Let’s take to heart words of the ‘pledge’

With all that is going on in our country, I’ve been hearing a lot about justice for all.

I started wondering where have I heard that before.

Oh, yeah. “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.”

Growing up in the public-school system, we made that pledge every morning. I didn’t have any difficulty remembering it even now at my somewhat advancing age.

So the rote part of my education has been a success, but I think more time should have been given to what these words mean.

We seem to be missing the point and meaning of America maybe not in our rhetoric but surely in our actions.

I hear people commenting that we should be saying all lives matter. That is a very true, and something for all of us to aspire to in our actions.

Sadly, with recent events and looking back at the history of this country, we never had a time when all lives mattered and still don’t.

We always seemed to be willing to suppress certain groups of people or falsely make believe that they are seeking more justice or privileges rather than just wanting to be considered equal.

Maybe some time should be taken right now for folks to do a little review of the history of our country.

People should have time on their hands right now since life has slowed a bit with that pandemic going on.

Bernie Mayancsik



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