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The Pledge of Allegiance Issue in the Presidential Campaign

September 24, 1988

Now that the lower house of the U.S. Congress has decided that each day's session will be opened with a spoken Pledge of Allegiance, and thus sort the patriots from card-carrying moles, let us require our congressmen to pass more minatory measures.

Let each representative who misses the daily pledging be fined $10 the first time, $100 the next, then $1,000 and so on upward until the fine reaches the value of the member's yearly honorariums. As further correction, let that representative be required, while standing in full view of the C-SPAN video camera, to write and sign the Pledge of Allegiance one time for each $1 of the fine.

That should ease all our minds, by jingo!

J.B. PARROTT

Sherman Oaks

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