Why People are Boycotting the Pledge of Allegiance

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick has refused to stand for the playing of the national anthem in protest of wrongdoings against African Americans and minorities in the United States.

Shake Things Up by Sitting Out the Pledge of Allegiance – TheHumanist.com

Public schools are supposed to teach kids to think critically, right? Students should be learning to apply rational analysis, assessing evidence, and reaching logical conclusions with the knowledge they’ve accumulated and the intellectual skills they’ve developed. Isn’t that what education is all about? Unfortunately, one of the ironies of life for many young Americans is …

The American Humanist Association’s boycott of the Pledge of Allegiance has revealed that the Pledge has become a Nightmare for many Kids.  Extensive reports shows that students who opt out of the Pledge exercise are often subjected to harsh mistreatment from their teachers and school administrators.

The AHA launched a boycott in September 2014, advertising it widely on social media, to educate the public about how the “under God” wording was added to the official recitation in the 1950s in response to lobbying by religious groups.

Mom sues school for allegedly forcing son to recite Pledge of Allegiance

An Indiana mom filed a lawsuit on Friday against an elementary school teacher and principal for allegedly forcing her son to recite the Pledge of Allegiance. Jamie Porter said her son’s first grade teacher removed the boy from class when he refused to stand for the Pledge of Allegiance back in March, according to Fox 59.

NO ONE should be forced to Participate in the Pledge of Allegiance. The Supreme Court ruled in 1943 that the law gives public school students a clear right to opt out of the Pledge of Allegiance exercise.

In the above article, a Mom sues a school for allegedly forcing her son to recite the Pledge of Allegiance.

More people are beginning to wake up and realize they need to take a stand against the wrongs which the US Government has committed.

Here’s just a few examples of how screwed up the United States Government is and why more people are Boycotting the Pledging Allegiance.

 

2000 ELECTION RIGGED

In the 2000 election, Jeb Bush promised to “Deliver Florida” to his brother as reported in numerous newspaper articles.

Secretary of State, Katherine Harris and Governor Jeb Bush had the motive and the means to make sure Florida’s decisive electoral votes were “delivered” to George W. Bush.

They accomplished this by illegally purging thousands of black voters off of the Florida voter rolls, ensuring an unfair advantage to George W. Bush, as shown in the above video.

Antonin Scalia and his conservative majority of 5 “justices” subverted democracy & engaged in partisan politics by stopping the 2000 election vote count. The above video explains the shocking details.

This caused George W. Bush to be installed as President. At the time the votes were stopped by the Supreme Court, there were only 154 votes separating Al Gore from George W. Bush.

With only 154 votes separating Al Gore from George W. Bush,  it’s easy to see how thousands of black voters being purged off of the Florida voter rolls rigged the election for Bush.

The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights conducted an extensive public investigation of allegations of voting irregularities during the 2000 presidential election in Florida and recommended that the U.S. Department of Justice should “immediately initiate the litigation process against the governor” (Jeb Bush).  Here’s a link to the report http://www.usccr.gov/pubs/vote2000/report/ch9.htm

The Theft of an election and installation of an illegitimate president is the one of worst possible crimes which a government could commit against it’s citizens… yet that is what our government perpetrated against the citizens of the United States, and NOTHING has been done about it.

The rigged election of George W. Bush caused the following events;

  • Installation of George W. Bush, a illegitimate president who was not elected to office by the American people
  • False claims about Weapons of Mass Destruction to justify the War against Iraq
  • Unprovoked, Unjustified War and Invasion of Iraq
  • Deaths of 4,475 US Troops
  • 32,331 US Troops wounded
  • Deaths of over 112,000 Iraqi Civilians
  • Debt of 10 Trillion dollars due to tax cuts and unpaid for wars
  • Firing of US Attorneys for political reasons
  • Appointment of Conservative Supreme Court Judges who destroyed the voting rights act of 1965
  • The creation of ISIS due to the invasion of Iraq, be-headings and people being burned alive
  • And much more…

None of these things would have happened were it not for the Jeb Bush Administration actions which helped brother George W. Bush to be installed as president.

If we had a REAL Democracy, George W. Bush would NOT have been President because Gore received almost 600,000 more votes than Bush.

 

2004 ELECTION RIGGED

Harvey Wasserman and Robert J. Fitrakis, who wrote a book “What Happened in Ohio: A Documentary Record of Theft And Fraud in the 2004 Election”, explained that the combination of computer hacking, ballot destruction, and the discrepancy between exit polling (which showed a big Kerry win in Ohio) and the “real” vote tabulation, all point to one answer: the Republicans stole the 2004 election.

2004-election

“A 6.7% shift in exit polls does not happen by chance. So we have irrefutable confirmation that what we were saying was true and that every piece of the puzzle in the Ohio 2004 election was flawed,” Wasserman said.

 

The Above video shows how Ohio Election Computers were hacked and how the man who oversaw the operation died mysteriously in a plane crash soon after giving a deposition.

 

2016 ELECTION STOLEN

Hillary Clinton received almost 3 million more votes than Donald Trump yet LOSER of the popular vote Trump was made President.

That isn’t Democracy, that’s the type of Rigged Government you find in Dictator Banana Republics.

 

Electoral College Should Be Abolished

The Electoral College has allowed two unpopular Republican candidates who received less popular votes in 2 elections during the past 16 years to become President; George W. Bush who lost the popular vote by almost 600,000 votes in the 2000 election and Donald Trump who lost the popular vote by 2.9 million.  Neither of these incompetent people should have been president.  More people voted against them than for them.

If we had a REAL democracy, the person who gets the most votes would be the winner. In every other country which has a democracy on this planet, the person who receives the most votes is the winner. The fact that we don’t elect our president by the most votes proves there is NO REAL DEMOCRACY IN THE UNITED STATES.

These stolen elections and lack of Democracy due to an Electoral College which should have been abolished years ago is enough alone to warrant refusal to “Pledge Allegiance to the Flag”.

There’s MANY more reasons…

 

SUPREME COURT STOLEN FROM THE AMERICAN PEOPLE

The 2000 and 2016 elections caused the United States Supreme Court to be predominately Conservative (5 to 4) even though the MAJORITY of Americans voted for Democratic Presidents.

The rigged 2000 election allowed Bush to install two Conservative Supreme Court Justices.  Those appointments should have been made by Al Gore who would have appointed two Liberal Justices.

 

Antonin Scalia’s seat SHOULD have been filed by President Obama, who had the support of the MAJORITY of Americans.  The fact the Republicans were legally allowed to keep this seat open for almost a year until a Republican (Trump) became president is an OUTRAGE and more proof of how screwed up, lawless and unjust the US Government is.

Republican Bush’s two appointments and Trump’s equals a total of THREE Justices which should have been Liberal instead of Conservative.  Three Liberal Justices would have given the Supreme Court a overwhelming Liberal Majority.

More people voted for Democrat Gore & Clinton so the “Will of the People” has been violated by the appointment of Conservative Justices, a fact you never hear discussed.

Americans who care about Justice and Democracy should protest by refusing to Pledge Allegiance.

 

RIGGING ELECTIONS BY GERRYMANDERING

Republicans has rigged elections by gerrymandered districts all over the United States so they can’t be removed from office.  The fact that either political party can legally get away with gerrymandering and circumvent democracy is another reason everyone should refuse to Pledge Allegiance to the Flag.

 

DISENFRANCHISEMENT OF VOTERS

To this very day, Republicans continue to pass laws which make it difficult for Minorities, Young People, the Elderly and Women to VoteA Judge who has been voting for 49 years couldn’t vote because of repressive new Republican Texas Voter ID Laws in Texas.

The fact that Republicans can legally get away with this demands people protest by Refusing to Pledge Allegiance to the Flag

 

OUR COURT SYSTEM IS SERIOUSLY BROKEN

We have a court system which doles out harsh prison sentences for drug offenses, allows murders to be found innocent and finds innocent people guilty.

Many people think of the United States as the “land of the free” when in fact, the US incarcerates more people than any other country in the world… even more than China.

With more people being incarcerated in the US than any other country on earth, and the lack of Democracy which exists, the US ought to be called “The Land of the Oppressed”.

Privately run prisons have become cash-cow enterprises in which there are financial incentives to incarcerate as many people as possible.   There have been cases in which judges got kick-backs for incarcerating teenagers (more examples).

 

US GOVERNMENT HAS ENGAGED IN CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY

a. The US Government slaughtered Indians by the thousands, stole their land and forced them to relocate. Andrew Jackson helped gain Congressional passage of the Indian Removal Act of 1830, which authorized the US Government to extinguish Native American title to lands in the Southeast. Details here…

b. The US Government sanctioned slavery

c. August 6, 1890 the United States sanctioned the first Death Penalty by the Electric Chair.  Electrocution is legalized torture and painful beyond description.  George Westinghouse comment about the first Electric Chair execution; “they would have done better using an axe,”and a witnessing reporter claimed that it was “an awful spectacle, far worse than hanging.”

Details at – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electric_chair

Even though it was clear that using electrocution was inhumane, cruel & unusual punishment, this horrible method of execution has continued for over 100 years and was recently re-instated by Republican Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam –  Details here…

The fact that it wasn’t outlawed & expanded to other states and used for over 100 years proves what irresponsible idiots we have had running this country.

The Electric Chair should be abolished and made illegal once and for all.

 

UNITED STATES WASTING TRILLIONS ON THE MILITARY

Pentagon buries evidence of $125 billion in bureaucratic waste

The Pentagon has buried an internal study that exposed $125 billion in administrative waste in its business operations amid fears Congress would use the findings as an excuse to slash the defense budget, according to interviews and confidential memos obtained by The Washington Post.

The United States spends more than Russia, China, the UK and 11 more countries COMBINED on our military.

NO ONE in congress has said anything about the Billions in Military Waste as reported in the above article “Pentagon buries evidence of $125 billion in bureaucratic waste

If it weren’t for the trillions of dollars wasted on the military and  trillions spent on past failed wars such as Viet-Nam, Iraq, Afghanistan and others, we wouldn’t have a 20 Trillion Dollar debt. There would also be PLENTY of money for Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, Healthcare and our crumbling infrastructure.

Do you approve of such outrageous waste? Do you approve of Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid and Healthcare being cut?

 

UNITED STATES UNJUSTIFIED WARS AND INTERFERENCE IN OTHER COUNTRIES AFFAIRS

The US has a history of sticking it’s nose in other countries business and pursuing unprovoked wars. George Washington, in his Farewell Address stated why the United States should pursue a policy of isolationism:

“The great rule of conduct for us, in regard to foreign nations, is in extending our commercial relations, to have with them as little political connection as possible. Europe has a set of primary interests, which to us have none, or a very remote relation. Hence she must be engaged in frequent controversies the causes of which are essentially foreign to our concerns. Hence, therefore, it must be unwise in us to implicate ourselves, by artificial ties, in the ordinary vicissitudes of her politics, or the ordinary combinations and collisions of her friendships or enmities.”.

If we minded our own business like Switzerland we would be liked a lot better by people all over the world.  There would have been no Vietnam,  no 9/11, no Iraq and no Afghanistan.

After World War II, we should have brought all of our troops home and scaled down our military.  The United States should have heeded the advise and warning of President Dwight Eisenhower about the “Military Complex”.  Details here…

 

REPUBLICANS HAVING A MAJORITY DUE TO THE ELECTORAL COLLEGE AND GERRYMANDERING

If it weren’t for The UN-Democratic Electoral College which installed Trump as President and Gerrymandering which has allowed Republicans to gain majorities in the United States House of Representatives and State Legislators they would not be in control of our Government.

We wouldn’t be facing their passing laws to cause 26 million people to lose their health insurance, to lose Net Neutrality, Mandatory Sentences for non-violent drug offenses, De-funding of Planned Parenthood services and so many other destructive things.

NO REPRESENTATION

In the state where I live, all of my State Representatives are Republican.  One Senator is Republican, the other is Democrat and my House Representative is Republican.

The Republican representatives I’m stuck with does not represent me or care what I want… they ignore my calls and vote down party lines. An example is how Republican Representatives from congress voted to approve their Health Bill which will cause over 20 million people to lose their healthcare, even though thousands of people called their offices demanding they vote NO.

People who say “Love this country or leave it” are Stupid Idiots… usually the gun-toting, un-educated, redneck, conservative dumb-ass types who think their shit don’t stink.

I love this country… it’s our corrupt, lawless, screwed-up government which needs to change.

Participating in the Pledge of Allegiance is supporting, condoning & defending all of the wrongs the US Government has & is engaging in… it’s saying “All is Well” when things are not.

Here’s more outrages Republicans has engaged in unabated…

The fact that Republicans have been able to get away with these outrages and force them down citizens throats proves our government is broken.

When and if the Electoral College is abolished, Gerrymandering is eliminated and made illegal, voter suppression & obstruction tactics are made illegal, those responsible for rigging the 2000 & 2004 elections are identified & criminally prosecuted, George W. Bush is officially declared an illegitimate President & his presidential library is eliminated, the 3 Supreme Court seats which were stolen from the American people are undone & made liberal, the electric chair is declared cruel & unusual punishment & outlawed once and for all, our justice system is completely overhauled so that punishments fit the crime, with no prison sentences for drug related issues, laws legalizing discrimination against any group (such as LGBT discrimination laws) are repealed and made permanently illegal, wasteful military spending is cut, our military is brought home & used only to defend our country, unnecessary government agencies which wastes tax payers money are shut down and healthcare is provided for all as a right of being a US citizen, I will feel more inclined to Pledge Allegiance.