Idolatry and the Pledge of Allegiance

Against immoderate attachments.

Today (June 22) is the anniversary of Congress’s adoption of the Pledge of Allegiance in 1942.

Although I was born in the United States and have lived here all my adult life, I grew up in Canada and didn’t have to say the Pledge daily. I don’t know if I escaped a form of brainwashing, but as a younger adult I concluded that the Pledge is idolatry.

According to Merriam-Webster, idolatry is:

  1. the worship of a physical object as a god