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 IN DEBATE CHALLENGE & IN WEB SEARCHES ! 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

Neither Rep. Paul nor LewRockwell have corrected the errors.  Recent web searches for Rep. Paul's erroneous phrase "the atheist Bellamy" show that 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's corrections and public debate challenge.'s rebuttal of Paul and the Rockwell site are posted on the sites of "Opinion Editorials" and "Southern Events" and Christian Butterbach's site ( 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.  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 in an article also showing that the pledge of allegiance was the origin of the salute of the National Socialist German Workers Party. 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 originally published?  

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 government schools.  

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).

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").

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 there.

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.

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.

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 prayer.

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 state."

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.

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