Note: “Under God” drew some fire. Using that last line of The Pledge of Allegiance was to make a point. Grampy isn’t advocating any particular faith or any requirement to have one. (I swear, the most vehement evangelists I’ve encountered have been atheists.) “Under God” is a jab at the people that insist if be there. If you have a problem with that, you’re either one of those people (I doubt it – but it’s possible that non-readers may get sent straight here to bitch) or maybe you missed the point.
The Dream isn’t about treating others as equals. It’s about being equals. That of Us and Them being All of Us.
It’s isn’t about religious tolerance, but mutual respect of different faiths, or the absence there of. That we can share a common moral code.
It isn’t about giving anyone something they don’t have, but that we all have the same rights. That no one’s life, freedom, or property cannot be taken without fair and proper due process.
Simply put: One nation, under God, with Liberty and Justice for All.