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  Pledge - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The word pledge is used as a synonym for oath, a formal and binding engagement, as in Pledge of Allegiance.
This is called the pledge period and sometimes involved hazing, although new guidelines to reduce hazing have significantly reduced hazing to pledges and some national fraternities have abolished the pledge process altogether to prevent hazing and forbid brothers of these fraternities to refer to new brothers as pledges.
In the case of a pledge, a special property passes to the pledgee, sufficient to enable him to maintain an action against a wrongdoer, but the general property, that is the property subject to the pledge, remains in the pledgor.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Pledge   (555 words)

  
 Pledge of Allegiance - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Pledge of Allegiance is a promise or oath of allegiance to the United States, and to its national flag.
I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to The Republic for which it stands, one Nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.
Islamic Pledge of Allegiance from the Bureau of Islamic and Arabic Education a project of the Islamic Center of Southern California.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Pledge_of_Allegiance   (1770 words)

  
 Story & Meaning Pledge   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag of the United States, according to James A. Moss, an authority on the flag and its history, was first given national publicity through the official program of the National Public School Celebration of Columbus Day in October 1892.
The Pledge had been published in theYouth's Companion for September 8,1892, and at the same time sent out in leaflet form throughout the country.During the Celebration it was repeated by more than 12,000,000 public school pupils in every state in the Union.
When the Pledge is being given, all should stand with the right hand over the heart, fingers together and horizontal with the arm at as near a right angle as possible.
www.flagday.org /Pages/StoryofPledge.html   (809 words)

  
 CNN.com - Lawmakers blast Pledge ruling - June 27, 2002
A federal appeals court ruled Wednesday that reciting the Pledge of Allegiance in public schools is an unconstitutional "endorsement of religion" because of the addition of the phrase "under God" in 1954 by Congress.
In this case, the appeals court said, the lower court's decision to throw out the case found that "the ceremonial reference to God in the pledge does not convey endorsement of particular religious beliefs" -- a precedent the appeals court said is not supported by the recent Supreme Court decisions.
Rather, the phrase 'one nation under God' in the context of the Pledge is normative," the court said in its decision.
archives.cnn.com /2002/LAW/06/26/pledge.allegiance   (1114 words)

  
 Bristol-Myers Squibb - About Us - Our Company - Our Pledge
We pledge -- to our patients and customers, to our employees and partners, to our shareholders and neighbors, and to the world we serve -- to act on our belief that the priceless ingredient of every product is the honor and integrity of its maker.
We pledge to build and uphold the trust and goodwill that are the foundation of successful business relationships.
We pledge Bristol-Myers Squibb to the highest standard of moral and ethical behavior and to policies and practices that fully embody the responsibility, integrity and decency required of free enterprise if it is to merit and maintain the confidence of our society.
www.bms.com /aboutbms/content/data/ourple.html   (457 words)

  
 Pledge of Allegiance ruled unconstitutional / Many say ruling by S.F. court hasn't a prayer after appeals
The Pledge of Allegiance, a patriotic ritual of America's classrooms, is unconstitutional because the phrase "under God" is a government endorsement of religion, a federal appeals court ruled Wednesday.
The current pledge "is a profession of a religious belief, namely, a belief in monotheism," said the majority opinion by Judge Alfred Goodwin, a 1971 appointee of President Richard Nixon.
The pledge, composed in 1892 by a Baptist minister and self-described Christian socialist named Francis Bellamy, is a voluntary exercise among school districts.
www.sfgate.com /cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/c/a/2002/06/27/MN67763.DTL   (1849 words)

  
 Pledge of Allegiance and its "under God" phrase
The Pledge is recited, on average, tens of millions of times a day -- largely by students in schools across America.
Partly in reaction to these factors, a reported 15 resolutions were initiated in Congress to change the pledge.
The change was partly motivated by a desire to differentiate between communism, which promotes Atheism, and Western capitalistic democracies, which were at least nominally Christian.
www.religioustolerance.org /nat_pled1.htm   (1356 words)

  
 Student Pugwash USA (SPUSA)
Through the SPUSA pledge program young people are challenged to make a personal commitment to use science and technology in a socially responsible way, thereby, contributing to a safer, more just society.
SPUSA initiated the pledge program in response to the awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize to the Pugwash Conference on Science and World Affairs and Sir Joseph Rotblat (a founding member of the Pugwash Conference on Science and World Affairs) in 1995.
The pledge symbolizes the fact that young people have the ability to actively promote the kind of world in which they want to live.
www.spusa.org /pledge   (399 words)

  
 Ben's Guide (3-5): Songs and Oaths - The Pledge of Allegiance
The Pledge of Allegiance was first published in 1892 in The Youth's Companion magazine in Boston, Massachusetts to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the discovery of America.
The phrase "under God" was added to the Pledge by a Congressional act approved on June 14, 1954.
A controversy arose concerning the authorship of the Pledge of 1892.
bensguide.gpo.gov /3-5/symbols/pledgeallegiance.html   (334 words)

  
 The Pledge of Allegiance - A Short History
In his Pledge, he is expressing the ideas of his first cousin, Edward Bellamy, author of the American socialist utopian novels, Looking Backward (1888) and Equality (1897).
The Pledge was published in the September 8th issue of The Youth's Companion, the leading family magazine and the Reader's Digest of its day.
In 1923 and 1924 the National Flag Conference, under the 'leadership of the American Legion and the Daughters of the American Revolution, changed the Pledge's words, 'my Flag,' to 'the Flag of the United States of America.' Bellamy disliked this change, but his protest was ignored.
history.vineyard.net /pledge.htm   (806 words)

  
 Rethinking the Pledge of Allegiance: Newsroom: The Independent Institute
Is the Pledge of Allegiance a prayer or a patriotic oath?
Lost in the legal commentary surrounding the case was a discussion of the merits of the Pledge.
I pledge allegiance to my Flag and to the Republic for which it stands—one nation indivisible—with liberty and justice for all.
www.independent.org /tii/news/040405Watkins.html   (815 words)

  
 USATODAY.com - Federal judge declares Pledge unconstitutional   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Ruling the recitation of the pledge unconstitutional sets up another showdown at a time when the makeup of the Supreme Court is in flux.
Because the Supreme Court had rejected Newdow's challenge on procedural grounds and not on its merits, Karlton wrote, he was required to reinstate an earlier federal appeals court ruling in the case that had struck down the recitation of the pledge.
The Supreme Court has never ruled on the constitutionality of reciting the pledge in public schools and has a mixed record in other cases involving the public invocation of the deity.
www.usatoday.com /news/nation/2005-09-14-pledge-allegiance_x.htm   (623 words)

  
 One Nation Under Bush By Chris Suellentrop
This may be the first and only time the "Bush Pledge" has been taken at an event I've attended (or any event for that matter), but I'm not the best witness.
One of the unfortunate drawbacks of traveling with a presidential candidate is that you arrive at a political rally when he does, which means you arrive right before he speaks.
It wasn't a particularly notable experience, except for the fact that it opened with that weird pledge of fealty, reminiscent of the cultlike cheer that Wal-Mart forces its employees to perform.
www.slate.com /id/2108852   (968 words)

  
 Andar e-Pledge Workplace Giving Fundraising Software
This means that new pledges entered via the web are immediately visible to the campaigners, both in the donor’s history and in the campaign summaries.
Print lists of employees who a) have pledged - whether through the web or via traditional paper pledge forms or via other means, b) have responded “no pledge this year” via the web or other means, and c) have not yet recorded a response.
The system will record the fact that the employee has visited the web site but not pledged, and allows the ECC (and the Campaigner) to view a list of employees who have recorded some response whether they have given or not, versus those who have not recorded any response.
www.helixdp.com /Helix/site/AndarePledge.jsp   (708 words)

  
 definition of pledge
Anything given or considered as a security for the performance of an act; a guarantee; as, mutual interest is the best pledge for the performance of treaties.
To deposit, as a chattel, in pledge or pawn; to leave in possession of another as security; as, to pledge one's watch.
To bind or engage by promise or declaration; to engage solemnly; as, to pledge one's self.
www.brainydictionary.com /words/pl/pledge203840.html   (266 words)

  
 Quality First Pledge
Quality First goals will be achieved as providers who sign the pledge integrates each of the seven core principle into its daily routines, activities and interactions for the benefit of residents/patients, families, staff, volunteers, vendors, the general public or the greater community around the facility.
Multiple facilities owned by a single entity or individual can be pledged together online, or by submitting a hard copy pledge.
When pledging online the above-required facility list can be emailed to Adrienne Riaz-Khan at ariaz-khan@ahca.org or mailed to her at AHCA/NCAL, 1201 L St. NW, Washington, DC, 20005.
www.ahca.org /quality/qf_pledge.htm   (568 words)

  
 Furniture Care - Furniture Sprays By Pledge ®
Pledge® Natural Beauty makes the perfect dust cloth or furniture spray for your wood furniture and wood surfaces.
Ideal for a quick cleaning, this furniture spray or dusting wipe from Pledge® removes dust, dirt, smudges, and fingerprints from your wood furniture in a flash.
Pledge® Natural Beauty also protects against water damage and stains and leaves no residue build-up.
www.pledge.com /furniture-care   (180 words)

  
 Americans for Tax Reform
While ATR has the role of promoting and monitoring the Pledge, the Taxpayer Protection Pledge is actually made to a candidate's constituents, who are entitled to know where candidates stand before sending them to the capitol.
Since the Pledge is a prerequisite for many voters, it is considered binding as long as an individual holds the office for which he or she signed the Pledge.
Since its rollout with the endorsement of President Reagan in 1986, the pledge has become de rigeur for Republicans seeking office, and is a necessity for Democrats running in Republican districts.
www.atr.org /pledge   (225 words)

  
 Technorati Tag: pledge
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Pledge Cleaning Items - Cheaper Prices Before you buy, compare prices at Calibex.
www.technorati.com /tag/pledge   (535 words)

  
 'I will create a standing order of 5 pounds per month to support an organisation that will campaign for digital rights ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
People signing this pledge do, of course, take an active interest in the *issues* but also have a wide spread of other experience and skills rather than an issue-led tunnel vision about it all.
Danny has addressed those concerns of mine, and reading back over the initial comments to this pledge it's easy to see why people needed to get things moving before the pledge was met.
Create or join local and international networks with the pledge goals would also be relatively cheap and form a good basis for a series of direct actions.
www.pledgebank.com /rights   (4650 words)

  
 Pathfinder Pledge & Law
The Pathfinder Pledge and Law is an important part of Pathfinders.
Thousands of Pathfinders each year learn and choose to abide by the requirements of the Pathfinder Pledge and Law for the sole purpose of growing closer to their fellow men and women, and to their Creator.
I will pledge myself to serve God first, last, and best in everything I am called upon to be or do.
www.pathfindersonline.org /html/about/about_pledge_law.htm   (405 words)

  
 PledgeBank - Tell the world "I'll do it, but only if you'll help"
Once you've thought of something you'd like to do, just create a pledge which says "I'll do this, but only if 5 other people will do the same".
ChrisTHamrin will pledge to never purchase a CD containing any form of Digital Rights Management (DRM), but only if 20 people affiliated with KUMM will too.
Elizabeth Stark and Fred Benenson will pledge to never purchase a CD containing any form of Digital Rights Management (DRM), but only if 500 people around the world will too.
www.pledgebank.com   (690 words)

  
 The Pledge of Allegiance to the United States Flag
Under the title "The Pledge to the Flag", the composition was the earliest version of what we now know as the PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE.
Our Pledge of Allegiance was born, but like anything new, it took many years to "reach maturity", and underwent several changes along the way.
One year after receiving this official sanction, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that school children could not be forced to recite the Pledge as part of their daily routine.
www.homeofheroes.com /hallofheroes/1st_floor/flag/1bfc_pledge.html   (1231 words)

  
 The Pledge
As such, we pledge ourselves not to become enablers of any campaign designed to divide us in our struggle to remove Bush from power.
If you want to be listed here then email me with a link to your statement signing the pledge.
History: This pledge was developed when I, a Dean supporter, became increasingly distressed at the way supporters of Dean and Clark were biting eagerly at provocatively negative stories about each others candidates.
interestingtimes.blogspot.com /pledge.htm   (209 words)

  
 The Carpetbagger Report » Blog Archive » The Pledge on the 4th of July
When the Pledge was changed to its current language, it was at the height of "red scare" and Congress added "under God" to stick it to the commies.
Another way the pledge was changed in order to "highlight fundamental differences between us and them" was that the flag salute, given while pledging, was changed in 1942 from one that looked very much like the Nazi "heil" salute to the current hand-over-heart thing.
Either they remain true to their beliefs and refuse to say the pledge, thus incriminating themselves as disloyal, or they recite the pledge and dishonor their consciences.
www.thecarpetbaggerreport.com /archives/4605.html   (1918 words)

  
 Become a member of KKJZ 88.1 FM online!   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
If you are a current member of KJAZZ and wish to make a contribution ONLY to our "Studio and Signal" campaign, click here.
(pledge amount must be $120 or more to be eligible for monthly installments)
Please be patient while your pledge is being processed.
www.kkjz.org /pledge/index.shtml   (163 words)

  
 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Together, by honoring this pledge, we can reverse the violence and grow up in safety.
The Student Pledge Against Gun Violence is a national program that honors the role that young people, through their own decisions, can play in reducing gun violence.
Feel free to contact us with questions by calling (507) 645-5378 or by emailing us at mlgrow@pledge.org.
www.pledge.org   (366 words)

  
 Earth Pledge-Innovative Environmental Solutions   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
EP is monitoring and comparing the thermal performance and stormwater management capabilities of green and conventional roof platforms on the Silvercup Studios to determine the impact of green roofs on energy usage and stormwater overflow.
Visit FarmToTable.org, a project of the Earth Pledge Farm To Table Initiative.
Earth Pledge's Waste=Fuel Initiative, promotes anaerobic digestion, which transforms organic waste into clean, renewable energy.
www.earthpledge.org   (184 words)

  
 Lingerie Shopping De Pledge - silk lingerie, satin nightwear, sleepwear, underwear, luxurious Silk Collections, ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
I am very pleased to have this opportunity to introduce you to the Classic Beauty and Elegance of De Pledge Pure Silk Lingerie and Nightwear.
De Pledge, established in 1987 in the historical City of York, England, is renowned for its luxurious Silk Collections designed and created for discerning women worldwide.
I am proud to show you examples of the standard of excellence achieved by De Pledge, on which we have built our reputation.
www.depledge.co.uk   (232 words)

  
 BlogAid   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
BlogAid is now over so I'd like to take this opportunity to thank everybody who offered to donate their blog earning from January to help the Tsunami relief efforts.
We've had 225 people pledge their support and so far these people have donated $8763.54 in advertising and affiliate earnings to a charity of their choice.
On the 26th of Dec, 2004 a massive earthquake measuring 9 on the Richter scale occurred off the coast of the Indonesian Island of Sumatra.
www.blogaid.org.uk /index.php   (220 words)

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