LETTER: ‘Corporate’ pledge reflects nation’s direction

New corporate pledge

As you may recall, at one point in the legislative process that the new tax reform bill recently went through.

Many pages were covered with nearly illegible, hand written notes.

Among these notes was an added amendment that was never intended to be part of the legislation, but rather a sarcastic comment to the bill itself and the process that created it.

Unfortunately, in the hasty quest to satisfy their donors, our legislators neglected to remove the amendment from the final bill.

It has now become law.

The amendment is a revision to our Pledge of Allegiance to the flag.

This pledge hasn’t been revised since 1954 and is the only pledge most of us know.

The revision reads as follows:

“I pledge allegiance to the flag of the Corporate States of America, and to the oligarchy for which it stands, one Empire under Capital, easily divisible, with liberty and justice for few.”

If this story angers you, it should.

Not because I made it up, but because that imaginary new pledge of allegiance truly reflects the direction our country has been headed in for quite some time now.

Think about it.

Leonard Mermod,

Nordland

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