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Old January 30, 2020, 09:09 AM   #59
Double Naught Spy
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Lots of members of this board support gun control in various ways. It is what they consider to be common sense ore realistic gun control. They don't want children to be able to own guns and they don't want mentally unstable people to have guns (they can't be trusted, right?). They don't want felons, particularly violent felons to have guns after serving their time in prison. Some don't think people who smoke marijuana should be able to have guns, but are strangely okay with people having alcohol and being gun owners.

I dare say, you would be hard pressed to find very many people who don't support some form or forms of gun control because they feel it is the right thing to do. The do not believe the right to keep and bear arms should be extended to those people. Of course, while that have no problem with that form of gun control, they don't like any forms that would affect them.

Quote: for helping out non-gun owners. The Pledge of Allegiance has the phase "one nation under God" in it.
You mean the Eisenhower-encouraged edit to help bind the US citizenry against the Godless communists? America seemed pretty happy with the Pledge for 70 odd years before it had the addition. Nothing like a little socialist doctrine in capitalist society.
The Pledge of Allegiance was written in August 1892 by the socialist minister Francis Bellamy (1855-1931). It was originally published in The Youth's Companion on September 8, 1892. Bellamy had hoped that the pledge would be used by citizens in any country.

In its original form it read:

"I pledge allegiance to my Flag and the Republic for which it stands, one nation, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all."

In 1923, the words, "the Flag of the United States of America" were added. At this time it read:

"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, in response to the Communist threat of the times, President Eisenhower encouraged Congress to add the words "under God," creating the 31-word pledge we say today. Bellamy's daughter objected to this alteration.
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