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  1. MK Murphy says:

    The “Pledge of Allegiance” was written by a Socialist Baptist Minister (Frances Bellamy). He and his brother sold American Flags to schools with the understanding that they would recite the Pledge everyday. There was also, the use of the “Bellamy Salute” during the pledge which was intended to be a blessing of the ground (or something to that effect); however, it had a very similar appearance to the Salute of the Third Reich. This was occurring in the late 1890s.

    I believe the intention was to create a nationalistic allegiance, which was the basis and arguments of the Anti-Federalists. The Bellamy Salute was dropped and changed to the hand over the heart around the time that the NAZI Party had attained a position of power.

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