87.2% of statistics are made up on the spot. Philosophy is that wonderful realm of thought wherein one needs absolutely no statistics, so why waste time making up numbers? "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." Okay, well, to start off, don't ever insult my grammar or my knowledge of the English language because firstly, it's not nice, and secondly, though I may choose to intentionally break rules of grammar and proper English, I have a better understanding of the language than 95% of people on Earth. That's what results from 14 years worth of reading constantly and another 3 of studying grammar... Nextly (which I realize isn't an accepted English word), you obviously do not understand commas. While these do separate items in a list, the entire list is describing 'one Nation.' I could just as easily say 'one Nation, under a rock, with three green eyes and agoraphobia for all,' but I wouldn't be pledging allegiance to agoraphobia, freakish monster people, nor rocks. Similarly, by reciting the Pledge, you are not swearing allegiance to Liberty nor Justice nor any god of any sort, but to the flag and the Republic. Ask your English teacher; oh, and if she says otherwise, look it up in the Modern Language Association's handbook and then tell her she's dumb for teaching you the wrong stuff... And finally, the cooldown moment: I hope you are not offended by this post because, though I know I was a bit abrasive, there was no wrong intended.