Pledge of Allegiance to the flag, Nazi salute The USA's 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 was used by the military and by socialists in the USA and in the USSR, before it was used by the National Socialist German Workers Party (NSDAP).
The swastika, although an ancient symbol, was also used to represent "S" letters joined 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").
Francis Bellamy & Edward Bellamy touted National Socialism and the police state in the USA decades before their dogma was exported to Germany. They influenced the NSDAP, its dogma, symbols and rituals. and

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My trip to Utah paid off again with a newspaper article about the Pledge of Allegiance that exposes the pledge's anti libertarian pedigree

Bad writing is shown regarding the Pledge of Allegiance in the newspaper article (at ).

But there is a large informative photograph regarding the Pledge of Allegiance

No newspaper should ever use Wikipedia as a reference because it is no different than quoting various anonymous sources who possess no knowledge of the topic.  The Wikipedia article for the "Roman salute" used to be complete disinformation, deliberately maintained by liars who tried to perpetuate myths.  Recently, someone who posts to Wikipedia wised up and the "Roman salute" article has improved some, while other pledge related articles are as bad as ever.  Wikipedia generally failed to inform the reporter (Amie Rose of the Daily Herald) that the author of the Pledge of Allegiance (Francis Bellamy), and his cousin and cohort (Edward Bellamy), were National Socialists and supported the "Nationalism" movement, the "Nationalist" magazine, the "Nationalist Educational Association," and Edward inspired the "Nationalist Party."  

Wikipedia and the reporter both use the misnomer "public schools" when they mean "government schools" and they both cover-up the Bellamys' desire to promote a government takeover of education, a desire to end all of the better alternatives, and to impose socialism (and what the Bellamys called "military socialism") within government schools.  The Bellamys loved the military and wanted all of society to ape the military.  Those points also help explain why Francis Bellamy enjoyed starting the pledge with a military salute.

Wikipedia and the reporter both use the misnomer "Nazi Party" and they avoid mentioning that the correct term is "National Socialist German Workers' Party." The liars on Wikipedia do it deliberately in an effort to cover-up socialism's horrors.  It is not clear from the newspaper article whether the reporter does it for the same reason or because she was misled or not informed by Wikipedia.  I specifically told the reporter that "Nazi" means "National Socialist German Workers' Party" and I used the phrase repeatedly when speaking to the  newspaper, so the newpaper's failure to mention the actual true phrase is disgusting.  The paper printed a lie in that there was no "Nazi Party" because it was actually the "National Socialist German Workers' Party" and the party members did not call themselves "Nazis" nor the "Nazi Party."  The term "Nazi Party" is used by reporters and others to cover-up the horrors of socialism.  The term "Nazi" developed from slang using the first syllable in the German pronunciation of the "National Socialist German Workers' Party."  In that sense, the author of the Pledge of Allegiance was a "Nazi" too, in that the term means "National Socialist."  The term "Nazi" is also used to hide the National Socialist dogma behind the Pledge of Allegiance, its original gesture, and the National Socialist German Workers' Party.   

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Official salute accompanied pledge         Amie Rose DAILY HERALD

The Pledge of Allegiance has undergone several changes since it was written in 1892, with wording changes and even a change in the official salute to the flag.

First published in a children's magazine, Youth's Companion, in 1892, the Pledge of Allegiance was written as part of a flag-selling advertising campaign, according to the online encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

It was written by Baptist minister Francis Bellamy, a socialist, and was first used in public schools during Columbus Day observances in 1892 after a proclamation by President Benjamin Harrison.

Originally, instead of putting their hands over their hearts, people did what was known as the Bellamy salute, according to Wikipedia.

The Bellamy salute started with a military-style salute--hand to brow; then the arm was outstretched toward the flag, palm up, said Rex Curry, a Tampa, Fla. attorney, a pledge researcher. It gradually evolved to palm down.

"Quite often, they did not turn their palm up as Francis described," he said. "Then it became standard, not turning the palm up."

Three decades later, members of the Nazi Party in Germany would use the same outstretched arm in saluting Adolf Hitler, he said.

"It's an ominous parallel," Curry, a Libertarian, said.

Hitler may have come upon the salute by seeing it in films, and might not have purposely copied the Pledge of Allegiance salute, he said. "I have not found Hitler did it consciously."

People didn't start putting their hands over their hearts until 1942, after the United States was embroiled in World War II, Curry said.

"Congress didn't decide to inject itself in the mess until 1942, when they came up with the idea that they wanted everyone to start doing their hand over their heart," Curry said. "It was becoming incredibly embarrassing," he added, referring to the similarities between the pledge salute and the Nazi salute.


College Republicans at UVSC organize rally to support the phrase 'under God'
Date: Thursday, November 17

Students joined state legislators and the attorney general in reciting the pledge of allegiance at UVSC on Wednesday to show their support for the words "under God."

State Rep. Rebecca Lockhart, R-Provo, and state Sens. Parley Hellewell, R-Orem, and Curt Bramble, R-Provo, and Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff attended a rally organized by College Republicans at Utah Valley State College themed "Keep Us One Nation Under God."

College Republican President Bryan Horn said the event was intended to protest the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals' 2002 ruling that the phrase "under God" makes the pledge an unconstitutional endorsement of religion, as well as to show support for the troops in Iraq and Afghanistan, and for the U.S. flag.

Shurtleff said the ruling "effectively took a piece of masking tape and put it over the mouth of every kid in America who have a right under the Constitution to freedom of religion, free expression and freedom to worship.

"That, to me, was a violation of the First Amendment, not the other way around."

The crowd responded with applause when Shurtleff proclaimed, "Those who want to express that should not be prohibited by government -- whether it's state government, or the 9th Circuit, or the Supreme Court -- from being able to express their belief in a god."

Shurtleff also said he supports a constitutional amendment to protect the flag from desecration.

"There are other ways for people to express their freedom and what they want, their attitude about this government, about this country, about anything they want, but not the symbol of our sovereignty, not the symbol that continues to represent our freedoms in this country," he said.

Horn said the flag is an international symbol of freedom.

"When our pioneer and founding women under Betsy Ross first sewed that first American flag, they consecrated it to this nation and said that it would be a symbol and a beacon of hope to the world. The flag still is that today."

After the rally, as the song "God Bless the USA" by Lee Greenwood played on the speakers in the Ragan Theater, Jeff Cardon of Orem said he attended the rally to celebrate freedom.

"This was a great opportunity to listen to what our local leaders are striving for in guiding our state and our community and our country," he said.

Freshman general studies major Angie Oldham said she wants to help make sure the country stays one nation under God. "That's what our nation was founded on, and I don't think anybody should change that."

Anna Chang-Yen can be reached at 344-2549 or

This story appeared in The Daily Herald on page A1.
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Changes between versions shown in italics.

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 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."
This story appeared in The Daily Herald on page A10.
Thursday, November 17, 2005

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"...many non-LDS socialists were very critical of the Mormon Church and its cultural and political influences within the state. One prominent Utah socialist, Murray B. Schick, in a national socialist newspaper, harshly criticized the church for its emerging movements into the corporate world." - Doug Gibson (the Standard-Examiner's opinion editor). This quote is part of a Aug. 12, 2010 column discussing socialists in Utah 100 years ago. The column also ran in Currents, the Standard-Examiner's digital-only section on politics and culture.

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Some students, when asked to chant the pledge say "Am I being punked?" Some students continue to perform an ironic nazi salute in government schools (socialist schools). They give a big "nu-uh" to the government's "uh-huh."

The pledge is a repository for socialist excentricities.

See the exclusive website that archives the work of the celebrity symbologist Dr. Rex Curry (author of "Pledge of Allegiance Secrets"). Dr. Curry should be considered to receive an honorary George Orwell Prize for intelligence, insight and conspicuous courage.

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