I recieved an email (I do know of the individual) From: "Gene Henley" Home work assignment. Corwin Amendment. My commentary. Flags are inanimate objects. I will NOT say the pledge to ANY FLAG,be it Church, US, Confederate,etc. If anyone does not understand this,then I`all say it in different words. I am not an admirer of Saint Abe. 600,000 + lives "to preserve our republic" is not a rational justification for s evil slaughter. Quote: Jefferson Davis. "All we want is to be left alone." IMHO,(hindsight 20/20),The Corwin Amendment is not in guvmint history. Why? How was the ungodly issue of slavery settled in other countries without war? Was this war of northern aggression really disguised? i.e. Industrial complex vs. Southern agricultural? Was this war really fought either to perpetuate or to destroy slavery? I am amazed at the knee JERK verbiage of those "history / Constitution" EX SPURTS,that quote bell,book,and chapter "true history",but fail miserably in depth research. "Are you still fighting the civil war?" One of the most trite phrases I`ve read is"settled law." The legality of secession is "settled law?" I don`t think so. Having said this, I pledge my allegiance to the Republic of these United States, NOT to the flag. Perhaps this is too philosophically deep for many. My suggestion. Think,pray,and reason beneath shallow. Do your homework. Respectfully In Christ`so service Gene Henley Sons of Confederate Veterans ******************** Thoughts?