STOP THE PLEDGE OF
Join the heroic youngsters William and Lillian
Gobitas, who at age 10 and 12 respectively, fifth and seventh grade students
in government schools, refused to stand and pledge allegiance to the flag.
They defied the socialist pledge because it deifies government. Although
they lost before the U.S. Supreme Court, they were vindicated 3 years later
when the court reversed itself. The U.S. Supreme Court misspelled
their name as "Gobitis" and the error is repeated often. Continue the great
work that the Gobitas youngsters did not finish: end the pledge to the flag.
One of the big myths about government schools is that children gain good
"socialization." The socialist pledge of allegiance is more proof that
the socialization of government schools is so bad that government schools
should end. See the video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BssWWZ3XEe4
When the U.S. Constitution was written, people in the U.S. received private
educations. Bellamy lived during the time when schools were becoming
socialized heavily by government in the U.S. It was a view later
shared by the National Socialist German Workers' Party.
Francis Bellamy and his cousin Edward Bellamy wanted the government to take
over all schools and create an “industrial army” of totalitarian socialism
as described in the book. Francis Bellamy is the reason that there
is often a U.S. flag flying at local schools or inside classrooms. The U.S.
flag is like a white flag of surrender over local schoolhouses, surrender
to takeover by government, to nationalization, to the Department of Education,
and to socialism. Francis Bellamy has been described as an advertising
pioneer. It would make more sense to say that he was a propaganda pioneer,
with success comparable to Leni Riefenstahl. The Bellamy ideas were
dystopian hell here and abroad.
Government's schools spread and they mandated segregation
by law and taught racism as official policy and did so through WWII and beyond
The bizarre practices served as an example for three decades before they
were adopted by the National Socialist German Workers’ Party. When Jesse
Owens competed in the 1936 Olympics in Germany, his neighbors attended
segregated government schools where they saluted the flag with the Nazi salute.
As under Nazism, Jehovah's Witnesses (and blacks and the Jewish and others)
in the USA were required by law to perform the Nazi salute in the USA and
robotically chant the pledge. If they refused, then they were expelled
from government schools and had to use the many better alternatives. There
were also acts of physical violence.
If parents rejected government schools in favor of the many
better alternatives, some government school administrators would still harass
The United States of America is one of the only nations since Germany (under
the National Socialist German Workers' Party) that has designated an official
pledge to its flag.
To this day, children are still ostracized and persecuted in government schools
that still hold a daily ritual where children stand for a robotic recitation
of a pledge and salute written by a socialist to glorify government.
And no one disputes the invidious influence of a century of socialism's racism
and segregation mandated by law in government schools, where it was taught
as an official policy. Even after the socialist segregation ended
the socialist schools continued racist and vicious behavior with forced busing,
removing children from their neighborhoods and families, forcing them
to government facilities across town, and destroying their local neighborhoods
and the support that was provided.
Today, the government owns and operates most schools and there is constant
political debate about how the government should handle myriad non-educational
issues within the schools. Imagine if the government owned and operated
most churches and there was constant political debate about how the government
should handle myriad non-religious issues within government churches (dress
codes, cell phones, drug testing, sex ed, discrimination, forced busing to
integrate churches, etc). Would the media and the citizenry advocate that
the issues be solved by privatizing the churches, removing government from
the churches, and championing the separation of church and state? Apparently
not. If the popular reasoning regarding schools is followed, the media and
citizenry would merely advocate that socialized churches adopt various policies
that are the most "popular" or considered to be the most "reasonable."
Other people, instead of creating the First Amendment, would instead advocate
a voucher program where every child would receive government funding for
his church. The same disaster would result.
Many people have been mistreated and segregated by government schools. They
have constantly struggled to correct government schools. Imagine if everyone
who had been mistreated or segregated by government schools had instead advocated
the separation of school and state, and had withdrawn from government schools,
and had switched to private schools or had formed their own private schools
and used the many better alternatives. They would have done better than they
have done by staying in government schools. They would have academically
surpassed the people they left behind in government schools. They would have
enjoyed true freedom, including true religious freedom, even in their schools.
Their actions would have been much more historical, revolutionary and inspiring
than the constant struggle to correct government schools. It would have been
a story as historical, revolutionary and inspiring as was the separation
of church and state, and the end of government churches.
Help to restore the pledge to its pre-1892 condition (the condition of non-existence).
Remove the pledge from the flag, remove the flag from schools, and remove
schools from government. The separation of school and state is as important
as the separation of church and state. The government should not run Sunday
school, nor Monday school through Friday school. It's not too late
for the separation of school and state.