What about the Pledge is so damned American?
I constantly hear members of the Sons of CONFEDERATE (supposedly) Veterans insisting that the Pledge of Allegiance to the Northern Yankee oppressors flag be recited at all meetings and functions of the SCV. And for the life of me, I simply cannot understand the reasoning as anything more than an attempt at political correctness to draw less fire from Yankee news media outlets. When I talk to the leaders of these woefully misled SCV camps, they assert that there are a lot of US military veterans in their ranks who just really want to recite it.
Oh really? So tell me US veteran that is in the Sons of CONFEDERATE Veterans, how many times was the Pledge of Allegiance recited at boot camp? How many times was the Pledge of Allegiance recited at military ceremonies? How many times was the Pledge of Allegiance recited when you were stationed overseas? How many times was the Pledge of Allegiance recited at battlegrounds? When in the United States Armed Forces did you dutifully place your hand over your heart and pledge allegiance to that flag?
The leadership of the camps that recite the socialist pledge to the flag of the oppressors, murderers and rapists of our ancestors says that they don’t want to appear… un-American for leaving out the pledge. Well tell me then, is the Supreme Court un-American for holding their sessions without recitation? Is the President un-American for not reciting it at his inauguration? The Senate has opened its daily session with the Pledge of Allegiance to the flag only since June 24, 1999, and the House began reciting the Pledge as part of its daily session eleven years earlier in 1988. Are all Senators and Representatives prior to 1988/1999 un-American?
Every single day, the highest levels of government go about their daily routines without recitation. The highest levels of the government of the United States of America, who run the very government that the flag is a symbol of… without reciting the Pledge of Allegiance. Are they all un-American? And if they, who run the government, and the military who defend the government go about their lives without reciting the pledge, why in the hell is it so damned important for the Sons of CONFEDERATE Veterans and their US veteran members to recite the Pledge?
If they didn’t demand it and insist that to fail in its recitation was un-American while they were stationed overseas, why is it so damned un-American for us here and now? What did the people that flew that flag in 1861-1865 do to your ancestors? What did they do to their women and children? What did they do to their land, crops and livestock? Honestly, I applaud your service to the armed forces of the United States of America. But I cannot and will not afford a single gram of respect to your position on the flag when it comes to the Sons of CONFEDERATE Veterans.
The Sons of CONFEDERATE Veterans is not now, nor has it ever been, a Yankee organization. Our ancestors fought and died under the CONFEDERATE flag, and endured some of the most atrocious war crimes of modern history committed against them by the bearers of the United States flag. It has no place whatsoever, receiving any honor of any kind in our midst. What you do outside of the SCV meetings is your business, but here, we do not spit on the memory of our CONFEDERATE dead. They weren’t politically correct when it came to the North, and they didn’t fight and die so that you could be.