On C-Span today, at The Memorial Day Services at the Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery, the People were reciting the pledge of Allegiance. The Camera had a Close-Up of Obama while he was reciting the Pledge of Allegiance. As the following Phrase was being said, “One Nation, Under God,” ‘under God‘ was NOT recited by the President of the United States. Obama changed the words. I could not make out what those words were, but they were NOT ‘under God.’ Obama recited the other words to the letter, and you could see those words being recited by seeing his Lips, the Camera was so Close.
I find this very interesting, as I think there were prior circumstances where Obama either didn’t Pledge, or didn’t recite the words. I had just changed the channel to C-Span and saw the Ceremony that Obama was attending. This was right after they cut away from Biden at another Ceremony, I think at Arlington National Cemetery.
Reminds me of this >
What does it mean when the President of the United States of America will not recite the Pledge of Allegiance to the letter on Memorial Day? I leave that up to others to decide. Personally, I think of it as a Disgrace, whether you are a Democrat or a Republican, or in between.
Btw, you don’t have to take my word on what I saw. See the tape for yourself, with the camera close up. It was on C-Span. I don’t have a link for the ceremony with the Close up. But I am sure it is on the Web. There is NO Question that Obama changed the Words.
These are the words of the pledge of Allegiance, before and after the phrase ‘under God’ was added.
Between 1924 and 1954, the Pledge of Allegiance was worded:
“I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the Republic for which it stands; one nation, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.”
In 1954, during the McCarthy era and communism scare, Congress passed a bill, which was signed into law, to add the words “under God.” The current Pledge reads:
“I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the Republic for which it stands; one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.”
It would appear that Obama recited the word ‘Indivisible’ instead of the words ‘under God.’
I would have to see the tape to be sure.
‘Indivisible’ has 5 syllables, compared to ‘under God’ which has 3 syllables.
Obama did say more than 3 syllables when he came to the phrase ‘under God.’ It was either multiple words, or syllables.
Maybe Obama should stop wearing the US Flag Pin also, since he didn’t want to wear it before he became POTUS.