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REXCURRY.NET DEFEATS REP. RON PAUL & REP. TODD
AKINS & LEWROCKWELL IN DEBATE CHALLENGE & IN WEB SEARCHES
RexCurry.net defeated LewRockwell and Congressman Ron Paul in a debate
challenge about the pledge of allegiance. Congressman Paul misinformed Congress
while speaking for the "Pledge Protection Act," which Paul co-sponsored (and
his error was repeated on the website bearing Lew Rockwell’s name).
The errors include the claim that Francis Bellamy (author of the Pledge of
Allegiance) was an atheist. Bellamy was theistic and a religious wacko. There
is more on that below and at http://rexcurry.net/pledgepaul.html
Neither Rep. Paul nor LewRockwell have corrected the errors. Recent
web searches for Rep. Paul's erroneous phrase "the atheist Bellamy" show
that RexCurry.net is outpacing both Rep. Paul and LewRockwell in counteracting
their dissemination of the errors (including Google searches of the Web,
News, and Groups). Some sites that repeated the errors from Paul and
from LewRockwell's site have been forthright enough to print RexCurry.net's
corrections and public debate challenge. RexCurry.net's rebuttal of Paul and
the Rockwell site are posted on the sites of "Opinion Editorials" and "Southern
Events" and Christian Butterbach's site (www.butterbach.net) and "Stupid
Evil Bastard" and "Findlaw" and "Free Republic."
A person from Congressman Paul's office indicated that the error would
not be corrected, he did not deny the error, and the errors were still posted
on Paul's official site on a recent review.
Rep. Paul was also challenged to speak again to Congress and to tell
the true history of the Pledge and display photographs of the pledge's original
straight-arm salute for all Congressmen and for all Americans to see. http://rexcurry.net/pledge2.html
Rep. Paul will not do so. Does any public official have the guts
to do it? Does any media or website that prints Rep. Paul's errors
have the guts to do it?
On January 14, 2005 this debate challenge was made publicly to Rep. Todd
Akins (MO) the lead creator of the "Pledge Protection Act."
After Mr. Rockwell was alerted to the errors, he wrote that he would
not print these corrections, he did not deny them, and he persisted in posting
the errors on his website. The LewRockwell site maintains another
pledge error in at least two separate articles that repeat the myth that
the pledge's original straight arm salute (later used by the National Socialist
German Workers' Party) was an old Roman salute (search the LewRockwell site
for "Roman salute" and for "the omnipotent lincolnian state"). That
myth was debunked by RexCurry.net in an article also showing that the pledge
of allegiance was the origin of the salute of the National Socialist German
Workers Party. http://www.rexcurry.net/pledgesalute.html
RexCurry.net challenged both to publicly debate the errors, and their
knowledge of the history of the pledge, and their views about the pledge
today. Both were warned that victory (by default) would be announced in a
week if they did not accept.
Is there a time frame in which an error knowingly maintained becomes
a deliberate misrepresentation intended to deceive? And would that
same time frame suggest that the "error" actually was not an "error" when
Rep. Paul's error is glaring and it would be fascinating to know how
he came up with it. An internet search suggests that he is the only
person on the internet has ever asserted that Bellamy was not theistic.
I have personally met Rep. Paul and I admire him because he is the most
libertarian politician in Congress. I supported him and voted for him
when he was the presidential candidate of the Libertarian Party.
I hope Rep. Paul will change his mind and oppose the pledge, and oppose
True republicans support the "Pledge Rejection Act" to repeal all laws
that recognize or promote the pledge.
Here is the part of Rep. Paul's speech that contains mistakes: "Francis
Bellamy, the author of the pledge, was a self-described socialist who wished
to replace the Founders’ constitutional republic with a strong, centralized
welfare state. Bellamy wrote the pledge as part of his efforts to ensure
that children put their allegiance to the central government before their
allegiance to their families, local communities, state governments, and even
their creator! In fact, the atheist Bellamy did not include the words 'under
God' in his original version of the pledge. That phrase was added to the
pledge in the 1950s. Today, most Americans who support the pledge reject
Bellamy’s vision and view the pledge as a reaffirmation of their loyalty
to the Framers’ vision of a limited, federal republic that recognizes that
rights come from the creator, not from the state."
Bellamy was not an atheist. Far from it. Bellamy was a preacher, and
a member of the Society of Christian Socialists, and was expelled from the
ministry for giving speeches such as "Jesus the Socialist" (finding a copy
of that speech is harder than finding photos of the original Nazi-style
salute to the flag). http://rexcurry.net/pledge2.html
So, Bellamy was theistic and he was a religious wacko.
While it is true that the first pledge did not contain the phrase "under
God," the accompanying articles for the first Pledge program did contain
many religious references. A historic discovery may have just been made in
that the phrase "under God" is in Bellamy’s original article/speech next to
the first Pledge (Youth's Companion, September 8, 1892, and see the article
therein "The Meaning of the Four Centuries"). http://rexcurry.net/pledgespeech.html
A recent search of the internet indicated that the above webpage is
the only source on the internet for Bellamy’s scary speech.
It seems like an oversight that the phrase "under God" was not in the
original pledge. In that sense, there is no "secular" Pledge of Allegiance
and there never was. Bellamy was a self-proclaimed national socialist and
the purpose of the pledge was to promote a government takeover of education,
and to eliminate all of the better alternatives, in order to create an "industrial
army" (a Bellamy term) openly modeled on the military to nationalize the
economy and establish a utopian society of Christian socialism, as described
in the book "Looking Backward" by Edward Bellamy, cousin and cohort of Francis.
The pledge was a prayer for a utopian society of Christian socialism even
before it was explicitly deified in 1954. The Bellamy ideas were dystopian
hell here and abroad.
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.
Edward Bellamy’s book was an international bestseller and influenced the
Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (62 million killed), the People’s Republic
of China (35 million killed), and the National Socialist German Workers’
Party (21 million killed). (Death tolls from the book "Death by Government"
by Professor R. J. Rummel).
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.
Believe it or not, "our" pledge was the origin of the salute of the
National Socialist German Workers' Party.
Germany is owed an apology by many people for the mis-impression that
the bizarre military socialism and regimented chanting and saluting of the
National Socialist German Workers' Party was uniquely German or originated
Many people vilify the Confederate flag. How does the Confederate
flag compare with the U.S. flag? The legacy of the U.S. flag and pledge
was a government takeover of schools that resulted in government-imposed racism
and segregation that served as an example to the National Socialist German
Workers’ Party, and even outlasted the horrid party, well into the 1960's
and 70's. There is only one place on the web with a picture of a segregated
class performing the original straight arm salute of the pledge. http://rexcurry.net/pledgeracism.html
The original single right arm salute was no less worshipful idolatry
then if the left arm had been extended also. That is the mentality that led
to its adoption by the National Socialist German Workers’ Party. The claim
that it was an old Roman salute is a myth. http://rexcurry.net/pledgesalute.html
The right hand over the heart is no less worshipful idolatry then if
the left hand were crossed over the right, in another clearer position of
On June 22, 1942, the pledge was included in the U.S. Flag Code, but Congress
gave it the modern hand-over-the-heart gesture. There is probably one overriding
reason why Congress interfered: to make everyone drop the straight-arm salute,
which was becoming very embarassing and very revealing. The US had
entered WWII on December 7, 1941 against Japan after Pearl Harbor.
On December 11, 1941 Germany and Italy declared war on the United States
and the U.S. declared war on Germany and Italy.
Congress’ 1954 act deifying the national socialist's pledge should not
have been a choice between "theistic socialism" or "atheistic socialism,"
but Congress compounded its 1942 mess in government schools with the 1954
tweaking. A choice between two evils is still evil. Through bizarre ignorance,
the updated pledge's deification of government is more accurate in paying
homage to Bellamy's monstrous establishment of theistic socialism.
Another error in Honorable Ron Paul’s comment is "Today, most Americans
who support the pledge reject Bellamy’s vision and view the pledge as a
reaffirmation of their loyalty to the Framers’ vision of a limited, federal
republic that recognizes that rights come from the creator, not from the
Most Americans support the socialist’s pledge and support Bellamy’s
vision of a massive government-school monopoly, as well as the social security
system and other widespread socialism. Bellamy has succeeded in duping even
Republican Congressmen into boastfully reciting the socialist's pledge,
supporting his government schools, social security and massive spending.
One reason for that is because Bellamy's government-school monopoly
taught most Americans and most Congressmen propaganda about the pledge,
and cajoled everyone into robotically chanting it daily on cue from the
government, like Pavlov's lapdogs of the state.
Also, most Americans and most Congressmen have never seen the rare photos
of the pledge. Government schools never show them.
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. Remove the pledge from the flag, remove the
flag from schools, and remove schools from government.
Let’s restore the pledge to its pre-1892 version.
The court case of Frank Herbert Wonschik v.
U.S., argued that the jury selection process was impermissibly tainted by
the trial judge's request that all potential jurors stand and recite the
Pledge of Allegiance prior to jury selection. Furthermore, that bias also
transgressed the Establishment Clause and the Free Exercise Clause of the
First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. http://rexcurry.net/pledgewonschik.html