Sunday, June 28, 2009

President's Patch

Defined By (Webster’s Ninth Collegiate Dictionary )

  • I-the one who is speaking
  • pledge- a binding promise
  • allegiance - the strict and continuing faithfulness served by a citizen to the government under whom he resides
  • to the flag - a rectangular piece of fabric of distinctive design that is used as symbol
  • of the United States of America - a federation of states forming a nation in a specified territory ( continent of North America plus islands of Hawaii )
  • and to the republic - a government having a chief of state and not a monarch and in modern times is usually the President
  • for which it stands- flag
  • one nation - legally of one specified territory
  • under God - protected, guided and instructed by
  • with liberty- suggest release from former physical restraints from control or compulsion
  • and justice - the administration of what is just by the impartial adjustments of conflicting claims of the merited rewards or punishments
  • for all.- every individual member or component of
What I learned by doing this:
  1. Calling our nation a republic means it cannot be controlled by a monarch ( King or Queen)
  2. That liberty does not mean freedom to do certain things - it means freedom from former restraints
  3. It took the Bill of Rights ( the Ten Amendments to the Constitution ) to be passed to list explicit freedoms (rights)

Bill of Rights - a summary of fundamental rights and privileges guaranteed to a people against violation by the state
Happy Hot Summer!