As a libertarian lawyer, I have devoted my life as an advocate of liberty.
I defended individuals from government and from society.
This book is part
of my advocacy. It is an indictment of those who hate America and who love government. It charges
them with destroying America with socialism and statism.
I give counsel to anyone who has wasted his life voting for
(the Democratic Party, the Republican Party, and the Green Party or
and watching the American government grow, and then voting for the same
socialists again. It is a wonder why anyone is still registered
with such groups.
But this book is not only about America. It is about the world. It
is an indictment of those who hate the world and everyone in it. This
book reviews the prior record of the criminals who have robbed victims of
My biography of Edward Bellamy, Francis Bellamy, Charles Bellamy and
Frederick Bellamy started
during court litigation against the pledge of allegiance. I
that there were parallels between Nazism and the dogma espoused by the
Edward, Charles and Frederick were brothers, and Francis was
their cousin. Francis
Bellamy was the author of the original Pledge of Allegiance to the U.S.
flag. The Pledge originally used a straight-arm salute that was the
of the salute of the National Socialist German Workers' Party.
The Bellamy boys were socialists. Francis and Edward were
both self-proclaimed National Socialists and they supported the
"Nationalism" movement in the USA,
the "Nationalist" magazine, the "Nationalist Educational Association,"
their dogma of "military socialism" and the "industrial army."
Edward inspired the "Nationalist Party" (in the USA) and their dogma
influenced socialists in Germany, and the Pledge was the origin of the
As the discoveries about the pledge unfolded, I wondered why they had
been overlooked by others. An odd sequence of events explains the oversight
by others. When the pledge program was first published in the Youth's
Companion publication, Francis Bellamy was not given specific attribution
of the Pledge. However, the Pledge was a small part of a larger program
that specifically placed the name "Francis Bellamy" at the end as Chairman
of the Executive Committee. The socialist dogma was evident in the program,
and at that time Edward Bellamy was world famous for his socialist dogma and
Francis Bellamy was well-known and also known to be Edward's cousin and supporter.
Even though the publication did not specifically attribute the Pledge
part to Francis, the Bellamys talked about it to their friends and associates
and others. It took years, even decades, for the chant to become routine
and widespread, and during that time its origin (and Francis Bellamy's larger
program of which the pledge was a part) faded from many memories. Even so,
the Bellamy socialist dogma that sprang from Edward Bellamy's international
bestseller continued to inspire National Socialists worldwide. The gesture
that Francis Bellamy had penned for the pledge evolved into the hard, stylized
straight-arm salute, because the original initial military salute was simply
extended straight out by disinterested children perfunctorily performing
the forced ritual chanting (the original pledge description began with a
military salute that extended out toward the flag with the palm upward).
The evolved gesture was repeated in fictional Roman scenes in early "new"
movies and the gesture became known worldwide. By the time that Francis Bellamy
began working to re-claim credit as author of the pledge, it was the year
1920 and his claim was disputed and was not well-known (Francis Bellamy gave
the speech "The Pledge of Allegiance: How I Came to Write It" in the New
York City Stadium in 1920). That also happened to be the year that
the National Socialist German Workers’ Party (Nazi Party) took its name.
German National Socialists and their salute were not yet notorious worldwide,
nor in the USA (it would be interesting to know what Francis Bellamy thought
about the German National Socialists at that time). In 1931 Francis Bellamy
died (age 76 in Tampa, Florida). In 1939, the National Socialist German
Workers' Party and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics join as allies
to invade Poland, under a pact to divide up Europe. In 1939, the U.S. Flag
Association Committee examined the controversy regarding the authorship of
the Pledge and it believed that Bellamy was the author. In 1942, Congress
injected itself into the mess and changed the gesture of the Pledge of Allegiance
to the hand-over-the-heart.
Usually there are three types of responses to my work. The initial
response from many people is to deny that the Pledge of Allegiance ever used
the Nazi-style salute and to accuse me of fabricating the historical photographs
of the salute.
The second response is from people who have learned for the very first time
from me that the Pledge of Allegiance did use a Nazi-style salute. Some
are amazed and aghast and thank me for disabusing them. Others hate
me for having told the truth and they would have preferred to remain in the
ignorant bliss of propaganda for the rest of their lives.
The third response is from people who pretend that they already knew everything
that there is to know about the Bellamys. Those respondents show in
their comments that they have learned for the very first time (from me) that
the Pledge of Allegiance was the origin of the salute of the National Socialist
German Workers' Party, and they have learned for the first time all of the
other eye-popping revelations about the Bellamy boys. Those respondents
have learned, for the first time (from me), the etymology of the word "Nazi."
Those respondents have learned, for the first time (from me), that
the "Nazis" did not call themselves "Nazis." Those respondents
have learned, for the first time (from me), that the Nazis did not call their
symbol a "swastika."
Whenever I discuss socialism and the National Socialist German Workers' Party, I start with this alert: IT DOES NOT MATTER
WHETHER HITLER WAS A TRUE SOCIALIST. After my alert, some people still write
to me and repeat that Hitler was not a "true socialist," ignoring my warning They misunderstand my point.
They concede that Hitler called his group the "National Socialist German Workers'
Party" and he used an "S" shaped symbol to represent it. My critics letters voice mere wishes
that he had not done so. Their wishes do not change reality. They concede every
point I make.
When I discuss swastikas, I start with this alert: I KNOW THAT THE
SWASTIKA WAS AN ANCIENT SYMBOL. After my alert, some people still write
to me and repeat that the swastika was an ancient symbol meaning "good luck"
in India or such. They misunderstand my point: a symbol's original meaning does
not prevent other uses later. It does not prevent later alterations by people
such as Hitler.