Friday, October 20, 2006

Pledge of Allegiance

I remember saying the Pledge of Allegiance as a schoolboy. I didn’t fully understand what some of these concepts referred to: the words “liberty” and “justice”, for example, are very abstract ideas for a small boy. But I had a warm feeling swearing my loyalty to the United States, to God, to liberty and justice.

Now, many years later, I know what liberty and justice are. I have come to see how important -- and rare -- those ideals are.

And I have learned the entire history of the U.S., both good and bad. I have learned of her honorable and selfless actions. I have also learned about her brutally deceitful and murderous actions, including the frequent use by our government of false flag terror.

But even after learning of all of the deceit and murder committed by our government, I still have strong positive feelings for the United States. My forefathers fought and died for liberty. My ancestors struggled to deliver a nation ruled by laws and justice, instead of by the whims of men. My people gave their blood, sweat and tears to throw off the yoke of the British monarchy and to defeat the ambitions of Hitler, Mussolini and Hirohito in World War II.

And so – even after the Iraq war, and the destruction of New Orleans, and the spying and torture scandals, and the vote fraud, and 9/11 and all of the other false flag attacks carried out by by the government over the years - I am willing to pledge my allegiance to the United States of America. Because - as sick and twisted and amoral as she may have become in recent years - I still hold out hope that we may again decide to get back to the great work at hand, the “grand experiment” of self-government and democracy.

Better Forms of Government

Why not support some other form of government, you might ask? Well, no matter what “ism” one tries - socialism, communism, etc. - the government will only be as good or as bad as the people that run it, and their adherence to the ideals upon which it is founded. For example, I personally think any Americans still calling themselves communists are ridiculous, because that whole form of government has been tried and it failed miserably: its leaders were corrupt and brutally repressive (Russia's Stalin and the current Chinese leadership, for example, are some of the worst the world has seen).

And the American system is clearly imperfect, even on paper. For example, I believe that European-style proportional representation would be better than the current winner-take-all system, since it allows third parties to have some seats in Congress, and thus breaks the 2-party monopoly we see in the U.S. I also believe that, when the Founding Fathers adopted the idea of separation of powers from the Iroquois constitution, they forgot some of the most important parts. But the Constitutional system we have in America is basically a good system, and – as shown by the recent shenanigans by those currently in the White House and Congress - any system, no matter how good it looks on paper, can be subverted by bad people.

The U.S. system is as good a starting point as any. And - with good leadership - it has at times been a great system. And it could be again.

So I WILL pledge my allegiance to the ideals of the United States of America.

Commander in Chief

But I will not pledge my allegiance to George W. Bush and his band of truly un-American wanna-be fascists. These people want to trash the Constitution which they are sworn to uphold and defend. These people want to defile the graves of the Founding Fathers in order to destroy our democratic republic, and turn America into a tin-pot dictatorship. Leaders are only as good as the faithfulness with which they follow their nation's common ideals. These people do not pledge their allegiance to America, and so I do not pledge my allegiance to them.

I call on all Americans to pledge their allegiance to the Constitution, but not to the usurpers and pretenders who are hell-bent on destroying it.

I also remind the good and honorable people in the military remember -- especially those in leadership positions and also those who come from military families -- that they have sworn an oath to protect and defend the U.S. from all enemies, foreign and domestic. I pray that they remember that they have sworn their allegiance to the ideals of the Constitutional form of government which their ancestors fought so hard - and, in many cases, made the ultimate sacrifice - to defend. If those who never served a day in the military - the people who got us into the messes in Vietnam and Iraq, who have destroyed the reputation of the U.S., and who have created many more terrorists than they have killed - are calling on you to do something which will fundamentally weaken the security of the United States, such as invading a foreign country which has not attacked the U.S. first, or helping to carry out a false flag attack on Americans, then you must decide whether such act is contrary to your solemn oaths. If you decide that it is (and how can you not?), then you must act appropriately.

Similarly, if you are asked to torture an American citizen solely because he or she is criticizing the current administration or its policies or working for liberty and justice, you must ask yourself whether you wish to be a good little soldier "just following orders", like the Nazi police did.

If you think I'm being overly-dramatic, please note that the newly-passed torture law states:
"Any person subject to this chapter who, in breach of an allegiance or duty to the United States, knowingly and intentionally aids an enemy of the United States, or one of the co-belligerents of the enemy, shall be punished as a military commission under this chapter may direct."

According to a Yale law professor, "The [torture] legislation....authorizes the president to seize American citizens as enemy combatants, even if they have never left the United States. And once thrown into military prison, they cannot expect a trial by their peers or any other of the normal protections of the Bill of Rights."

According to the New York Times, the legislation introduced, "A dangerously broad definition of “illegal enemy combatant” in the bill could subject legal residents of the United States, as well as foreign citizens living in their own countries, to summary arrest and indefinite detention with no hope of appeal. The president could give the power to apply this label to anyone he wanted."

And according to another law school professor, "Anyone who donates money to a charity that turns up on Bush's list of 'terrorist' organizations, or who speaks out against the government's policies could be declared an 'unlawful enemy combatant' and imprisoned indefinitely. That includes American citizens." And even peace protestors are being labelled as "terrorists".

And given that the White House's National Strategy for Combating Terrorism labels "conspiracy theorists" as terrorist recruiters, just about anyone who says that 2 or more people within the Bush administration have done anything wrong could conceivably be labelled an enemy combatant.

And that's all before even discussing the "Homegrown Terrorism" act.

It is time for all of us, civilian and military, to remember that our pledge of allegiance, our sworn oath, is to the Constitution, and not to the Commander in Chief and his compadres. The Commander in Chief is only legitimate to the extent that he follows the Constitution. His orders must be disobeyed to the extent that they are contrary to the Constitution, and certainly if they will undermine the security and defense of the country in the short or long-run. And when the President has breached his allegiance and duty to the United States, when he is acting like a domestic enemy of the Constitution, then he should be given about as much legitimacy as Pol Pot, Idi Amin, or Saddam Hussein would be given if they ran for President of the United States of America.

It is time to remember the pledge of allegiance, and to reflect on its true meaning. And then to act to uphold our pledge and sworn oath, and to save the United States of American from its so-called leaders.


Blogger Stan said...

Sorry man, I just don't see G.W. playing the dictator role. I agree that Congress and the President overstepped slightly in very few provisions in the PATRIOT act, and one recent provision giving Bush the authority to label a citizen as an enemy combatant. Yes, you are extremely correct General, the Constitution is not perfect, same for people. But it respects representation for people, for interests, for ideas, and for semi-sovereign states in a federalist republic -the Great Compromise. After all, this is no national democratic government. And is the longest lasting constitutional democratic government today. It's a shame you take a true patriot's name and image to further anti-American propaganda. Hundreds, if not thousands of people would have to be in on the "big secret" and at least two presidential adminstrations to pull of a 9/11. Don't fool yourself.

You are no patriot. You can't even reveal your true name. I bet you don't even believe in the individual right to keep and bear arms. I hope I'm wrong.

I remember proudly reciting the pledge facing the flag throughout school. It provides a sense of national unity, too bad it's increasingly taken out of the school day.

You are no George Washinton, but perhaps more of a former comrade of his, Benedict Arnold.

10:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Stan!

9:52 AM  
Blogger OWN-the-NWO said...

Somone mentioned to me somthing that I overlooked. We are not a democracy, but a constitutional republic, you could call us a representative democratic republic also, but not a democracy.

Anyway thought I'd point that out the article was great otherwise.

2:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi! I just found your blog. My compliments on a very well done job. I have written many times about 9/11 on my blog (I'm from Italy).
I read your post about the anthrax attack but I didn't know about the nerve gas threat at all!
I posted myself about the anthrax case but it is amazing how people who even read the story simply don't want to see it was a true indimidation to the American Senate. I am a psychologist with a specialization in propaganda and I am amazed of how deeply the brain washing was performed on our minds.
I will come back and read you.
sincerely, Lameduck

1:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Glad to see you got some fight left in you old man. I was wondering if I could get your endorsement.

- George Washington Jr

6:51 PM  
Blogger me said...

Let's re-read the decleration of independance and the constitution for starters. Congress gave itself the same power as King George III. read article 1 section 8 and you will see. Article 2 section 1 also holds another piece of the tyranical power running rampant here in these united States of America. Then read article 3 section 1. You will see that after the 1830's we have had no costitutionally elected president, in the 1860's congress had no authority since the southern states walked out. And if the 9 justices are being held under the thumb of puerto rico trust company #62 (IRS) while in office then the supreme court is not a article 3 court. for grins I am posting a few things that will ruffle a few feathers.and the 17 amandment effectivly changed this nation from a costitutional republic into a democracy. prior to the amendment being "proclaimed" ratified each state'e legislature appointed 2 senators to washington.

The First World War must be brought about in order to permit the Illuminati to overthrow the power of the Czars in Russia and of making that country a fortress of atheistic Communism. The divergences caused by the "agentur" (agents) of the Illuminati between the British and Germanic Empires will be used to foment this war. At the end of the war, Communism will be built and used in order to destroy the other governments and in order to weaken the religions."
"The Second World War must be fomented by taking advantage of the differences between the Fascists and the political Zionists. This war must be brought about so that Nazism is destroyed and that the political Zionism be strong enough to institute a sovereign state of Israel in Palestine. During the Second World War, International Communism must become strong enough in order to balance Christendom, which would be then restrained and held in check until the time when we would need it for the final social cataclysm."
"The Third World War must be fomented by taking advantage of the differences caused by the "agentur" of the "Illuminati" between the political Zionists and the leaders of Islamic World. The war must be conducted in such a way that Islam (the Moslem Arabic World) and political Zionism (the State of Israel) mutually destroy each other. Meanwhile the other nations, once more divided on this issue will be constrained to fight to the point of complete physical, moral, spiritual and economical exhaustion…We shall unleash the Nihilists and the atheists, and we shall provoke a formidable social cataclysm which in all its horror will show clearly to the nations the effect of absolute atheism, origin of savagery and of the most bloody turmoil. Then everywhere, the citizens, obliged to defend themselves against the world minority of revolutionaries, will exterminate those destroyers of civilization, and the multitude, disillusioned with Christianity, whose deistic spirits will from that moment be without compass or direction, anxious for an ideal, but without knowing where to render its adoration, will receive the true light through the universal manifestation of the pure doctrine of Lucifer, brought finally out in the public view. This manifestation will result from the general reactionary movement which will follow the destruction of Christianity and atheism, both conquered and exterminated at the same time."
Albert Pike - Confederate General - 33 Degree Mason - 1871

A right is a freedom to act morally without asking permission; a privilege is a freedom to act morally but only after permission has been granted by some government entity.
The human rights that the individual whishes to protect are simple in nature, and include the right to life, liberty, and property. These three rights are in essence only one right: the right to life.
Governments do not need to take man's life to kill him. Governments can remove man's right to property or the freedom to produce the property needed to maintain his life. A government that restricts man's ability to keep what he produces (his property) has an equal ability to kill a man a surely as a government that takes his life wantonly (such as in the case of Germany).
Liberty is the only thing you can not have unless you are willing to give it to others
Liberty is defined as rights with responsibilities. Its opposite, License, is defined as rights with no responsibilities. Another word for license would be Anarchy or a situation where there are no rules, rights, or privileges. The strong devour the weak; the powerful destroy the powerless.
Those who love freedom must recognize that others have equal rights to their freedom as well and that only by recognizing this fact will all be totally free. That means others must restrict their freedom to harm others, or none will be free to enjoy their rights to life, liberty, and property.
No individual nor any group of individuals has the right to take the life, liberty, or property of another individual or group of individuals. There is no question that any individual, or group of individuals ,has the ability to violate the rights of any individual. The question being discussed here is whether or not the violator has the right to do so. If each individual has the right to his life, liberty, and property, and no one has the right to take these rights, then it follows that man must have the right to protect his rights. This is called right to self defense. Each individual has this right in equal proportion to any other individual.
Men create governments when they pool their individual rights to self defense to create an agency that has the collective right to protect both the individual and the collective body of individuals. Men can only grant government those rights they themselves have. If an individual does not have a right, it is not possible for that individual to grant that right to government. Government can only have those rights that each individual has.
If the majority votes to take the minority property, what is it called? It is called a Democracy!
Just imagine the public outcry should one of America's charitable institutions choose to collect their revenues through the use of coercion:" Our needs are more than you wish to give voluntarily. We will take what we need."
Every person so wringed could expect that the force of government would be used to require the charitable institution to return the stolen property. That is one of the functions of government: to right a wrong such as the taking of property by force.
Notice that in such questions as are decided by a majority vote, that whatever the majority decides is what the entirety gets. Notice that there is no question as to whether or not what the majority
wants is right or wrong: the majority rules!

title 12 U.S.C. section 95b
trading with the enemy act
inns of court
Crown Temple
birthcertificate and warehouse bond receipt

francis belamy penned the Pledge. he was a known communist.

If you hear anyone cry for a democracy, run for your life.

you must looko up oath, pledge, and allegiance in blacks law dictionary. and you will see the true meaning of what you are saying.

8:27 PM  
Blogger caucazhin said...

Our forefathers didn't just die for liberty they killed for liberty also.They destroyed the American Indians and built this country on the back of Slavery.
The Anglo Saxon believes its his "God given" right to rule over others and the world.
What do you think God will say to them on JUDGEMENT DAY,"Well done good and faithful servant"????
I think not!!!
America is the new Roman empire which is now giving birth to the nEW wORLD oDOR which is nothing more than modern Babylon.
"His KINGDOM is not of this world"
God help us all!!!!!

11:00 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Hello AKA Geo. Washington, the real GW wants you to read his Farewell Address (1796). It took him 6 years to compose it and with the help of 3 others (Madison, Hamilton and Jay). In it he warns us about "...the baneful effects of the spirit of [political] parties generally." Meaning, Your idea that we should adopt 'proportional representation' is as un-american as the idea of using autonomous non-governmental political parties. Please AKA GW, do you homework. The real GW would be disappointed with you. Other than your mis understanding of the party system 'established' in the USA, your still moving on the right track. Also, do your homework on the Neutrality priciple as it applies to economic and military alliances. You can learn about this also in GW's Farewell Address (1796). Happy Reading.

6:49 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

On 9/11/01 one of the first things I did was hang my little American Flag out front. (It has since been replaced with a permanent flagpole.) After attaching the flag I stood all alone in my rural neighborhood and said the pledge of allegiance.
I agree with your post 100%.

6:14 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Check out this blip on taking "Under God" out of the pledge. It starts off saying they are all for taking it out but keep reading! Good Stuff!

2:39 PM  

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