This is in The Official Boy Scout Handbook from the 1980's and I think if it's good enough for them then our not so great leaders should learn it, know it and live it!!! What the hell happened to this country? As a kid I can remember everyday we would start the day off at school with the pledge of Allegiance to the flag. I had pride in the country when I was younger and I still do love the idea of a true free America where our rights and freedoms are not taken and walked on. This is from 1917
The Americans Creed
by William Tyler Page
I believe in the United States of America as a government of the people, by the people, for the people; whose just powers are derived from the consent of the governed, a democracy in a republic, a sovereign Nation of many sovereign States; a perfect union, one and inseparable; established upon those principles of freedom, equality, justice, and humanity for which American patriots sacrificed their lives and fortunes.
I therefore believe it is my duty to my country to love it, to support its Constitution, to obey its laws, to respect its flag, and to defend it against all enemies.
–Written 1917, accepted by the United States House of Representatives on April 3, 1918.