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Correct way to say pledge?

As Wednesday's meeting of the Sedgwick County Commission opened, Chairman Kelly Parks coached the assembled in how to say the Pledge of Allegiance. "A lot of times there's kind of an echo at one part of it," he said. "So if we can try to do that like I learned it this time — 'one nation under God,' without a pause in there — let's just try that and see how that works this time. Thank you." Parks seemed pleased by the result, but is there a right way to say the pledge? Internet searching reveals an effort by some VFW posts to discourage the pause before "under God," and some sense that pausing reflects negatively on the 1954 act of Congress inserting those words into the pledge. What do bloggers think?

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