I'm sure it was just an honest mistake, a simple oversight; besides, who really can remember all the words of such a complicated pledge, congressionally mandated in 1942 and amended in 1954?
"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."
NBC's patriotic video broadcast last weekend during the U.S. Open golf tournament outside our Capitol in Bethesda, MD to honor our soldiers included a clip of our Pledge of Allegiance. The problem is, it was not our Pledge of Allegiance. Our pledge has 31 words, not 28! I'm always amazed when the media chooses to revise history. Note to NBC for future reference: if you don't agree with an historical document, instead of changing it to meet your views ... DON'T USE IT!
"I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the republic for which it stands, one nation , with liberty and justice for all."
After an outcry from offended Americans, NBC offered a non-apology of their decision to blatantly remove any reference to God, our creator: We are sorry ... if anyone was offended!
The intentional actions by many in the media, and leaders in our government and educational institutions to rewrite our nation's history is a sad commentary today. Be alert...stay involved, and let your voice be heard!