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Pledges & Salutes to Our Flags

These are the pledges and salutes we recite at every SCV meeting.

Pledge to the flag of the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
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.
[Note: I do NOT say the word Indivisible, because that concept springs from the nationalists of the Empire and is 100% contrary to the intent of most of the Framers. More on this below.]

Pledge to the GEORGIA Flag
I PLEDGE ALLEGIANCE TO THE GEORGIA STATE FLAG
AND TO PRINCIPLES FOR WHICH IT STANDS,
WISDOM, JUSTICE AND MODERATION.

Salute to the CONFEDERATE Flag
I SALUTE THE CONFEDERATE FLAG WITH AFFECTION, REVERENCE AND
UNDYING DEVOTION TO THE CAUSE* FOR WHICH IT STANDS.
*That Cause is resistance to nationlist tyrrany and the preservation of states' rights and individual liberty.

Protocol:  Everyone stands for the Pledges and Salute and any hats are removed.  As each begins, everyone faces the flag being honored.  For the pledges to the U.S. Flag and the Georgia Flag, the right hand is placed over the heart.  For the Salute to the Confederate Flag, the hand is held toward the Flag with palm up.

The word INDIVISIBLE is a slap against the right of secession.

The right of states to secede was unchallenged until the 1830s at which point advocates of central power (formerly the "extreme federalists") began to advance ridiculous and contrived arguments to establish the federal government as supreme over the states in matters other than those specifically delegated.  Supreme Court Justice Joseph Story and Daniel Webster were two of the best known advocates for this "one people, one nation indivisible" doctrine.  Abraham Lincoln adopted this "one nation indivisible" nonsense when it suited his political agenda, despite the fact that he was contradicting his own unequivocal previous public statements.

Don't be swayed by the familiar ring of "one nation indivisible ."  It's familiar because it's a part of your childhood indoctrination.  That phrase was incorporated into the Pledge of Allegiance by Francis Bellamy, an American socialist, who wrote the Pledge in 1892 and advocated its adoption nationally.  The Constitution's Framers (especially the Anti-Federalists) clearly feared a consolidated national government and never used the word "indivisible" and for that matter, opposed use of the words "nation" or "national." 

Read Thomas J. DiLorenzo's article:  Pledging Allegiance to the Omnipotent Lincolnian State - [ on Lew Rockwell ]

Bellamy's pledge was a continuation of the ongoing propaganda against the idea of secession that followed the War for Southern Independence (and an expression of his desire for a Socialist nation-state).  The original republic was a VOLUNTARY union of "soverign, free and independent" states which, by definition, had the right to leave the union at will.  Delegates from those "free and independent" states all agreed by signing the Declaration of Independence, that "governments derive their just powers from the consent of the governed."  The Confederate states withdrew their consent by secession, but were forced back into the old union at the point of a bayonet. 

I pledge my allegiance to "the Republic for which it stands," meaning the Constitution's original context, including the consent of the States united in that republic. The foregoing facts are not in dispute; however, my views on the Pledge may not represent those of all SCV members.
---Steve Scroggins

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