The Essence of Liberty Volume I. Liberty and History: The Rise and Fall of the Noble Experiment with Constitutionally Limited Government.

A Summary of: Lincoln Unmasked. What you are not supposed to know about Dishonest Abe

by Thomas J. DiLorenzo

Compiled and Edited by

Dr. Jimmy T. (Gunny) LaBaume 

The Essence of Liberty: Volume I: Liberty and History: The Rise and Fall of the Noble Experiment with Constitutionally Limited Government (Liberty and ... Limited Government) (Volume 1)Chapter 17: Pledging Allegiance to the Omnipotent Lincolnian State

Most Americans believe that the Pledge if Allegiance was the work of the founding fathers but the fact is that did not come about until 1892. Francis Bellamy, a defrocked minister who identified himself as a “Christian Socialist,” was the author. Bellamy had been removed form the pulpit for preaching “Jesus was a socialist.”

Bellamy said that one purpose of the Pledge was to help achieve the totalitarian socialist fantasy in America. He also said that the “true reason” was to indoctrinate school children into the Lincolnian theory of the perpetual state and to ingrain in children’s minds the falsehood that there is no such thing as state sovereignty. Totalitarians of all persuasions understand that omnipotent government cannot be achieved if the citizens have divided loyalties. Bellamy understood that a socialist utopia could never be achieved unless the central government became all-powerful and the notion of state sovereignty was destroyed.

In Bellamy’s own words, “To make that One Nation idea clear, we must specify that it is indivisible, as Webster and Lincoln used to repeat in their great speeches.” The “one nation, indivisible” language was extremely important because, if states’ rights were ever legitimized, the dream of a socialist utopia would never be realized.

He considered the “liberty and justice for all” phrase to be an Americanized expression of the French, not the American, Revolution: “Liberty, Equality, Fraternity.” Coming from Rousseau, the basic philosophy of the French Revolution was that in the mind of an elite there existed “the general will” that was to be imposed on the entire nation, even if it meant killing dissenters.

Rousseau said that it was imperative to “begin by making {citizens} love their country” through indoctrination in “patriotism.” This is exactly what Bellamy hoped to achieve with the Pledge. He got the idea for the Pledge from the “loyalty oaths” that Southerners were forced to take. This, coupled with compulsory public school attendance laws, provided the ideal vehicle for socialist indoctrination under the guise of “patriotism.”

In 1892 Bellamy planned a “National Public School Celebration” which was to be the first major propaganda campaign on behalf of the Pledge. Government-run schools, along with the Pledge, were promoted while private schools were denigrated.

Initially, students were taught to recite the Pledge with their arms outstretched, palms up, similar to how Romans were required to hail Caesar. However, the custom was dropped in the 1940s due to its similarity to the Nazi salute.

So, the Pledge of Allegiance was never intended to inculcate in schoolchildren the ideas of the founding fathers. Instead, it was intended to inculcate the ideas of eccentric, Lincoln-worshipping, utopian socialists.

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The Essence of Liberty Volume I: Liberty and History chronicles the rise and fall of the noble experiment with constitutionally limited government. It features the ideas and opinions of some of the world’s foremost contemporary constitutional scholars. This is history that you were not taught at the mandatory government propaganda camps otherwise known as “public schools.” You will gain a clear understanding of how America’s decline and decay is really nothing new and how it began almost immediately with the constitution. Available in both paperback and Kindle versions.

You might be interested in the other two volumes of this three volume set: The Essence of Liberty Volume II: The Economics of Liberty and The Essence of Liberty Volume III: Liberty: A Universal Political Ethic. 

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