Even MOAR importanter is that this pledge was instituted after the destruction of a willing confederation of equals under eternal shit stain lincoln.
Fuck that pledge. If you need to FORCE people to say it, obviously your governmental style is evil fuck.
This country hasn't been a republic since that military punishment pledge was created. We have all been slaves with invisible masters ever since fagboi lincoln killed hundreds of thousands just to keep them profits coming in for the bankers.