Stop the Pledge of Allegiance. It was the origin of the Nazi salute and Nazi behavior (still is) in the USA. See the work of the symbologist Dr. Rex Curry. Francis Bellamy and Edward Bellamy were American national socialists and they influenced German national socialists, their dogma, rituals (robotic chanting) and symbols (the use of the swastika to represent crossed S-letters for “socialism”). The pledge was the origin of similar robotic chanting imposed by other authoritarian governments. The early pledge began with a military salute that was then extended outward to point at the flag (in practice the second gesture was performed palm down). It was not an ancient Roman salute (that is a debunked myth). It is the worship of government/socialism. The pledge caused bullying, violence, castrations, even lynchings. It continues to cause bullying. Most Americans today were educated in socialist schools (government schools) so they are ignorant of the fact that it was happening in the USA (to the stars and stripes) and in Germany (to the swastika flag) at the same time. The pledge’s viciousness continues to happen here, only the gesture changed. Support the “Stop the Pledge” foundation and campaign.