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America
May we have the
Wisdom, Will and Courage,
to Support and Defend
by whatever means,
the Rights of all
who desire Liberty!
God Bless America.

Responsible Citizenship:
It is the inherent responsibility of each citizen to preserve the principles of freedom and justice on which the nation was founded. Our constitution was design to put power in the hands of citizens who vote into represents to serve in government. Whenever you fail to vote, you are relinquishing your power to someone else.

Individual Rights: The history of the United States is one of a noble cause and a struggle within ourselves as a people to develop a nation based on the principles of freedom and justice.

We have accomplished much in a relatively short time, but the task remains unfinished. As a people, we constantly search for balance between the freedom of individuals and our need to protect the collective interests of all.
However, each erosion of individual freedom is an erosion of everyone's freedom.

Therefore, if we error, let it always be on the side of individual rights.

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Pledge of Allegiance.


"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."

Pledge of Allegiance History.

The Pledge of Allegiance was first recited in 1892. Written by Francis Bellamy, Circulation Manager of the "Youth's Companion" magazine, it was intended to be a short verse for students to recite on Columbus Day of that year. Over 12 million did and it became a school ritual from then on.

The original verse read:


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

In 1923, the words "my Flag" were replaced with "the Flag of the United States" at the National Flag Conference in Washington, D.C. on June 14, 1923. Congress didn't officially recognize it until 1942. A year later, the Supreme Court ruled no one could be forced to recite it. It wasn't until 1954 that the words "under God" was added to it.

President Dwight D. Eisonhower on subject:

"In this way we are reaffirming the transcendance of religious faith in America's heritage and future; in this way we shall constantly strengthen those spiritual weapons which forever will be our country's most powerful resource in peace and war."

Statehood Chronology
Year Month Day
1787 Dec 07 - Delaware
1787 Dec 12 - Pennsylvania
1787 Dec 18 - New Jersey
1788 Jan 02 - Georgia
1788 Jan 09 - Connecticut
1788 Feb 06 - Massachusetts
1788 Apr 28 - Maryland
1788 May 23 - South Carolina
1788 Jun 21 - New Hampshire
1788 Jun 25 - Virginia
1788 Jun 26 - New York
1789 Nov 21 - North Carolina
1790 May 29 - Rhode Island
1791 Mar 04 - Vermont
1792 Jun 01 - Kentucky
1796 Jun 01 - Tennessee
1803 Mar 01 - Ohio
1812 Apr 30 - Louisiana
1816 Dec 11 - Indiana
1817 Dec 10 - Mississippi
1818 Dec 03 - Illinois
1819 Dec 14 - Alabama
1820 Mar 15 - Maine
1821 Aug 10 - Missouri
1836 Jun 15 - Arkansas
1837 Jan 26 - Michigan
1845 Mar 03 - Florida
1845 Dec 29 - Texas
1846 Dec 28 - Iowa
1848 May 29 - Wisconsin
1850 Sep 09 - California
1858 May 11 - Minnesota
1859 Feb 14 - Oregon
1861 Jan 29 - Kansas
1863 Jun 20 - West Virginia
1864 Oct 31 - Nevada
1867 Mar 01 - Nebraska
1876 Aug 01 - Colorado
1889 Nov 02 - North Dakota
1889 Nov 02 - South Dakota
1889 Nov 11 - Montana
1889 Nov 11 - Washington
1890 Jul 03 - Idaho
1890 Jun 10 - Wyoming
1896 Jan 04 - Utah
1907 Nov 16 - Oklahoma
1912 Jan 06 - New Mexico
1912 Feb 14 - Arizona
1959 Jan 03 - Alaska
1959 Aug 21 - Hawaii

Freedom --
Abraham Lincoln --
"Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves."
Franklin D. Roosevelt --
"In the truest sense, freedom cannot be bestowed; it must be achieved."
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