Which It Stand

Tiny - Posted on 10 September 2019

September 11, 2019


Which it stands?



“I pledge allegiance to my flag and to the Republic for Which It Stands, one Nation indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.” (1892 version)


One day I found myself reciting the Pledge of Allegiance  (only God knows why) and the phrase “Which It Stands” dropped in my spirit and I couldn’t shake the thought. After researching it “Which It Stands”  the “official definition is it represents the flag and stands for the government of the United States, This encouraged me to question who is the Republic? “Republic, means loyalty to the government, which is where the people are sovereign”. Who were the sovereign (supreme) people WHITE FOLKS! Of course.  


Slavery was in affect 273 years prior the writting of Pledege of Allegiance. 127 years ago in August of 1892 the Pledge of Allegiance was written. Definitely, in 1892 black and brown people had no rights and the Republic held no regard for us.The challenges that have affected black and brown communities in 1892 are still very debilitating in the present time this is including those who are incarcerated, formerly incarcerated, unhoused, LGBTQ are not representatives of what it was meant to be of a sovereign government . 


 After several small changes/ alterations  from 1892 to 1954 the Pledge of Allegiance is recited as it is written today “ 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”. In 1892 the representation of God was missing. However, in 1954, President Eisenhower, incorporated “under God” into the Pledge. This was to affirm the religious faith in America’s history. 


It seems the God that was represented does not reflect the liberty and justice for all but, when we look at WHO the Pledge of Allegiance was written to lift up we can see then see why God looked unjust too those who lacked power. The good news is God is indivisible; love that can’t be divided or separated.


“Which it stands”, holds a very different meaning for me it has nothing to do with the government. “Which It Stands”   defining ‘Which” is a supportive clause or a clause providing further information. To “Stand” is to be situated or positioned. 


When I look at the combination of the words “Which it Stands”  provides the strength and stability of holding my own stuff, this provides me the capacity to develop me! The allegiances I pledge is to my God and myself and my own governmental agency within.  I place no value in the Pledge of Allegiance because of the falsities that it represents within the governmental authorities. It falls short of the sacrifice that the men and women make when they go to battle for a government that shows them limited to no support upon returning home.

Yet  for “Which it Stands”?


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