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Poetic License: Pledge of Inclusion

June 28, 2017
By Joe Pacheco , Island Reporter, Captiva Current, Sanibel-Captiva Islander

I pledge allegiance

to the flag

of the United States of America

and to the republic

for which it stands,

one nation of

I ndians, Irish, Israelis

N ative Americans, Norse, Nipponese and New Yorkers

D utch and Deutscher

I talians and Ionians

V ietnamese

I ranis Iraqis and Indonesians

S candanavians, Slavs, Sicilians, Syrians, South Koreans, Sino-Asians and Scots

I mmigrants legal and illegal

B lacks, Brazilians, Brits, Belgians, Balkans, Baltics, Burmese and Belarussians

L atinos (when they learn English), Liberians, Libyans and Liberals

E gyptians, Estonians, Ethiopians and everybody else,

under

Jesus Christ, Jehovah, Allah, Buddha, Brahma, Christian Science, Secular Humanism, Agnostic, Cults and Godless Atheist substitutes,

WITH LIBERTY AND JUSTICE FOR ALL OF THE ABOVE

 
 

 

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