Dem Candidate Refuses to Say Pledge

Democrat Nikos Zitis, candidate for a New Jersey township committeman position, simply refuses to recite the Pledge of Allegiance, saying that “it doesn’t mean you’re more patriotic to recite the Pledge.”  Zitis became an American citizen in the mid 90s, having been born in Cypress.  He has lived in the United States since 1983. 

In an article about the controversy, Zitis is also quoted as having decided “there is no God”, another reason he is adamant about not reciting it.  It is no surprise that people who do not believe in God are the most likely to not like the Pledge of Allegiance.   

Which brings me to my main point: Is America one nation under God … or not?  Is it just a matter of those who do not believe in God being louder about their beliefs than those of us who do?  (I make no bones about the fact that I am a Christian and I completely defend the Pledge of Allegiance remaining the way it is today, with “under God”.) 

It is interesting to me that the entire nation is having a conversation about God in America at the same time it is having conversations about the rise of socialism in America.  It almost seems as if both topics have increased proportionally.  Why would that be the case?  Could it be that the Judeo Christian heritage this country embraces understands the connection between God and freedom/religion and liberty/Christ and self determination?  I propose the answer to that question is “yes”.

If Mr. Zitis does not wish to recite the Pledge of Allegiance, it is his right to do so.  As Americans, we allow freedom of expression.  Just remember this … the freedom to bash/disrespect/dishonor/tear down America is brought to you courtesy of the rest of us who DO BELIEVE IN ONE NATION UNDER GOD!

God bless America!


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