The Republican Pledge of Allegiance

In spite of Democratic efforts to continue budget talks with Republicans in Washington, it has become increasingly clear that the Republican Party has no interest in the well-being of the United States and its citizens—unless, of course, they are corporations (which, according to the Supreme Court, are citizens with more rights than any of us) or millionaires (who generously line Republican pockets in exchange for favorable legislation).

They have pledged that they would oppose any and all tax increases—signed their names on the dotted line, and, well, you know, once you’ve signed a pledge . . . . Their commitment to this pledge and their unwavering loyalty to Grover Norquist demonstrates their refusal to put the United States and its citizens above their selfish and self-serving ideology.

They should, forthwith, be forbidden to recite the Pledge of Allegiance in the presence of the United States flag.

I have a new pledge just for them that clarifies their beliefs and illustrates exactly where their allegiance lies.

I am mystified by my Republican friends, relatives, and acquaintances who remain steadfast in their political affiliation even as Republican politicians show them nothing but contempt.

About Sharon

**Writing, both personal and professional, has always been an important aspect of my life. **Personally, whether I write from experience or invent fictional characters, I learn so much about myself. Writing has always helped me understand and deal with important events and issues in my life. The blog, "Boxelders and Blackberries" serves this purpose. **My "gravatar" is a boxelder tree, which I hope provides a way to bring together my personal and professional writing. The boxelder tree branches into multiple trunks, each representing a different direction my life and career has taken.
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