NPR has NEVER raised nor addressed the topic of the Pledge as the origin of Nazi salutes and Nazi behavior, and Ari Shapiro, the NPR stenographer, did not mention the putrid past of the Pledge of Allegiance, and Shapiro did not include a historic photo (nor video which would be even better) showing the pledge’s early stiff-armed salute. NPR will not discuss the beatings, imprisonment and even lynchings inflicted on those who refused to perform the Pledge of Allegiance. How many times does NPR have to be debunked? No one should chant the Pledge of Allegiance. It was the origin of the Nazi salute and Nazi behavior (see the work of the historian Dr. Rex Curry). The pledge continues to be the source of that type of behavior, only the gesture has changed. Yet, that is why the NPR propagandist felt uncomfortable in refusing: FEAR similar to the fear under Stalin, Mao and Hitler.
National Public Radio covers up America’s Nazi past in Pledge of Allegiance