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My Pledge Of Allegiance

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My Pledge Of Allegiance

I pledge allegiance to each self-loving, self-made individual
Whose sole need of men is force-free profitable trade,
Who judges aims and acts with his own thinking mind
And stands proud to receive judgment, sure and unafraid.

I pledge allegiance to the state of individual rights,
The law-bound republic of only private property---
Private flesh and thoughts and lands and tools and lives,
Where each man holds the wheel of self-responsibility.

I pledge allegiance to the rationally selfish self,
And to the happiness on earth that each may find;
And I pledge totally against the death-blow evils of altruism---
Communism, socialism, fascism, religion and environmentalism.

I pledge allegiance to life---human life above all other--
Actual life above potential---fact above wishing.
I pledge allegiance to me; yes, to me I pledge allegiance;
With myself and by myself and to myself, I pledge allegiance.

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  1. Date: 4/8/2009 3:50:00 PM
    It is fully serious.

  1. Date: 4/8/2009 3:25:00 PM
    One person, under himself, with liberty, and justice, for anyone who won't stand in his way. Awesome work. Very captivating. I'm not sure if it's tongue in cheek or not. Doesn't matter. Still a powerhouse write. -Yoni