Save Pledge of Allegiance For Our Children - Expose/Correct It’s Sexist & Racist History!

Save Pledge of Allegiance For Our Children - Expose/Correct It’s Sexist & Racist History!

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Leonard Tekaat started this petition to President of the United States and

The Pledge Of Allegiance, written in 1892 by Francis Bellamy, was very popular for many years but recently it has fallen out of favor for many people.  Some people are refusing to recite the words of the Pledge for one reason or another.  Some schools and organizations are eliminating it from their classes and meetings.  Dozens of people and organizations have filed State Court and Supreme Court cases against The Pledge!  Some schools and organizations have dropped the reciting of The Pledge of Allegiance because of the religious controversy.  Some people have said we should eliminate The Pledge altogether!  The current words of the Pledge may be dividing us more than they are uniting us. If this continues we may lose our pledge to our beloved flag and republic to history!

We must also improve and update the message of the  Pledge Of Allegiance to rid it of it’s sexist and racist history. We must improve the primary reason why it was originally written in 1892.

We can retain the current words of The Pledge, written in1892, and watch it die a slow death or we can update and improve the message of The Pledge of Allegiance to breathe new life into it and increase it’s popularity again!

The following is a paragraph copied from the article “The Marketing Of Pledge Of Allegiance.

“A socialist, Francis Bellamy, the author of The Pledge of Allegiance, wanted to include the words “equality” and “fraternity” in the pledge, but his editors rejected the idea on the basis that state superintendents opposed the idea of equality for women and African Americans and therefore would not buy flags for the thousands of public schools. Bellamy acquiesced, and on September 9, 1892, the original version of the Pledge of Allegiance made its debut in The Youth’s Companion: “

In light of the many years that women, people of color, and certain emigrants have been considered inferior citizens it is past time to improve our nation’s social and racial justice, sexual equality, equal justice, liberty, and the unity of our divided nation!

To accomplish this important mission and to save The Pledge Of Allegiance we need to update and improve the message of The  Pledge of Allegiance to make it more inclusive and more relative to the people and children of the 21st century.  In light of the current civil demonstrations, it is an appropriate time to improve the equality and unity of our country. We can accomplish this very important mission by updating the 19th-century version of The Pledge Of Allegiance to improve the purpose of why it was written, and to bring it into the 21st- century.

Proposed 21st Century Pledge Of Allegiance 

I Pledge Allegiance To The Flag Of The United States Of America And To The Republic For Which It Stands. One Nation, Indivisible, Guided By The People, It’s Constitution, and Goodness, With Equal Justice, Liberty and Citizenship for Everyone.  Responsibility And Opportunity  For Everybody!

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A CALL TO TAKE ACTION !!

Our Pledge To Our Beloved Flag And Republic Is Under Attack By Law Suits And Controversy.  If we don’t Join Together To Save Our Pledge for Our Children And Future Generations, IT WILL BE LOST TO HISTORY

Is The Word “God” Needed In The Pledge To Express America’s Values?

Is there a word that can eliminate the controversy overshadowing The Pledge Of Allegiance?


Will we become a Godless country if we change the word “God” in OUR PLEDGE to OUR FLAG and  OUR REPUBLIC?


*The definition of goodness is: kindness, generosity or beneficial,  Virtue, excellence, benevolence.

Ask your self, “Isn’t this what our nation is striving to achieve.”

The Declaration of Independence states, “governments derive their just powers from the consent of the governed.”  Therefore OUR elected representatives should be putting their “need for guidance” and  ”trust” in the voice of the people and the Constitution.

Proposed 21st Century Pledge of Allegiance

I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America and to the Republic for which it stands. One nation, indivisible, guided by the people, it's constitution, and *goodness, with equal justice, liberty, and Citizenship for everyone.   Responsibility and opportunity for everybody!

No! we will not become a godless nation. We weren’t a godless nation before the word “God” was added to The Pledge. There will still be millions of places available for millions and millions of people to practice their many types of religion.

What will changing the word “God” to another word do?  It may eliminate the division between us, reunite us, make us a stronger united nation, and perhaps increase the popularity of our pledge to our beloved Flag and Republic. More people will voluntarily recite The Pledge of Allegiance.

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*The definition of goodness is kindness, generosity or beneficial,  Virtue, excellence, benevolence.

Ask yourself, “Isn’t this what our nation is striving to achieve.”

Please read the article ”The Marketing Of The Pledge Of Allegiance.“ before reading further. It explains why equality was not included in the Pledge of Allegiance. Also, read "The Ugly Truth About The Pledge Of Allegiance And Why It Matters"

They are posted at Facebook.com/LeonardCTekaat or Search the web.

Another reason why I wrote the 21st-century version of the Pledge of Allegiance.

If you read the writing history of The Pledge, you will realize The Pledge supports white male supremism, which goes against everything I believe what America is about.

The following is a paragraph copied from the article “The Marketing Of Pledge Of Allegiance.

“A socialist, Francis Bellamy, the author of The Pledge of Allegiance, wanted to include the words “equality” and “fraternity” in the pledge, but his editors rejected the idea on the basis that state superintendents opposed the idea of equality for women and African Americans and therefore would not buy flags for the thousands of public schools. Bellamy acquiesced, and on September 9, 1892, the original version of the Pledge of Allegiance made its debut in The Youth’s Companion: “

The 1892 version of The Pledge Of Allegiance 

“I pledge allegiance to my Flag and to the Republic for which it stands, one nation, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all"

After reading the writing history and adoption of The Pledge of Allegiance into our schools and government over the years I knew something had to be done to correct the travesty that had been done to America in 1892 when The Pledge Of Allegiance was written.

No I am not a foreign troll. I am an American citizen that is concerned about the 1892 Pledge of Allegiance’s message of inequality and exclusion which The Pledge is teaching our children.
To understand what I am talking about and what I am wanting to accomplish, you would have to read the articles I read. The two best articles were ” The Selling of The Pledge of Allegiance ” and ”The Ugly Truth Of The Pledge of Allegiance and why it matters”
Also, read the articles I wrote and posted on my Leonard C.Tekaat Facebook page.

Eleven Reasons Why The Pledge of Allegiance Needs To Be Updated

1.  The 19th-century Pledge does not support or say anything about Equality!!

2.  The 19th-century version of the Pledge does not mention any of the powers that the people possess in the Declaration of Independence or the US Constitution.

3. The 21st-century version begins to educate future generations about their right to participate in self-government and their responsibilities.

4.  It also reminds our government representatives each time they recite the Pledge who gives the government it's ”just powers” as stated in the Declaration of Independence.

5.  It also changes the word ”All” to a person word. What is ”All”? Is it all cats and dogs? ”All” is presumed to be people, but it could mean ”All White Males” according to the racist and prejudices of the 1890s when the Pledge Of Allegiance was written by Francis Bellamy. Remember that white males were the majority of people that were considered fully qualified citizens and had the right to vote in 1892.

6.  The 19th-century version was written to sell flags not to educate or empower the people.

7.  The articles I suggest reading in my article, "A Correction Is Needed To Improve The 19th-century version of The Pledge Of Allegiance," are very informative on the writing  history of the Pledge of Allegiance.

8.  The message of the 19th-century version of the Pledge Of Allegiance is deceptive, is incomplete and needs to be improved. It is similar to a two-legged chair that cannot stand up by itself.  Upon close examination we find The Pledge of Allegiance is missing words 

9. The current Pledge is a racist/sexist pledge because of the words that were purposely left out of The Pledge of Allegiance by Francis Bellamy, the author of The Pledge.. Our children, we the people, and all our government representatives should not pledge their allegiance to our  Flag and Republic  with a racist/sexist Pledge of Allegiance.

10.  In 1954 Congress added the words “under God to The Pledge Of Allegiance because it wanted to distinguish our nation from the Godless communist nations. This change didn’t increase the religiousness of our nation. What it did do was weaken us by dividing us more. A weaker United States Of America benefits the communist countries around the world.
If we eliminated the words “under God” or changed them to “doing good, under good or under goodness” we wouldn’t become a Godless nation. We were not a Godless nation before Congress added the words “under God. There will still be millions of places of worship across our country and many many millions of worshippers would continue to exercise their different religions.
By removing or changing the words “under God” it would lessen the divide between us and strengthen us as a united nation. The Pledge of Allegiance would do what a patriotic and civil pledge is suppose to do. It would bring us closer together, educate the people and our children and future generations.

11.  The Supreme Court has ruled reciting the Pledge Of Allegiance is a voluntary recital so if you don’t want to say the word God, until it is improved, replace it with “good” or goodness or skip over it and don’t say anything. I personally desire the word God removed because it divides us, which makes us weaker as a united nation. The Pledge is a patriotic recital that is supposed to bring us together as a nation. Since it is dividing us it is not accomplishing it’s goal.

I have listed more reason why The Pledge needs to be improved and updated at Facebook.com/LeonardCTekaat

The 21st Century Pledge Of Allegiance

I Pledge Allegiance To The Flag Of The United States Of America And To The Republic For Which It Stands. One Nation, Indivisible, Guided By the People, It’s Constitution and goodness, With Equal Justice, Liberty and Citizenship For Everyone.  Responsibility And Opportunity For Everybody!

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Leonard C.Tekaat

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Mr. President, you can move from talking about increasing opportunity and personal responsibility to taking action to create a real change in our children's perception of their future as citizens of these United States Of America.

 When our nation's fathers wrote "to improve the general welfare" in the U.S. Constitution, and "certain unalienable rights, of Life, Liberty, and pursuit of Happiness" in the Declaration of Independence, they were writing about each person having the "Opportunity" to be included in a self-governed nation, and a liberated economy, and society. A government of the people, for the people and by the people.

As a nation, are we abandoning these basic principles of our Constitution?

As citizens of this great nation and parents of our children, we have the responsibility to leave a better future for our posterity as prior generations have done.

The proposed 21st-century version of The Pledge of Allegiance

"I pledge allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America and to the republic for which it stands. One Nation, Indivisible, guided by the people, it’s Constitution and goodness, with Equal Justice, Liberty and Citizenship for Everyone.  Responsibility, and Opportunity for Everybody”

Equality, Liberty, Justice, Responsibility, Opportunity, and equal Citizenship.  Our citizens, young and old, should learn that all six of these cornerstones, of our market economy and Republic, must be emphasized, and are necessary to continually improve our economy, and nation to be the best they can be!

Our children should know that Equal Liberty and Equal Justice cannot be maintained without people being responsible. They must know how to create and take advantage of opportunities that come available to them in the future. The more responsible a person is, the more opportunities they will have available in their life!

Our nation's leaders, elected representatives in Congress, and our Presidents have spoken about increasing opportunity, and personal responsibility many times. With the reciting of the Pledge every day, at schools, and at other meetings and events, our children and our citizens will remind our nation's leaders of these six core principles of our Republic.

The Pledge of Allegiance should be made more relevant to future generations of American citizens! Equality under the law and Equal Liberty, the written promises of this great Nation's Fathers, can be realized if we maintain the promises for future generations.

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Real change in a country starts with education!!!

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Sincerely 

Leonard C.Tekaat

Change and the healing of our nation begins with education.

President Biden and Vice President Harris both support equality. They surly will support a Pledge of Allegiance that supports equality and opportunity for everyone. Together we can increase the goodness of America by using the wisdom of President Abraham Lincoln to heal our political divided nation.

An updated portion of The Gettysburg Address.

On July 4, 1776, our nation’s fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Equal Liberty and Justice and dedicated to the proposition that all people are created equal.
Now we are engaged in a great civil debate, testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure; that we here highly resolve that the dead shall not have died in vain; that this nation, under Goodness, shall have a new birth of Equal Justice, Liberty and Citizenship for Everyone  Responsibility and Opportunity for Everybody, and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, guided by it’s Constitution and Goodness shall not perish from the earth.

The updated 21st Century Pledge of Allegiance

I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America and to the Republic for which it stands. One nation, indivisible, guided by the people, it’s constitution, and goodness, with equal Justice, Liberty, and Citizenship for everyone.
Responsibility and Opportunity for Everybody!

More info. at Facebook.com/LeonardCTekaat about why we should improve and update the 1892 Pledge of Allegiance to heal America.

There are also other articles I have written and articles I read about the writing history of The Pledge of Allegiance

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Leonard C. Tekaat

 

 

 

 

 

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