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Petition to President of the United States

EVERYONE - STAND UP FOR THIS PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

Watch Red Skeleton’s recital of the Pledge Of Allegiance   https://www.facebook.com/blackwellohio/videos/1607914965949564/ What would’ve Red Skeleton said about the words “Responsibility And Opportunity?” The current wording of the Pledge of Allegiance is not complete,  not inclusive enough, and is dividing us more than it is uniting us. If you desire, you can read a recent opinion article in the Washington Post, written by Christopher Petrella titled, "The Ugly History Of The Pledge Of Allegiance - And Why It Matters" The Pledge of Allegiance has been in the news over the years because different people and groups of people have brought lawsuits and are protesting the words used in The Pledge Of Allegiance.  These people and groups include students of elementary schools, high schools, and colleges across our country. Religious and atheist groups.  Elected government representatives, parents, and teachers.  Because of these actions, the Pledge is not being recited in some schools and gatherings.  We need to move from "Protest" to "Constructive Solutions" to help solve our country's many problems and divisions.  Our Pledge Of Allegiance should strengthen our union of 50 states and our citizens not divide us. Our pledge to our Flag, written by Francis Bellamy in 1892, "and to the "Republic for which it stands" was written to sell flags to all the schools across our country. The Pledge should be changed to reflect our love, respect, and loyalty of and to our nation. It should emphasize the core values of our founding documents and what our economy and society are striving to achieve! 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 for the people and by the people. There are several things we could  do to our Pledge to make it more inclusive and less dividing.  We could pledge allegiance directly to our republic of 50 states, and our fellow citizens and make other changes. We should still honor and respect our flag by standing and then looking towards it, holding our right hand over our heart while reciting the Pledge of Allegiance.   Below  I have made 5 versions of our Pledge.  Please choose the one version you would support and sign the Petition!  Thank you!!!                        Pledge Of Allegiance  1. "I Pledge Allegiance To The United States Of America, One Nation,  Indivisible, With Liberty, Justice, Responsibility, And Opportunity For ALL!! OR 2. "I Pledge Allegiance To The Flag of the United States Of America, And To the Republic for which it stands, One Nation, Indivisible, With Liberty, Justice, Responsibility, And Opportunity For ALL!!" OR 3."I pledge allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America, and the Republic for which it stands, one Nation under God, indivisible, with Liberty, Justice, Responsibility, and Opportunity for ALL!!" 4. I Pledge Allegiance To the Consitition of the United States Of America , and to the Republic for which it guides, one nation, indivisible, with Liberty, Justice, Responsibility, And Opportunity for ALL!! 5. I pledge allegiance to the Consitition of the United Statea Of America, And To the Republic for which it guides, one nation under god, indivisable, With Liberty, Justice, Responsibility, And Opportunity for ALL!!  Please post a  comment selecting which version you are supporting. Number one, number two or number three or  number four, or number five Thank you again for being a responsible citizen of the United States of   America.  You should be proud of yourself!!        

Leonard Tekaat
6 supporters
Update posted 2 weeks ago

Petition to President of the United States, Michael R. Pence, The Honorable Addison Mitchell McConnell, Jr., The Honorable Charles E. Schumer, The Honorable Paul Davis Ryan, Jr., The Supreme Court Of The United States

Got 15 Minutes to Save Our Country?

Dear Fellow Citizens: As most of us innately sense, our country, the United States of America, is at a critical juncture in its history.  We also know that we, collectively, somehow are in control of its future.  The question most of us have is:  what can just one individual (i.e., me) do? Glad you asked. It so happens that the Founding Fathers graciously left you (and all of us) all the tools we need - 15 of 'em. So, if you, as I do, love this amazing country of ours and desire to preserve our democracy for future generations, I have a simple request. It is time for you and me and all our citizens, “We the People,” to re-focus our attention on 15 founding principles and necessary complementary ideals.  And, by spending just 15 minutes a day (wait a minute....is that really too much to ask for your country?? Come on, man.....you know you can do it) focusing your thoughts on the following ideals, you can be part of a powerful movement to change our country’s trajectory.  Really. (Read the update to this petition below called, Wow, It Works! for a story proving it does.) So, here are the 15 crucial ideals necessary to preserve our timeless (and truly brilliant) form of government: Truth Liberty EqualityJusticeRule of LawEnlightenmentWisdomCourageIntegrityHumilityUnityThe Common GoodEmpathyForgivenessLove If you agree that these are basic ideals that should continue to govern our country’s future, simply sign this petition. In doing so, you commit to spend one minute per ideal (only 15 minutes each day - and that's NOT really too much to ask for your country - you probably already spend that much time in line at Starbucks, and you could do this while there and make the time fly by!) simply focusing your thoughts, hopes and dreams on each ideal. That’s all I am asking you to do. If you can’t spare 15 minutes, then pick the 5 ideals that resonate the most with you, and give 5 minutes a day. It will matter.  You can do this anywhere – in your car, in the shower, while at lunch, sitting in a boring meeting or while standing in line at any store.  It's that easy!   If people ask you what you are doing, simply smile and tell them and ask them to join you. This simple act of collective focus (whether you prefer to call it the “quiet strength of meditation,” the “power of prayer,” or just the “goodwill of well-intended people”) will shift the dynamics of our country’s path forward. You can engage in this simple civic act either alone or in concert with a group, which I encourage you to seek for support and to strengthen our communities (calling all teachers, ministers and civic leaders!)  Again, it matters not whether you call it meditation, prayer or just wishing for the best – our collective focus on these ideals will start the shift that is needed to bring our country back to its rightful moral foundation built upon the highest ideals mankind can offer. And, *as an added bonus,* you can think of these 15 ideals as "yardsticks" you can use to measure current events and news articles.  As you read a story or someone mentions a political topic to you, ask yourself:  is it the #Truth? Does it reflect #Wisdom? Does this demonstrate #Courage?  Promote #Unity and #TheCommonGood? etc. If you believe in this country and the power of a people united in thought and intention to make positive changes, then join me in focusing our collective thoughts on these ideals and in demanding our leaders (ALL of our elected or appointed representatives – federal, state and local - and our elected or appointed judges, respective of Party affiliation) to think, speak and act in accordance with them. Thank you for joining me - be sure to follow us on Twitter (@toSaveUSA) and share this petition with three of your friends (https://www.change.org/p/got-15-minutes-to-save-our-country - do it for yourself and for your children and theirs. We are all in this together. Your fellow citizen, Paula Atkinson

Paula Atkinson
309 supporters
Started 3 weeks ago

Petition to President of the United States, Donald Trump, Office of the Pardon Attorney, Larry Kupers

Grant DMX a Presidential Pardon

On March 28, 2018 Earl Simmons (pka DMX) was sentenced to one year in jail for felony tax evasion. The rapper will then have three years of supervised release. Simmons was first hit with tax evasion charges in July 2017, when he was arrested for “engaging in a multi-year scheme” to hide his income and faced 14 charges of tax fraud. He initially pled not guilty and posted $500,000 bail. Simmons subsequently pled guilty to one count of tax fraud in November 2017, and in January, he was placed in jail on a bail violation. In addition to serving one year in prison, DMX will also have to pay $2.3 million after being released. He will be allowed to pay in installments that total 10% of his gross monthly income. DMX will also have to attend an outpatient substance abuse program as well as an outpatient mental health program. DMX has 15 children, and is behind in his child support payments by approximately $400,000. If he is left to sit in jail for the next year AND pay the government in excess of 2 million dollars, his children will suffer even more. The President has the authority to grant Mr. Simmons a pardon and allow him to perform. With DMX able to perform, he can raise money to support his large family.  Most pardons reward, or otherwise benefit, the person being pardoned. In this case, much like the Wu-Tang Clan, the pardon would be "for the children". President Trump has called upon the NFL players for recommendations on who to pardon. He has taken suggestions from famous actors on who to pardon. Why not ask the general public, and help 15 children at the same time? We are asking that Larry Kupers, the Acting Pardon Attorney, prepare application and recommend to the President of the United States to pardon Earl Simmons.

Mr. Throwback Thursday
17 supporters