“I Pledge Allegiance…”
For a time, the allegiance in this country has been questionable due to the mistreatment of so many fellow Americans mainly the so called Blacks and Hispanics. According to ABC NEWS and the Washington, D.C (AP) Associated Press , “Early this morning, President Obama made what could very well prove to be the most controversial move of his presidency with the signing of Executive Order 13738, which revokes the federal government’s official recognition of the Pledge of Allegiance. Under the new order, it is now illegal for any federally funded agency to display the pledge or for any federal employee to recite, or encourage others to recite, the pledge while on duty. This law also applies to federal contractors and other institutions that receive federal funding such as public schools. Individuals who violate this order can face fines of up to $10,000 and up to one year in federal prison.”
President also gave his response to why he chose to sign the Executive Order 13738 when he states “The pledge excludes so many Americans who are vital to making this country what it is,” Obama said. “Asking someone to pledge their allegiance to our country excludes Jehovah’s Witnesses, Amish, Muslims, and many others whose religious beliefs prohibit strong displays of nationalism. By calling this ‘one nation under God’, we exclude the millions of hard working atheists and agnostics who call America home. By saying ‘liberty and justice for all’, we ignore the grievances of millions of Hispanics, African Americans and Muslims who feel they have neither liberty nor justice.”
There is a new direction and age our planet is moving in. Our nation here in the West needs to evolve on one accord or their will be utter chaos to come. We have seen the chaos of shootings and violence throughout the country destroying our nation and our planet. Therefore, when acts of courage shed light on the past to create a better future we stand up and applaud our brother for his uprightness. Let us continue to break down the barriers of the power structure to reach a new world of peace and bliss.