Americans

“We are all Americans”. True, but what does it mean to be an “American”. If I move to Spain, do I become Spanish? Then move to Pakistan do I become Pakistani? America was not founded on the idea that we become an “American”.  The American experiment (the end results are still not in) is that people from all over the world can come here under a unified framework (the Constitution) that allows, and is formulated for, individual liberties to flourish. That is something that virtually no other country can say. That is my understanding of “Blind Justice”. There is no requirement that we speak the same language, eat the same foods, think the same way or any other specific American Way. If anything, the “American Way” is diametrically opposed to an assimilated populace. We act as one when we fully understand the uniqueness of America and our responsibilities to uphold civil rights and justice for all Americans. 

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 under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.”

The Pledge is to the FLAG that represents the REPUBLIC. It is not a pledge to the President or any Politician; it is a Pledge to be ONE NATION; under GOD – not a Christian God, not a Jewish God, not Muslim God not a Hindu God, not a God that is defined; It is a pledge not to foster division or separations in the country; it is a pledge to provide LIBERTY and JUSTICE for ALL – not just for the rich and powerful but also for the weak and poor, not just for those who’s politics we agree with but also with those we don’t; not just for those who look like us or speak our language. Those who hide behind the pledge only to further their own ideologies have NO right to fly the FLAG or call themselves AMERICAN.

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