the American Revolution, there was a lot at stake for those who promised “true allegiance to the United States of America”—in writing. One of those historical documents was recently donated to Valley Forge National Historical Park.
In an effort to weed out Loyalist sympathizers during the Revolutionary War, the Continental Congress established oaths for the enlisted men and officers of the Continental Army. After reading the version of the oath for officers signed at Valley Forge, I can only conclude it was written by a committee that included several attorneys.
“I _____, do acknowledge the United States of America to be Free, Independent, and Sovereign States, and declare that the people thereof owe no allegiance or obedience to George the Third, King of Great Britain; and I renounce, refute and abjure any allegiance or obedience to him; and I do swear that I will to the utmost of my power, support, maintain, and defend the said United States, against the said King George the Third, his heirs and successors, and his and their abettors, assistants and adherents; and will serve the said United States in the office of…
There were plenty of those “abettors, assistants, and adherents” around to complicate life for Washington and his army during the American Revolution, and even a signature on oath wasn’t a guarantee of the person’s true intentions. A park publication provides a little background on the oath process and on one famous weaseler in the bunch:
General Washington was faced with a monumental task in complying with this resolution. Morale among officers was low. Pay was either nonexistent or in arrears, and officers’ appointments lacked security as reorganization of the army threatened an officer’s position of authority. Resignations became a daily occurrence among officers. The problems became epidemic at Valley Forge.
Understanding the temper and displacement of his officers, Washington choose to deliberately delay the oath of allegiance effort until officers became more receptive to its requirements of loyalty to the United States of America. By early May of 1778 Washington felt the time was right.
On May 7, Washington issued a General Order from headquarters urging that the oaths be administered promptly to officers of the 3rd and 4th New Jersey regiments. Many of these officers had now overcome their indignation and were ready to sign their allegiance to the new nation. Washington hoped others would follow the New Jersey example. The process began on May 12, 1778.
To accomplish the work, Washington selected high-ranking generals to administer the oaths to the officer staff. Among those selected was Brigadier General Henry Knox, who would administer oaths to officers of the artillery and military stores. The site chosen to administer the oaths was the artillery park. Apparently, General Knox served as witness to many oaths taken by officers of the Continental Army. His signature appears on a similar oath of allegiance administered to Major General Benedict Arnold on May 30, 1778, also at the artillery park.
Fortunately for the cause of independence, the vast majority of those swearing their allegiance to the new nation were sincere. One of them was a Pennsylvania soldier, and thanks to a generous donation by his family, the document will be preserved at Valley Forge National Historical Park.”
And except for a few years under Barack Obama, citizens, when they are naturalized, take an oath that follows:
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“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 God.”
So ask yourselves, why do the Democrats reject the pledge of allegiance while calling everyone else an insurrectionist.
Kari is an ex-Community Organizer who writes about Voter Engagement, Cultural Marxism and Campaigns. She has been a grassroots volunteer with the GOP, on and off for 18 years. She is a Homeschool Mom in North Carolina and loves Photojournalism and Citizen Journalism. @Saorsa1776