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"I pledge allegiance to my Flag and the Republic for which it stands, one nation, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all."
1892 to 1923
"I pledge allegiance to my Flag and to the Republic for which it stands, one nation, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all."
1923 to 1954
"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 and justice for all."
1954 (current version)
"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 1st amendment (as adopted in 1791) reads as follows:
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

Interestingly, we have a dual State and Federal legal system in the US, despite what the pledge asserts.

The ambiguity with regard to flag-burning statutes was eliminated in Texas v. Johnson (1989). In that case, Gregory Lee Johnson burned an American flag at a demonstration during the 1984 Republican National Convention in Dallas, Texas. Charged with violating a Texas law prohibiting the vandalizing of venerated objects, Johnson was convicted, sentenced to one year in prison, and fined $2,000. The Supreme Court reversed his conviction in a 5–4 vote. Justice William J. Brennan, Jr. wrote in the decision that "if there is a bedrock principle underlying the First Amendment, it is that government may not prohibit the expression of an idea simply because society finds the idea offensive or disagreeable." Congress then passed a federal law barring flag burning, but the Supreme Court struck it down as well in United States v. Eichman (1990). A Flag Desecration Amendment to the U.S. Constitution has been proposed repeatedly in Congress since 1989, and in 2006 failed to pass the Senate by a single vote.

Contradictory much?

Don't these opposed principles (and practices) make for a very tenuous national identity?  How can a coherent working model be established out of all this?
edition.cnn.com/2016/03/08/hea…
Marco Rubio says that Donald Trump's hands are small. Which of course means that his PENIS is small. Which in turn must mean that he'd be a shitty president. While I might agree that Donald Trump would make a shitty president, I wouldn't have associated his hand size, with his penis size or anything else at all relevant. Ahem. But that's apparently the level that Rubio is capable of. So he'll make a terrific president, right?
Trump countered with the revelation that there is in fact "no problem" with the size of his hands, or anything else for that matter, har, har, .... (up one level - not even) awesome Mr. Trump.

Who the fuck are these bozos anyway and more importantly, what's wrong with the American public?!
“Obviously it was a tragedy, but thank God that no life was lost,” - Ohio Gov. John Kasich.
[photo caption] Parents and community members form a prayer circle as they wait to pick
up their kids Monday, Feb 29, 2016, in Madison Township in Butler
County, Ohio, after a school shooting at Madison Local Schools. An Ohio
sheriff says a 14-year-old suspect in the school shooting that wounded
multiple classmates is in custody.
www.nst.com.my/news/2016/03/13…
This is obviously a serious problem in America today, but really, what does God have to do with a problem that irresponsible humans have created?
Doesn't this attitude only perpetuate the problem by sticking our collective head in the sand? Expecting "God" to do anything at all about such matters seems infantile, and irresponsible, expressive of an obstinate inability and unwillingness to cure this very American disease. Thoughts?
www.digitaltrends.com/cool-tec… www.deepspace.ucsb.edu/wp-cont…
-while this is very interesting stuff, there is one simple point that escapes me:
How do the satellites comprising the array maintain stable orbital positions while delivering their enormous amounts of power? The probe is being propelled at extremely high speeds - what about the 'kick' in the opposite direction?
As Sir Issac put it, 'For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction.'

Thanks for reading and posting :)

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Wed Jun 29, 2005, 12:44 AM
A good print account being so important...

-I'm putting the visual styles on the back burner just now and concentrating on setting up my print account-(also because I have to buy the software first, lol-but I'll get back to it.:))

  • Listening to: 'You are the 1'
  • Reading: 'Oceans of Europa' by...me!
  • Watching: 'The Pianist'

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