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By Ken Stern 

Musings - on the editor’s mind

Musings –

 

February 24, 2021



Last week’s editorial offered excerpts from foundational American documents, the bedrock that we stand on as citizens, as Americans. The pledge of allegiance is not codified – it is not legislation. Yet more citizens probably say it more often in more government halls, schools, fire stations, churches and stadiums than any single American document.

Here is a fact: It was written by Francis Bellamy, a minister and socialist.

I printed the preamble to the Constitution and the presidential and congressional oaths of office. As I have written before, all our elected officials, includi...



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