Prickly City by Scott Stantis for December 03, 2020


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    Cheapskate0  3 months ago

    Surprised I‘m first on this one.

    This was central to the Trump years, that Trump was the state.

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    feverjr  3 months ago

    Hopefully, we can get “Liberty and Justice for All”…..

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    Cheapskate0  3 months ago

    Need a historian out there. If I recall, “Under God” was not in the original Pledge. Original Pledge was from around World War I, and “Under God” was added well after World War II.

    Not that either version of the Pledge was ever sanctioned by the law or the Constitution.

    Yet somehow, became a daily requirement and recitation in public schools.

    And today, a “litmus test” of sorts for “proving” one’s patriotism – and religiosity.

    For what it’s worth.

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    Christopher Shea  3 months ago

    Trump cultists are demanding neither a republic nor a democracy, but a monarchy. With Trump’s lawsuits steadily being thrown out of court, they’re pinning their hopes on state legislatures ignoring the vote to appoint Trump-friendly electors, or the Supreme Court finding an excuse to throw out millions of votes. They don’t care that 81,000,000 American citizens chose Joe Biden to lead us. (Remember: if you live in a blue state, or a blue city in a red state, you are not a real American to the Trump cultists, and your vote should not count.)

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    Kurtass Premium Member 3 months ago

    I never say the “one nation under god” line. It would make more sense if it said “one nation under the sky”. When I told my children there is no god, they said, does this mean we aren’t going to burn in hell. They looked so relieved. When I told them there is no santa, they cried. So I told them, stop crying, or you’ll burn in hell. The power of guilt.

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    RobinHood  3 months ago

    “I fear that in every elected office, members will obtain an influence by noise not sense. By meanness, not greatness. By ignorance, not learning. By contracted hearts, not large souls . . . There must be decency and respect.”

    John Adams

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    rossevrymn Premium Member 3 months ago

    There you go.

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    Bookworm  3 months ago

    “I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ.” Mahatma Gandhi.

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    Wlly Blly  3 months ago

    We should never have put “under God” in there. Billy Graham should never have convinced Eisenhower to put it in to combat the stupid “Communist threat”.

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    tedd  3 months ago

    I’ll be a little picky here: this reading contains a common error: The comma after the word “Nation” doesn’t exist in the official version.

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    Holden Awn  3 months ago

    Winslow’s just out of frame keeping silent and taking a knee.

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    Andara  3 months ago

    So, who else in the comments got detention for refusing to perform the idolatrous ritual of pledging to the flag?

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    Bradley Walker  3 months ago

    Out of character! He should be humping the flagpole!

    …Well, he is a polecat…

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    GaryBrunner  3 months ago

    Tanks for the pledge, but there is an error. There is no comma after one nation. It is One Nation Under God.

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    dogday Premium Member 3 months ago

    He’s OK with it because she included the reference to god, and who else COULD she be talking about?

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    Redd Panda  3 months ago

    Interesting…allegiance to the flag, not the Constitution.

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    Durak Premium Member 3 months ago

    This is why our US military does not recite the Pledge of Allegiance. It sounds nice, but means nothing. Klansmen recite the Pledge, with emotion filled tears in their eyes. School kids chant it, and it means nothing to them.

    I swore an Oath to Protect and Defend the Constitution. It means something. A pledge? To a flag that is nothing but a symbol which means something different to everyone? No. The Pledge fills me with fellowship with other Americans. But it does not have the Power of my Oath.

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