It seems to me that so long as we’re deciding whether such atrocities as invoking the generic concept of God in the U.S. Pledge of Allegiance can be tolerated, it struck me that it might be high time to modernize the whole Pledge outright. After all, it has been modified twice since being penned by socialist Francis Bellamy in the first place.
And so, let me propose the following rewrite, such as to make it more congruous with our current socio-political experience.
The Pledge of Allegiance:
I pledge allegiance, to the government;
Of the Unified State of America;
And to the collective, for which it stands;
One society: one for all, and all for one;
With diversity and safety for all.