Edward Bellamy, Francis
Bellamy, Pledge of Allegiance
The Pledge of Allegiance (& the military salute) was the
origin of Adolf Hitler's "Nazi" salute under the
National Socialist German Workers Party (Nazis).
The swastika, although an ancient symbol, was also used to represent crossed "S" letters for "socialism" under the National Socialist German Workers Party (Nazis), similar to the alphabetical symbolism for the SS Division, the SA, the NSV, and the VW logo (the letters "V" and "W" joined for "Volkswagen"). http://rexcurry.net/bookchapter4a1a2a1.html
Edward Bellamy and Francis Bellamy (author of the Pledge) were American national socialists and touted "military socialism" (their term. they wanted all of society to emulate the military) and their dogma was the origin of the German national socialist salute when Francis Bellamy began the Pledge of Allegiance with the military salute that was then extended outward to point at the flag. They influenced the National Socialist German Workers Party, its rituals (robotic chanting to flags & leaders), dogma, and symbols (including the use of the swastika to represent crossed S-letters for "socialism" under German national socialism). It was not an ancient Roman salute. That is a debunked myth. The ancient Roman salute myth developed from the Pledge of Allegiance. The above are some of the discoveries in the work of Dr. Rex Curry.
News about court litigation and court cases, including discoveries about Francis Bellamy (author of the Pledge of Allegiance) and Edward Bellamy (author of "Looking Backward"). Also see the youtube videos http://youtu.be/BssWWZ3XEe4