Reflections on the Pledge of Allegiance this Fourth of July

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July 4, 2011
by Timothy J Taylor  
Posted in Commentary

"In short the Declaration of Independence and the Pledge of Allegiance represent two distinct philosophical concepts which are diametrically opposed. The Declaration of Independence presents a rationale for individual political liberty as against an established authority. The Pledge of Allegiance satisfies a collective political (and presently overtly religious) demand for obligatory individual loyalty and conformance to an established authority, i.e. god and country." (07/02/11)  

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