I haven't said the pledge in a long time, I wrote: "For Liberty and Justice for all" and actually it is, "With Liberty and Justice for all.", I would like to make that correction.
Justice and Liberty, wow! what a concept.
What is Justice?
Caesar Augustus, first presented the god, Justice to the world. A female goddess, who was blind, who carried a sword and scales. The evidence would be weighed in the scales of justice. Centuries after Roman had fallen, the French added Prudence. Prudence leads Justice. Since Justice is blind, Justice can be mistaken, but Prudence leads Justice by use of reason.
If Justice and Prudence are bound, then neither goddess can render true judgement. Therefore-Liberty is required. Through Prudence, Justice, and Liberty, a true judgement can be established. For this reason the Constitution of the United States, took from the powers of the earth, certain powers from the people, to establish Justice, Prudence, and Liberty.
Three virtues embraced by the United States from the founding, establish the people's protection of Liberty, Prudence, and Justice.
As, I stated before, Justice was officially established by the Roman Emperor Caesar Augustus. Pax Romana was the reign of Caesar Augustus--that is peace in Rome.
The Romans learned from the Greeks. The Greeks taught the Romans the philosophies of Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle, and the concept of Justice was realized. Rome recognized Justice but justice was around longer than Rome. "Abel's lawyer petitions the Lord Almighty for Justice day and night for Cain killing him."-this is found in Genesis, and alluded to in Revelations. The Prophets taught Justice.
But Justice as a twin sister, injustice. If God is seeking to be known by man, and the devil is seeking to be unknown by man, then Justice shall be known to the world and injustice hidden from the actions of men.
But in the light of God, through the liberty of inalienable rights, injustice is known. As Moses explains in Genesis, God separated the light from the dark. He separated justice from injustice, thus blessing justice.
But justice alone, who is blind, cannot establish judgement alone. Through the philosophies of the prophets, and the Greek philosophers, Prudence was examined. Through reason, wisdom can assist Justice in reaching judgement. This wisdom is called Prudence, as was explained through Jesus Christ. Prudence comes from the reasoned justice through wisdom. Thus, Christ fulfilled not only the Law of Moses, but also by default found the holes in the Greek Philosophers and filled them too.
Centuries after the death of Christ, human beings finally understood Prudence and Justice, but Prudence can be ignored and justice can be ignored, leading to all kinds of injustice. Until the immortal words of Thomas Jefferson in the Declaration of Independence established where the powers of Prudence and Justice come from. The powers come from you and I.
Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle, established political justice, while Moses established religious justice. But moral justice was still in question. For these men, established two very different philosophies of justice. The punishment thereof, is that of death. Between the Greek philosophers, and the prophets, mankind learned of Justice and prudence, because the joining of the two philosophies through Caesar Augustus established a new form of thinking. One based on both reason and religion. Superstition was taken out of the thinking. Thus, the gods of old died away, leaving just one God, that is the God of Israel.
Make no mistake, Egypt and Babylon, along with Persia, and the orient contribute to the philosophy.
However, what man did in the beginning with the realization that destiny is in our hands and no others, decided to protect Liberty, Justice, and Prudence for a few. During the Middle ages a new form of slavery, in the form of serfdom was created. A caste system of peasant and Lord became a system that created a monarchy. Charlemagne was crowned king of all the Empire, during the Holy Roman Empire. Charlemagne is the father of all kings and queens of Europe. From the Czar of Russia to the queen of England, Charlemagne was the absolute Lord of Europa.
During this time of brutal slavery and war, came forth a period of time where man becomes enlightened to destroy the evils of old. The first revolution against slavery occured with the Lutheran movement in Germany. This would spread to England at the same time, the Muslims tried to overthrow the Greek-Coptic-Christians in Asia Minor. Kings and Queens of Europe would go on four crusades to free the people of Asia Minor. The bitter brutal wars ensued. Destroying the capital of Christendom, Constantinople. The final reminisce of the Roman Empire was destroyed in the fourth Crusade.
Europe then erupts in to a discovery in all things. Science, Religion, and Political Science, or should I say Reason, Political Reason, and Religion. Soon troops return from the fourth Crusade back home to a home that was destroyed by human greed and lust for power. These soldiers, then organized the peasants and established the first document of Liberty. That would be the Magna Carta.
Soon thereafter, the colonies, born on the idea of a better life, would soon establish once and for all, Prudence(Justice by way of reason), Justice, and Liberty. Soon the Immortal words of the Pledge of Allegiance would be established.
The Constitution and all the amendments have baptised the rights and virtues of old. Slavery will be destroyed by this Constitution, the amendments, and by the growing powers of the earth.
The oaths and the Pledge, both establish the ideals of Justice and Liberty but show prudence in the words.
It is reasonable and clear. The Pledge, is similar to the Profession of Faith. Both of which I declare. Through my faith in God, and my use of reason, both pledges lead me to the oath I took. From both I gain the powers that are inalienable to me as a person. These powers that the earth and the Creator distilled in me from my birth, is a right granted by Life. But I yielding the powers that the Creator gave me, are only ensured by the documents we as men made holy. Among them are the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution, through the Bill of Rights to every amendment there after.
Me, as keeper of the powers of the earth, have a right to choose my destiny. You too, if you are human, have been tasked as a keeper of the powers of the earth, and have the same right to choose your destiny. Together we form a force that is unbeatable. As long as we can use our power in prudence and wisdom, and as long as we are free to disagree with each other, in a logical reasonable, way. We can thus, overcome any problem we face.
No idea, that promotes liberty and justice in a prudent wise way is not a bad idea and should be heard. But when ideas are forced upon the free, then the free will rebel. Conservatives know a lot about this. It is only now that the liberals are learning about this. The progressives are doing to the liberals what the liberals did to the conservatives. I for one, feel that if we conservatives just sit back and watch, we will see the liberals and the progressives destroy each other, like the Nephilim did to each other.
However, we conservatives will be haunted by the war between the liberals and progressives. This is why we must remember the wisdom that is contained herein.
Live free and keep America Reasonable.