I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.

That is the high ideal for which this symbol of freedom stands. It is not the current state of affairs in our country. I do not  pledge allegiance towards a man, a system of laws or a party of government. It is the high ideal and a statement of recognition of what this country was created to be. This pledge is to the defense of the high ideal that this country was made. 

If the country is not healthy, my pledge is useless unless I act as a citizen. I cannot limit my actions as a citizen to the voting booth and cannot exercise my freedoms without responsibility. 

Happy Birthday America, you were birthed into life by the living God who laid its dream in the hearts of brave men and women.