The Pledge of Allegiance

             I pledge allegiance to the Flag and the United States of America, and to the Republic for which it stands. One Nation under God, Indivisible with Liberty and Justice for all.

30 words that defines each citizens inalienable rights guaranteed by the Constitution of the United States and the Bill of Rights. Each word has its own special meaning to each citizen of America.

I : First person singular, Webster’s New World Dictionary defines this to mean The one who is speaking or writing or a personal statement.

Pledge : Giving of one’s solemn word, a promise to support or a personal oath.

Allegiance : A personal statement of support, fidelity and loyalty to a leader, country or idea. A steadfast word to remain loyal.

To the Flag : A national symbol of a country, state, organization or idea. A short explanation of the Colors and Symbols contained on the American Flag. The Flag is in three colors Red, White and Blue and has 50 stars and thirteen stripes. Although there was no official designation of what each color meant when the flag was designed it is commonly believed that they are depicted and explained by the Great Seal of the United States of America adopted in 1782.

Red : Signifies Valor and Bravery

White : Signifies Purity and Innocence

Blue : Signifies Vigilance, Perseverance and Justice

50 Stars : The current number of States

13 Stripes : Signifies the original 13 colonies

The American Flag with 13 stars was first adopted June 14, 1777. The current Flag with 50 stars was adopted July 4, 1960.

of the : Pertaining to a specific and singular country

United : Being of one purpose and to be combined to make as one.

States : An area within a defined border having a organized government to represent the people living within the boundaries designated as a particular state.

of America : A unified collection of the now 50 states each with their own State Constitution but bound to the government of the United States. A country that is unique in the world with its, Freedoms and Rights, guaranteed by the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. Each state having an equal representation as per its state’s population.

and to the Republic : A state or nation in which the supreme power rests in all the citizens entitled to vote (the electorate) and is exercised by representatives elected directly or indirectly, by them to represent them.

for which it stands : Meaning the Republic recognizes equality to all citizens disregarding age, sex, color or creed. Guaranteeing that Freedom is the inherent right of every citizen of the United States of America.

One Nation : America is a collection of 50 separate states with sworn allegiance to the country called America. Americans are free to travel unrestricted to any area of the United States without need for special travel papers, visas or special permission. Irrelevant of what state a person is from they are a free citizen of the United States of America and as such they are guaranteed free movement.

under God : Although special interest groups are continually trying to change the laws in America. The United States was founded on sound Christian principals by the Founding Fathers and the country today is made up of from 75% to 85% of its citizens who consider themselves Christians.

Indivisible : Meaning Americans cannot be divided into sub-groups sanctioned by the government.

with Liberty : Freedom or release from slavery, imprisonment, captivity or any other form of arbitrary control. These rights of Liberty are guaranteed by the Constitution of the United States of America and the Bill of Rights.

and Justice : America operates on the principal that a citizen is innocent of any crime until they are proven guilty by a jury of their peers. The American justice system is the fairest and most thorough of any system in the world.

for all : Freedom is the inherent right of every citizen of the United States. These rights are specifically spelled out both in the Constitution of the United States and the Bill of Rights.

This Pledge of Allegiance is but 30 simple words that defines America and sets it apart from the rest of the world. American citizens enjoy such liberties as Freedom of Speech, Religion, and Association to mention just three. Since the founding of this country people from around the world who seek freedom come to Americas shores for refuge from tyrants and suppressive governments. To further understand the rights please refer to




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