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Poetic License: 'The Pledge of Inclusion'

August 13, 2019
By JOE PACHECO , Island Reporter, Captiva Current, Sanibel-Captiva Islander

I pledge allegiance

To the flag

Of the United States of America

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Joe Pacheco

And to the republic

For which it stands,

One nation,

Under Jesus Christ, Jehovah, Allah, Buddha, Brahma, Christian Science,

Secular Humanism, Agnostic, Cults and Godless

Atheist substitutes;

Indian, Italian, Ionian

Native American, New Yorker, Norse, Nipponese

Dutch and Deutscher

Irish

Vietnamese

Israeli, Irani, Iraqi

Scandanavian, Sino-Asian, Slavic, Scottish, Syrian and Sicilian

Immigrant, legal and refugee

Black, British, Burmese, Belgian, Balkan and Brazilian

Latino (when they learn English), Libyan, Liberian

Egyptian, Estonian. Ethiopian and Everybody Else (who didn't fit initially)

WITH LIBERTY AND JUSTICE

FOR ALL OF THE ABOVE

 
 

 

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