The Original pledge:
“I pledge allegiance to my flag and the republic for which it stands, one nation indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.”
Note the missing “under god” and “of the United States of America” The “under god” was added to the pledge in 1954. In 1955, “In God We Trust” was added to our paper money. And in 1956 the country’s motto was changed from “E Pluribus Unum” (“Out of many, One”) to “In God We Trust.” All this is part of the red scare period which also brought us McCarthy-ism.
Our founding fathers were wise enough to specifically not include similar wording. Loss of freedom was brought about by scare tactics and manipulation. Doesn’t this sound similar to the way over response to the 9/11 incident? It really scares me.
Thanks to Maria Langar’s blog for pointing out this article.