“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.” [Pledge of Allegiance, until “under God” was added in 1954]
Are we “one nation, indivisible”?
“When the framers of the Constitution were conferring special rights and privileges upon the citizens of a state in every other part of the Union, it is impossible to believe that these rights and privileges were intended to be extended to the negro race.” [Scott v. Sandford, 60 U.S. 393 (1856)]
In 1963, Yale University admitted George W. Bush. “He had never made the honor roll, and his verbal score on the SAT was a mediocre 566.” [The New York Times, September 13, 2004]
On May 4, 1970, the Ohio Army National Guard assassinated Jeffrey Miller, Allison Krause, William Schroeder, and Sandra Scheuer on the campus of Kent State University. “There has not been a credible, independent, impartial investigation into Kent State. No group or individual has been held accountable.” [ACLU, Decades Later, No Justice for Kent State Killings, March 7, 2014]
On September 8, 1974, Gerald Ford granted Richard Nixon a pardon “for all offenses against the United States which he, Richard Nixon, has committed or may have committed or taken part in during the period from January 20, 1969 through August 9, 1974.”
“you could put half of Trump’s supporters [half of the 62,984,825*** Americans who voted for President Trump] into what I call the basket of deplorables. … The racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamaphobic — you name it.” [Hillary Clinton, September 9, 2016]
*** [Federal Election Commission, January 30, 2017]
“In 2016 there were 40.6 million people in poverty”. [United States Census Bureau, September 12, 2017]
From 2001 to 2015, Wall Street paid Bill Clinton and Hillary Clinton more than $153 million for “speeches”. [CNN, February 6, 2016]
In 2016, there were 762 homicides in Chicago. [CNN, January 2, 2017]
In 2017, Charlie Rose, Kevin Spacey, Al Franken, and John Conyers admitted to sexual assault. Only the Senator and the Congressman were able to keep their jobs.
Stephen B. Benisch, November 27, 2017