Speaking of all these GOP pledges

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Old Glory (file)
Old Glory (file)
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There are more pledges coming out for Republican candidates to sign. The Last Word has covered candidates signing Grover Norquist’s pledge not to raise taxes extensively and today we’re looking again at the “marriage vow” pledge that has caused trouble for Michele Bachmann and Rick Santorum. This is the same pledge that Newt Gingrich won’t sign (though Lawrence explained why he could sign it in last night’s Rewrite), the same pledge that Mitt Romney now says he wont sign and the same pledge that political analysts speculate is giving Tim Pawlenty’s team stomach cramps at the moment.

But here’s one pledge that you’d want any of your presidential candidates to sign: The Pledge of Allegiance to the United States of America. Here it is from its beginning to as we know it today:


Evolution of The Pledge of Allegiance

  • 1892 — “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 1924 — “I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States and to the republic for which it stands: one nation indivisible with liberty and justice for all.”   
  • 1924 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 to present — “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.”   

I wonder what could be the next change to the “Pledge.” Ideas?

Speaking of all these GOP pledges

Updated