Saturday, November 14, 2009

Liberty and Justice for All

An article in the Arkansas Times made me ponder the words of the Pledge of Allegiance. I guess I could really only stand and say the following words from it with conviction:

"I pledge allegiance to liberty and justice for all."

And that is with the #2 definition of "allegiance" on "loyalty or devotion to some person, group, cause, or the like."

If I were to reword that shortened version to better suit the way I believe and think, it would be:

"I will support and defend liberty and justice for all."

I believe that any political system or religion or leader which/who encourages followers to do the same is good for those who choose such. And we are still (at this point) free to choose our own affiliation. Words or the "letter of the law" are meaningless unless we support good law (liberty and justice for all). That is the Spirit of the Law.