Tag Archives: Pledge of Allegiance

With Liberty And Justice For All

Near the end of one of my trips back to San Francisco, I purchased a small campaign-style pin at a book store on Castro Street. The simple, inexpensive souvenir became a precious, almost holy artifact from the time I bought … Continue reading

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The Indivisible Pledge

The original “Pledge of Allegiance” was short, sweet, and uncontroversial. “I pledge allegiance to my Flag and the Republic for which it stands, one nation, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.” That was the entire pledge as Francis Bellamy … Continue reading

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The Bellamy Salute

If you’ve been reading bluejayblog for any length of time, you know that I enjoy investigating arcane subjects.  Sometimes I just like to dig up forgotten aspects of common subjects. I have a vague recollection about the original version of … Continue reading

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