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Get down on one knee

Alan Estrada
Tuesday July 16, 2002

To The Editor: 

This is a reply to a Forum letter from the July 8, 2002, publication of the Berkeley Daily Planet. 

The rational, national pledge of allegiance by Gerta (Greta?) Farber of Berkeley is without-a-doubt better than the arrogant Manifest Destiny that continues to cut at our current culture and state of affairs here and abroad. Can we take the pledge further? How about, “We symbolically promise alliance to the United States of America via this flag, and for the public, which it represents, one land, with liberty to choose how much you want to make, with justice for most.” And I say we put both hands over our heart when we make this pledge, and kneel on one knee. 


Alan Estrada