I Pledge Allegiance (Or Not)

There has been a lot of talk of pledging allegiance in this election. Unfortunately, it is not talk of pledging allegiance to the country, but talk of pledging allegiance to a man or to a party.  This week, Donald Trump asked people at a rally to pledge to vote for him in the election leading to a photo reminiscence of another man who asked people to pledge their allegiance. This man is not someone you want to emulate(unless, apparently, you are Donald Trump).

Image via Jenna Johnson on twitter

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Another pledge this election season is the Republican Party asking the candidates to pledge to support the nominee and not run as an independent. In the last debate they were all asked if they would support the nominee no matter who it is. They all said yes. I don’t want a leader who pledges to support the Party even if the Party nominee is someone you think is bad for the country. I want a leader who is willing to stand up to the Party and say “no, I will not support Trump if he is the candidate.” If you insist on pledging allegiances, you should stick to an allegiance to the country and what is best for the country and not to a political party or a particular candidate. We need to move away from being Democrats and Republicans and move toward being humans and Americans.

ps. I also think it’s weird that we make our kids pledge allegiance to the country every day. I love America, but do I need to pledge allegiance every day?

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2 Comments

  1. I’ve been thinking a lot about Trump courting the white power vote the last few days. I mean, the guy’s opponents are two Latinos and a non-starter; he already HAD the white power vote. So with all the pandering he’s been doing, I’ve come up with two possible conclusions: (a) he’s being remarkably naive and thinking the WP kids will jump over to Kasich, or (b) he’s being as politically savvy as he’s always been…and the WP vote in this country is a much, MUCH larger demographic than even I think. In which case… we’re in much bigger trouble than I thought no matter who’s in the white house.

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