I pledge allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America, and to the Republic for which it stands, one Nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.
Pretty much anyone in America can recite these words. It is an expected start to the school day for many in public school. People get all worked up about the words “Under God,” but I see a much larger problem. The entire concept of a public loyalty oath to the State seems so profoundly contrary to the values of liberty and freedom that we should be denouncing the Pledge from beginning to end. Instead of focusing on getting “Under God” out of the pledge, let’s scrap the whole thing as a bizarre element of fascism in a purportedly freedom-loving country.