Kirk MacKenzie of
SHOULD WE PLEDGE ALLEGIANCE TO A NATION?
FINDING THE TRUTH
I look back in disbelief, but I have now spent nearly half my life digging out truth about our world, in our own time, by persistently and stubbornly wading through a veritable universe of information to find that truth, or about as much of it as anyone outside the system can.
Next, I turned my attention to history to learn who did, how they did it, and when they did it–in order to discover how to fix it.
Then, I simplified and synthesized all this vast information, in order to uncover the most fundamental corruptions that underlie the whole, many of which are described in my presentation How To Take Our Country Back.
Next, I was forced to turn my attention to understanding the apathy of a large portion of our society. Apathy is a lack of action. Actions are the result of thoughts and beliefs. So what, I pondered, are the most fundamental corruptions in our thoughts a beliefs?
A meme “is an idea, behavior, or style that spreads from person to person within a culture. A meme acts as a unit for carrying cultural ideas, symbols, or practices that can be transmitted from one mind to another through writing, speed, gestures, rituals, or other imitable phenomena with a mimicked theme.”
In short, simple things can have profound impact of how we think, thus what we do, and thereby literally change the course of destiny.
Is there a meme that explains, in part, why we have accepted such vast departures from constitutional government? Yes, there is, and it is something I have proudly recited my entire life, and which I continue to recite, albeit in modified format.
ARE WE A NATION?
Are we a nation? This gets down to the crux of the matter, the very thing that frames the Constitution. Because if we believe we are a Nation, we automatically–without conscience thought or critical reflection–accept the notion of a supreme, central government to which all laws, states, counties, and people are subservient.
NO! WE ARE A FEDERATION!
No! We are a federation. It is a crucial distinction. We The People chose to retain the sovereignty of our States. Our States are separate Nations, not merely counties underneath a central government. We created a central authority, yes, but only as to certain subject matter. The Founding Fathers insured subservience of the federal to the States by creating a Senate of State Ambassadors, appointed by their state legislatures, with the power to veto federal legislation. The Senate served as a check against the unconstitutional expansion of federal power. I will save discussion of the un-ratified 17th, 14th, 15th, and 16th amendments for another time.
WHERE DOES THE BELIEF IN NATION COME FROM?
So why do the People believe we are a Nation? And thereby automatically accept subservience to a central government? In part, it is due to the fact we call state leaders Governors instead of the Presidents they truly are. Governor is a term that comes from feudalism, in which Kings “owned” all lands and appointed individuals to “govern” them. We should stop calling them Governors and start calling them Presidents.
THE PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE AS A MEME
But there is an even more pervasive reason why we came to believe we are a Nation. And this gets me back to a prior point. For my entire life–first daily as a student, then as an adult–I have proudly recited the Pledge of Allegiance. The Pledge of Allegiance was composed by Francis Bellamy, a socialist, in 1892.
Whether intended or not, I believe it is the meme by which we came to accept subservience to a nation and central government that do not exist. So the next time you say the Pledge, consider using the words I use. And by the way, make sure to pledge allegiance a flag that does not have a gold fringe.
I Pledge Allegiance To The Flag
Of These United States of America,
And To The Republic For Which They Stand,
One Federation Under God,
WIth Liberty And Justice For All.